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

10 Pro-LGBT Faith Voices of 2012

2012 saw a new generation of religious voices speaking for LGBT equality. Some are new, and some have been around for a while. All of them have helped to change the religious landscape concerning LGBT people.Read More

Religion News Summary: End of the World Edition

Uganda still hasn't passed the "Kill the Gays Bill", but it's not over. Maybe if they read the Queen James Version of the bible, they will reach a different conclusion.

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Scalia Prompts Examination of Not-Quite "Ex-Gay" Group "Courage"

Last week, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s comments about LGBT people. Scalia’s son, Paul, is a Roman Catholic priest and has served as a chaplain to a Catholic organization known as “Courage”, a Roman Catholic LGBT celibacy group.Read More

Uganda parliament closes without taking up "Kill the Gays Bill." Victory?

Last week, Uganda’s parliament adjourned for the year without taking up the “Kill the Gays Bill.” Additionally, President Yoweri Museveni has now said that LGBT people should not be killed or persecuted. But this is only a temporary respite.Read More

Pope Blesses Champion of Uganda's 'Kill the Gays Bill'

Speaker Kadaga was out of Uganda, and not pushing the draconian legislation. She was at the Vatican. While there, Speaker Kadaga was able to have a personal audience with the Pope, where she received a blessing.

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Congratulations to Rev. David Weekley, Northwest Gender Alliance's Man of the Year

United Methodist minister and transgender advocate David Weekley was honored with the Northwest Gender Alliance’s inaugural “Man of the Year” award, in recognition of the outstanding contributions made to Portland’s transgender community by Trans-Masculine individuals.

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Religion News Summary: Nazarene LGBT Students Organize and Mormons Say "Stay With Us"

GLAAD's Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. This week we highlight Archbishop Desmond Tutu's support for LGBT people in Uganda, support for LGBT students at a Nazarene school, and a secret Parisian LGBT-friendly mosque.

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Ricky Martin and Ban Ki Moon Promote LGBT Equality at the United Nations

Today, GLAAD joined Ban Ki Moon, Ricky Marin, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and hundreds of LGBT and global human rights advocates at the United Nations in New York City. The event, titled “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia” a panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day.Read More
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