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

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

LGBTQ Club Denied Charter at Point Loma Nazarene University

An LGBTQ club was denied its charter this week at Point Loma Nazarene University, a conservative Christian college in San Diego, CA.

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Just After Midnight, Marriage Equality Begins in Washington

Marriage equality is now a reality in Washington State. Some couples married right at midnight, vying to be the first couple married under Washington’s new marriage equality law. Emily and Sarah Cofer of Arlington were the first couple married in the state, as they were pronounced legally wed at 12:04 AM this morning.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Condemns "Kill the Gays Bill" in Uganda. Why Can't Rick Warren?

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken out in opposition to Uganda’s “Kill the Gays Bill.”

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Washington Marriage Licences Available Tomorrow for All Couples

Gay and lesbian couples in Washington can start applying for and obtaining marriage licenses at 12:01 AM on December 6. Washington Governor Christine Gregoire will certify the November 6 election results today, December 5, in order to begin the process of releasing marriage licenses to all couples.

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Dr. Oz Agrees with National Health Organizations that 'Reparative Therapy' Is Dangerous and Not for Minors

One day after the airing of a show in which Dr. Oz discussed “both sides” of a debunked and dangerous practice, often called “reparative therapy”, he has now written a blog post distancing himself from the practice.

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Eye On the Media: Facts About So-Called 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Recent developments concerning so-called “ex-gay” programs will likely capture media attention. When reporting on this issue, it is absolutely critical that journalists provide audiences with the proper context for this discussion.

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Film Based on 8mm Archives to Explore LGBT/Puerto Rican Family Dynamics in 80s

Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo is exploring her family history and finding LGBT people weren't discussed in her family. In her film, Memories of a Penitent Heart, she explores the relationship between her gay uncle, her devoutly Roman Catholic grandmother, Puerto Rican culture, and a world that was waking up to the reality of AIDS.

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