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

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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TAKE ACTION: Call for an LGBT-inclusive Lunar New Year parade

Viet Rainbow of Orange County, a community-based organization working to promote positive visibility and equitable treatment of LGBT people, may potentially be blocked a second time from participating in the Tet Parade, Orange County's annual Lunar New Year celebration, scheduled in February.

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MILK team presents rainbow flag to Russian LGBT people at Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Side by Side LGBT Film Festival wrapped up on November 30 in St. Petersburg with the Oscar award winning film MILK, Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black, and Bruce Cohen. The festival weathered bomb threats, evacuations of buildings, and last minute scheduling changes.

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On the 35th anniversary of Harvey Milk's assassination, the fight for LGBT equality has just begun

Anthony Watson wrote commentary for Pink News UK to remember the assassination of Harvey Milk. To those who think that the movement for LGBT equality has moved on, Watson, says this is only the beginning.

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This Thanksgiving weekend, watch Seventh-Gay Adventists for free

Seventh-Gay Adventists, the new documentary about the experiences, challenges, and spiritual journeys of three gay and lesbian members of a conservative denomination, is thanking the pro-LGBT faith community by making the film available to watch for free over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

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Help Minnesota ban harmful "ex-gay" therapy

Alec Fischer has started a Change.org petition, calling on the Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, as well as state legislators, to pass a ban on "ex-gay" therapy. So far, over 35,000 people have signed on. Add your name.

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Oscar winning MILK team attends Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in Russia, bomb threat disrupts opening

The Side by Side LGBT Film Festival opening in St. Petersburg was disrupted by a bomb threat. Attending this year's festival is the team behind the award winning film MILK. Director Gus Van Sant, Producer Bruce Cohen, and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

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Many Voices releases video featuring trans pastor on Trans Day of Remembrance #TDOR

In conjunction with Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Many Voices Video Campaign, has released its sixth and final video featuring Rev. Brendan Boone, an out transgender pastor at Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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