Posts by Ross Murray, Senior Director, GLAAD Media Institute

MSNBC Profiles Catholic LGBT Advocates

Two prominent Catholic LGBT advocates spoke with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell about the disconnect between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and everyday Catholics in America who support LGBT people. Sister Jeannine Gramick of New Ways Ministry and Jeff Stone of Dignity USA reacted to recent anti-LGBT actions taken by the Roman Catholic hierarchy despite the fact that a growing majority of Catholics support LGBT people.Read More

Catholics Mobilize to Challenge Hierarchy's Position on LGBT People

More than 70 percent of Catholics support LGBT equality and now they are speaking up. Read More

Take Action Now: Tell Cardinal Dolan Catholics Support LGBT Youth

A New York-based Roman Catholic teacher has enacted a call for Catholics, both within the hierarchy and the pews, to support LGBT youth. Read More

GUEST POST: First Open Lesbian Ordained Under Presbyterian Policy Change

On Sunday, April 15, Katie Ricks will become the first openly lesbian candidate ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since the denomination opened ordination to LGBT candidates in July of last year.Read More

GLAAD Study: Media Need to Highlight LGBT-Affirming Religious Voices

Today, GLAAD released ‘Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in Mainstream Media reports about LGBT equality’. The study found that that three out of every four people of faith called on to speak about LGBT issues in the media came from anti-LGBT traditions. Read More

UPDATED: Ohio Teen Sues School District for Prohibiting "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe" T-Shirt

An openly gay Ohio teen has filed a lawsuit against his high school for refusing to allow him to wear a t-shirt featuring a rainbow-colored fish and the words “Jesus is Not a Homophobe.” Maverick Couch first wore the t-shirt, and was told to remove it, during last year’s Day of Silence, a campaign organized by GLSEN to bring awareness to the silencing of LGBT students through bullying and harassment.Read More

"Gay Christian? YES!" Billboard Appears in Michigan

One pro-LGBT religious group in Grand Rapids, Michigan is using a billboard to send an affirming Christian message. Gays In Faith Together (GIFT) has started a campaign with a local billboard that states simply, “Gay Christian? YES!” Read More

LGBT Inclusion in the United Methodist Church: Is 2012 the Year?

The United Methodist Church, the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States, is the latest denomination to address the inclusion of LGBT people in the life of the church. Read More
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