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

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

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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