Posts by Ross Murray, Senior Director, GLAAD Media Institute

For IDAHOT, UN asks people to look beyond the labels

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is coming up fast on June 17, and a new video by the Free and Equal Campaign by the United Nations has encouraged us to look at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people in the face and learn about what they are doing with their lives.Read More

Laverne Cox introduces Sarah Kate Ellis at #glaadawards

Laverne Cox introduced GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday at New York's Waldorf Astoria.Read More

#May17Because: Love does not fit into boxes.

As part of GLAAD's Global Voices program, which works to accelerate LGBT acceptance across the globe, GLAAD is participating in and celebrating IDAHOT together with thousands of diverse groups and individuals.Read More

#May17Because: You don't have to be gay to fight homophobia

It takes more than just the LGBT community to speak up for LGBT people around the world. Read More

Read what fuels one intersex advocate

Sean Saifa Wall, an intersex activist and leader at Advocates for Informed Choice, wrote a reflection in the news and commentary site, Quartz, reflecting on the relationship between his intersex advocacy and his personal life.Read More

"This is about people. And it's about families." Outgoing AG Eric Holder on LGBT equality and cultural acceptance

In an interview published by The Advocate the day after Loretta Lynch was confirmed to become the next Attorney General of the United States, the man who currently holds the position, Eric Holder, explained his own journey to become an LGBT ally, as well as the acceptance gap for LGBT people and African Americans.Read More

VIDEO: Sarah Kate Ellis urges Irish to vote for marriage equality

GLAAD is adding its voice to the growing chorus asking Irish citizens to vote yes for marriage equality. With a new video, posted to the Irish marriage equality web site,, GLAAD's president and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, urged a yes vote for marriage equality on May 22.Read More

GLAAD calls on President Obama and media to address LGBT safety in Jamaica

GLAAD has joined 20 other LGBT and human rights organizations in urging President Obama to address the persecution of LGBT people in Jamaica during his upcoming visit to the country. Read More
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