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

Bob Newhart bows out of gig with anti-LGBT organization

Bob Newhart, the beloved actor and comedian, quietly announced over social media that he has cancelled his upcoming gig at the Legatus Summit. This follows GLAAD's post pointing out the harsh anti-LGBT agenda of the organization.

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When a sports reporter uses the T-word on Twitter

NBC Sports' Michelle Beadle used the T-word in a tweet to describe an encounter she had with someone at a store.

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson uses vile stereotypes to tell GQ his thoughts on LGBT people

GQ Magazine’s profile of Phil Robertson included some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication.

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Obamas not going to the Olympics, sending gay athletes instead

The White House has announced the United States Olympic delegation, and it doesn't include the President or the First Lady. But the delegation does include some openly gay people.

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A transgender volunteer for the Salvation Army

GLAAD board chair, Jennifer Finney Boylan, discusses ringing bells for the Salvation Army, her desire to contribute to humankind, and the Salvation Army's anti-LGBT position.

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Rev. Schaefer's 30 days are nearly up. Will he recant?

Rev. Frank Schaefer was found "guilty" of performing his son's wedding to another man by the United Methodist Church and given a 30-day suspension, at the end of which he was given the choice to renounce his ministry to the LGBT community or to be defrocked.

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Bryan Fischer, for the record, does not think LGBT people should be burned in ovens

A Russian actor, Ivan Okhlobystin, recently said that LGBT people should be burned in ovens. Bryan Fischer backed away from that comment, but Jeremy Hooper calls him on his role in creating such violent rhetoric.

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Woman who travels across the country to marry her love passes away

Last month, Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper traveled from their home in Colorado to New York to be legally married as Lisa was battling cancer. We are saddened to share that Lisa lost her battle with cancer and passed away on December 11.

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