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

Report from Russia: For IOC President, Russia is not the place to talk about LGBT non-discrimination

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee refused to meet with representatives of a coalition of Russian LGBT organizations during his Sochi visit, offering a meeting in Lausanne instead. LGBT activists in Russia see this decision as yet another indicator that the Sochi Olympics are far from being a platform to uphold and promote the Olympic values.

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Some things should remain fringe: The story of a pastor against Girl Scout Cookies

A Denver pastor doesn't like the Girl Scouts of the USA. That's really clear. And this pastor has his own internet radio show. And this pastor told his listeners not to buy any more Girl Scout cookies.

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GUEST POST: October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day

October, 26th 2013 is International Intersex Awareness Day. An estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or a chromosome pattern that does not seem to fit typical definitions of male or female. In recent years, affected adults have begun raising awareness by coming out publicly and questioning the existing model of medical treatment.

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Thomas Roberts speaks to the Advocate about hosting the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow

Thomas Roberts, an openly gay married man, will be hosting this year's Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow. This comes at a time when the Russian government has passed or is considering some stringent anti-LGBT laws.

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Universal Studios Hollywood ends 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'

Universal Studios today posted a notice on its website that it would be discontinuing "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure," a show which ran during "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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GUEST POST: Headlines show how far the LGBT movement has come

Publicist Stephen Lucin writes how LGBT news headlines have shifted from hurtful slurs to puns that are actually pretty funny.

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Watch the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality live

Do you support marriage equality in Illinois?

Can't make it to Illinois?

Watch the action live!

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Illinois marches on Springfield for marriage equality

The March on Springfield for Marriage Equality will take place on October 22, the scheduled first day of the fall veto session of the Illinois State Legislature. The "March on Springfield" is part of a broad grassroots strategy to secure final passage of Illinois Senate Bill 10, the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act."

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