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

GUEST POST: 238 names for #TDOR

Monica Roberts of TransGriot says that 238 victims of anti-trans violence are 238 too many.

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#TDOR founder remarks on 15th anniversary, but still sees anti-trans violence today

Gwendolyn Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, has written an essay for the Huffington Post for the 15th anniversary for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. She notes that since the murder of Rita Hester, hundreds of others of transgender people have been victims of violence and murder. In 2013 alone, over 200 transgender people were murdered...that we know of.

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People Magazine covers terminally ill woman travels across country to marry her partner

People Magazine profiled Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper, who made a journey from Boulder, Colorado, to Woodstock, New York, to be legally married before Lisa died of cancer.

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How many Christian schools have anti-gay policies?

Anti-gay policies exist at several private Christian schools, but one NC elementary schools makes students pledge that no LGBT person is in their family.

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Marriage equality is coming to Hawaii

After hours upon hours of testimony from Hawaii citizens, and debate the Hawaii House has passed marriage equality. The legislation passed a concurrance vote in the Senate, and is onto Governor Neil Abercrombie, who has said he will sign the bill into law.

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GLAAD joins Ohio LGBT advocates to encourage Cleveland Plain Dealer coverage of Transgender Day of Remembrance

GLAAD joined a coalition of Ohio and nation-wide transgender in an open letter addressed to the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding their coverage of violence against transgender people and the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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#RobertsInRussia: Gay MSNBC anchor uses trip to give voice to LGBT Russians

Thomas Roberts is in Russia, doing double duty, hosting the Miss Universe Pageant, as well as lifting up the stories of LGBT Russians.

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President Obama thanks the Senate for passing ENDA, puts pressure on the House

The White House issued a statement by President Obama, moments after the Employment Non-Discrimination passed the US Senate on a strong bipartisan basis.

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