The world has its first country that offers marriage equality for same-sex couples as a result of a vote of the people. Ireland last May made international headlines by voting "yes" for marriage equality.
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.
Today, faith groups, churches, mosques, synagogues, small groups, and faith blogs, come together in a stand against bullying. Standing in solidarity with LGBT youth throughout the United States, faith groups celebrate #spiritday.
On the morning that GLAAD announced the expansion of its commitment to global LGBT work, the organization sat down with 22 UK-based LGBT advocacy organizations and leaders to hear the work that is being done, and spark ideas for possible collaboration.
GLAAD, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, expressed a mix of disappointment and hopefulness in Pope Francis' lack of explicit welcoming messages for the thousands of LGBT people who followed his trip to the United States.