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

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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Pastor fired for participating in step-daughter's wedding

Brett Hadley a Seventh-Day Adventist minister, has been forced to resign his position because he attended the wedding of his step-daughter and her wife in Bellingham, Washington.

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Edith Windsor is #3 in Time's Person of the Year list

Time Magazine has released its Person of the Year edition, and third on the list is Edith Windsor.

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Melissa Etheridge and Bruce Cohen lead Madonna, George Takei, Sigourney Weaver, so many others in an Uprising of Love

More than 65 entertainment leaders are writing songs, producing videos, writing op-eds, and using their influence to spread the message of love to the people of Russia through the Uprising of Love campaign.

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Viet Rainbow seeks return to Tet Parade

The Orange County Register is covering the efforts of Viet Rainbow to join the Orange County Tet Parade, giving a fuller profile to Hieu Nguyen, one of the leaders of Veit Rainbow.

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