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

Presbyterians latest church to affirm marriage equality

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the latest church to approved marriages for same-sex couples. The Presbyterian Church, USA now holds that marriage is between “two persons” rather than “a man and a woman.”

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For St. Patrick's Day, let's help bring marriage equality to Ireland

With global support, determination, and a little luck, Ireland can achieve marriage equality history by this spring. And it will take all of us to make it happen.

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Anti-transgender bills demonstrates need for visibility, understanding for transgender people

Opposition to the Texas anti-transgender bill has come from many corners, including from intersex advocates and Christian organizations.

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Elton John writes op-ed for Atlanta Journal-Constitution calling to #KeepGAOpen

Sir Elton John penned an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, in opposition to Georgia's Senate Bill 129, or the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." The bill, which would allow individuals and businesses to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate against others—including LGBT Georgians.

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Intersex advocates correct and clarify Nightline news report

Last week, Nightline ABC aired a segment in which Advocates for Informed Choice President Sean Saifa Wall courageously confronted his childhood surgeon on a segment of Nightline ABC last week.

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Eric Holder puts Justice Department on the right side of marriage equality history

Today, USA Today published an op-ed by Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Department of Justice will be filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, opposing statewide bans on marriage equality as a violation of equal protection.

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US State Department advances LGBT equality globally with first Special Envoy for LGBT Persons

Today, GLAAD was honored to be included in a welcome reception for Randy Berry, the first person appointed as The US State Department's Special Enjoy for LGBT Persons.

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GUEST POST: Because our stories are also our weapons

The Counter Narrative of Atlanta was founded out of a commitment to amplifying the voices of black gay men. It hopes to both build political power and simultaneously disrupt problematic narratives around black gay men. Narratives that far too often reinforce and perpetuate the stigma endured by black gay men.

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