Lgbt

Who is the Pope to judge: This week's Religion News Summary

When asked about LGBT people following the World Youth Day Pope Francis stated “who am I to judge?” And televangelist, Pat Robinson, stated that being transgender is not a sin during an airing of The 700 Club.

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August 6, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Rusa LGBT, Josh Thomas, and Molotov

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Study: Gay and lesbian teachers fear retaliation in face of homophobia at school

According to a recent study, LGBT teachers are less likely to intervene when they encounter homophobia in the classroom or staff rooms - often in fear of losing their jobs.

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TAKE ACTION: UNC Board of Governors to ban all-gender housing on all campuses

Campus Pride has brought attention to a disturbing development in the making for the University of North Carolina (UNC) school system. The UNC Board of Governors is considering banning all-gender housing on all 17 UNC campuses.

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Leaders in athletics receive positive responses to coming out

Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.

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Interview with Liz Carmouche: first openly gay MMA fighter, one of the first two female fighters in the UFC, and an inspiration to all

Liz Carmouche made history this past February when she became the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of the UFC. GLAAD spoke with Carmouche as she prepares to take on Jessica Andrade this weekend in her first match since UFC 157.

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Find out how Lucky Charms and other companies are celebrating Pride across the country

The Lucky Charms rainbow might just have a new meaning this Pride month. This year, General Mills, Inc. created a Pride campaign partnered with McCann New York to celebrate diversity. See what companies around the country are doing to celebrate Pride month.

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New book, The Address of Happiness, releases free download to the GLAAD community

The Address of Happiness is a book by author, and former producer, David Paul Kirkpatrick. On July 1st, 2013, this publication will be made available to the public. The book takes the reader inside a journey of love, peace, happiness, and spirituality.

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Openly gay imams serve as an affirming gleam of hope in Muslim LGBT community

Mainstream Islam has a reputation of being rabidly anti-LGBT, but that reputation is being challenged. Gay Muslims around the world are working slowly-but-surely to reach out to other LGBT Muslims looking to reconcile their identity with their faith. Read about two openly gay imams and others who are paving the way for LGBT Muslims in America and overseas.

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