Posts by Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and US South

San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade to include LGBT organization

The San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade will include a first-time contingent from the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Celebration Committee.

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Sam Adams is no longer sponsoring LGBT exclusion at the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

LGBT groups make progress in some St. Patrick's Day parades, while corporation rethink their sponsorship in others.

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SC legislature punishes colleges for assigning LGBT literature

South Carolina legislators cut funding to two colleges because the professors assigned LGBT-themed litaratre to freshmen to read. Despite attempts, the cuts have not been restored.

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Corporations are rethinking sponsorship of Boston's exclusionary St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Boston Beer Company, which owns Sam Adams beer, has issued a statement on its sponsorship of the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. Boston Beer, like other sponsors have been pressured to speak out about the exclusion of LGBT organizations, like the LGBT Veterans for Equality.

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Tell CrossFit: Change your anti-transgender policy

CrossFit outed and disqualified Chloie Jonsson from competition because she was a transgender woman.

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Ugandan LGBT advocates challenge draconian law in court

Ugandan LGBT advocates, working together under a group called Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, have filed a petition, challenging the validity of the draconian new anti-LGBT law that was signed into law hastily earlier this year.

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Marcel Neergaard schools everyone on anti-LGBT bullying

Tennessee advocate and Spirit Day Ambassador, Marcel Neergaard, has written another essay for the Huffington Post. He described returning to school, what challenges he continues to face, and how he continues to advocate for LGBT students.

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Dolan and Donohue dance around Pope Francis' comments on civil unions

Pope Francis is messing with the narrative that anti-LGBT activists and leaders have been building. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bill Donohue are scrambling to explain how nothing has changed, when in fact, it has.

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