Posts by Ross Murray, Senior Director, GLAAD Media Institute

Video: Ousted gay grad speaker delivers keynote in Michigan

After being uninvited from speaking at a Michigan Catholic school because he's gay, Dominic Sheahan-Stahl delivered his keynote at Central Michigan University on Sunday. Read More

#LetDominicSpeak: Support Gay Catholic High School Graduation Speaker and Graduating Class

Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, a third-generation alumnus of Sacred Heart Academy, in Pleasant Hills, Michigan, was invited last fall to be the keynote speaker for the graduation class of 2012, which includes his brother Willi. Read More

Crossover Hasidic Jewish Hip-Hop Artist Y-Love Comes Out

Hip-hop artist Yitz “Y-Love” is now prepared to add another dimension to his public identity. In an exclusive interview with that broke today, Y-Love has come out as a gay Jewish man of color.Read More

Washington Post Perpetuates "Religion vs. Gay" Myth with Marriage Equality Story

Today's Washington Post’s story, “Obama decision on gay marriage divides local residents” inaccurately and unfairly portrays people of faith and African-Americans as being in opposition to LGBT equality.Read More

Stand Up for Gay Iowa Student Barred from $40,000 Scholarship Presentation

Take action to support Keaton Fuller, an openly gay senior at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, Iowa, who was denied the opportunity to receive the Matthew Shepard Scholarship from the Eychaner Foundation at his school awards ceremony.Read More

United Methodist Resolve for Marriage Equality Even Stronger After Loss of Vote

Supporters of LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church suffered a disappointing loss last week at the United Methodist Church General Conference. Supporters of full inclusion held a rally on Friday to celebrate the 1,200 United Methodists who have already pledged to fulfill their ordination vows to minister to all people. The rally also called for more United Methodists to pledge to support marriage equality. Read More

"When we are harmed, the Church is harmed" - LGBT Methodists Confront Church Bullying

Advocates for LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church lovingly confronted the dismissive and hurtful words, actions, and attitudes of anti-LGBT delegates at its General Conference. Retired bishops and African-American church leaders joined voices to call for the inclusion of LGBT people in the United Methodist Church, while advocates for full inclusion addressed the anti-LGBT statements and actions of conference delegates.Read More

Overwhelming Support for Joseph Amodeo’s Efforts to Help LGBT Youth

Joseph Amodeo, who recently resigned from the board of Catholic Charities and launched a petition to urge Cardinal Timothy Dolan to meet with and help LGBT youth in need, said that support “has been overwhelming.” Read More
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