LGBT Religion News Summary: Believers call for ENDA, but did the Pope call a gay man?
While people of faith were calling for a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, there's speculation about whether Pope Francis calls a gay man to say he was OK.
Snapshots of our work: Higher Education equality, a new play 'The Anointed', and Project Runway
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.
Watch a new play, The Anointed, hosted by NYC Black Pride and A Mile In My Shoes
A new play, The Anointed, was written for the African-American, religious, and spiritual communities about the intersection between spirituality and sexuality, the struggles associated within this reconciliation, and also to bring healing to many individuals within the African-American community who have endured similar experiences.
United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association dumps Russian vodka in response to anti-LGBT laws in Russia
The United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association (URTO) along with their President, Paul Hurley, held a press conference at Desmonds Steak House with LGBT activists as they dumped Russian made vodka into the streets of Manhattan. This public display of protest occurred in response to the anti-LGBT action occurring in Russia.
Help the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division raise $50K in 50 Days
The Bureau of General Services – Queer Division is holding a continuous fundraiser from July 26 through September 13 in efforts to keep this valuable queer resource available to New York City.
California teen delivers petition to bring equality and protection to transgender students
Transgender high school student Ashton Lee of Manteca, California, delivered nearly 6,000 petition signatrues to Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento office, in support of a pending bill which would provide protection for transgender students in the state.
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.