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

BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down DOMA and returns marriage to California

In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court today struck down the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' or DOMA, a law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing legally married same-sex couples, and rejected an appeal that would have protected California's anti-gay Proposition 8 or Prop. 8, a statewide ban on marriage equality.

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Closing time: "Ex-gay" group realizes they're wrong

The leadership of Exodus International has announced that they are shutting their doors after 3 decades of practicing so-called ‘ex-gay’ ministry. According to a statement on the group’s web site, the board of directors was finding ‘ex-gay’ work more and more difficult, given their anti-gay words and actions.Read More

Former GLAAD intern schools anti-gay activist on The Daily Show

The Daily Show took on the issue of gay and Christian persecution, and called on GLAAD's former Religion, Faith & Values intern, Todd Clayton to tell them more.Read More

GUEST POST: Coming out to my dad, an evangelical pastor

Two years ago, Todd Clayton told his dad, who is an evangelical pastor, that he is gay. This is his story.

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Marcel Neergaard named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' by Melissa Harris-Perry

Following his MoveOn.org success getting StudentsFirst to rescind its 'education reformer of the year' award from anti-gay Tennessee State Representative John Ragan, Marcel Neergaard was named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' on the Melissa Harris-Perry show.

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Openly gay bishop elect to march with Lutherans at LA Pride

Openly gay Lutheran bishop-elect Guy Erwin will join the contingent of Lutherans who participate in the Los Angeles Pride march tomorrow. It's been a tradition for the Lutheran bishop to ride in a car during the march, and Erwin will now be able to ride as Bishop-elect.

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Guest Post: Black Pride, distinct and emblematic

Sunday gospel brunches, Saturday night Poetry slams, Friday evening fashion shows, bid whist tournaments, house parties, the smell of soul food and Caribbean cuisine, and the beautiful display of African art and clothing are just a few of the cultural markers that make Black Pride distinct from the dominant queer culture

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Facebook removes game based on anti-LGBT violence in Republic of Georgia

This week, someone created a game titled, "Call of Taburetka" in which players control a flying Christian Orthodox priest who throws stools at flying gay men, lesbians with rainbow flags, and even the evacuation buses used in Tbilisi. The game was featured on Facebook, but has since been taken down.

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