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

Happy LGBT History Month from GLAAD

LGBT History Month is an opportunity to look at the people, places, and moments that helped move the LGBT community forward on its path to acceptance.

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Olson and Boies join lawsuit for marriage equality in Virginia

After successfully arguing against Prop 8 before the Supreme Court, Ted Olson and David Boies are turning to Virginia. 

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UPDATED: Tony Perkins got another job running law enforcement in Louisiana. What could go wrong?

Tony Perkins has an additional feather in his cap: the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. Perkins was appointed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to the commission that will train and shape how the police in the state operate, specifically in regard to LGBT people.

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International Olympic Committee sees no need to challenge Russia's anti-gay laws

The International Olympic Committee said Thursday that it had no grounds to challenge a Russian law widely perceived as anti-gay, angering LGBT and human rights activists, who say they will make their case with sponsors and governments taking part

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Anti-LGBT politicians introduce federal bill to protect discrimination against marriage equality

A description of the bill drawn up by the bishops refers to a “growing number of reports of individuals and organizations holding such beliefs being targeted for discrimination by state governments.” It referred to an August ruling by the New Me
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Transgender homecoming royalty still face bullying

Two transgender students in two homecomings on different sides of the country. Win, lose, or don't get to enter, they have been disrespected.

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United Methodist high court to hear challenge to ban on LGBT ministry

GLAAD has been working with several United Methodist organizations calling for full inclusion for LGBT people. One such leader on trial is the Rev. Dr. Thomas Olgetree, who performed the wedding of his son, Tom (a fomer GLAAD employee).

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Roman Catholic military chaplains banned from providing pastoral care to gay servicemembers

Pope Francis has said that the church should not "interfere spirituality" in the lives of LGBT people, but new policies for Roman Catholic military chaplains categorically denies couples counseling, marriages, and even funerals to gay service memb

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