GLAAD today responded to news that the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which once protected millions of Houstonians from discrimination, was repealed through a voter referendum.
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Despite recent advances in LGBT rights nationwide, there is still much work to be done to achieve full LGBT equality and acceptance in Georgia.
Equality Virginia has created a petition asking for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia to apologize to John Murphy, a gay Catholic man who was fired from his position as executive director at St. Francis Home, a diocese-owned assisted living home.
VIDEO: Ohio's Columbus Division of Fire creates PSA, lights the city purple for LGBT youth on #SpiritDay
Joining in on the international campaign was Chief Kevin O'Connor and Columbus Division of Fire from Columbus, Ohio.
This year, Chobani stands with GLAAD and LGBT students everywhere as a supporting partner of Spirit Day.
At REVEL, Stonewall Community Foundation will be presenting $15,000 in grants, raised by the Stonewall Quarter Share membership, towards uplifting community organizations in New York City.
The White House invited GLAAD and LGBT and Catholic leaders to attend a ceremony on the White House's South Lawn welcoming Pope Francis before his private meeting with President Obama.
On the opening day of the World Meeting of Families, Catholic LGBT people and their families introduced themselves to the media and the wider world. GLAAD is working with Equally Blessed, who organized the pilgrimage of the LGBT families.
This year, GLAAD and BiNet USA will once again participate in #BiWeek, a week-long national campaign from September 20-26 that draws attention to the stories, challenges, and public policy concerns facing bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer people.