LGBT activist and pastor Brandiilyne Dear is the recipient of this years Metropolitan Community Churches' Emerging Ministry Award for her work with the LGBT-affirming Joshua Generation Metropolitan Community Church in Mississippi.
2015 saw the expansion of GLAAD's commitment to global LGBT acceptance grow. The initiative engaged in support of strong, organized, local LGBT organizations that have identified clear objectives and believe GLAAD can be helpful in achieving those objectives.
The world has its first country that offers marriage equality for same-sex couples as a result of a vote of the people. Ireland last May made international headlines by voting "yes" for marriage equality.
Brandiilyne Dear, a Pastor at the inclusive and welcoming Joshua Generation Metropolitan Community Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is an LGBT advocate working to accelerate acceptance in her home state of Mississippi and beyond.