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.
Equality Virginia has created a petition asking for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia to apologize to John Murphy, a gay Catholic man who was fired from his position as executive director at St. Francis Home, a diocese-owned assisted living home.
Responding to news that Pope Francis met with anti-LGBT activist Kim Davis during his recent trip to the United States, GLAAD continued its call for Pope Francis to listen to LGBT Catholics and families.
The White House has extended an invitation for GLAAD and LGBT Catholic leaders to attend the White House reception for Pope Francis. Ross Murray, GLAAD's Director of Programs, will be representing the organization at the ceremony which will welcome Pope Francis before the Pope and President Obama meet privately.
Day Two of the Vatican's conference on "The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium" was even more pointedly anti-gay than the opener.
GLAAD @ Work: #spiritday, LGBT immigrants, anti-bullying in the African-American community, and more
Over the weekend, the Vatican released a final document on marriage and family, and all neutral to positive mentions of LGBT people, as well as those who cohabit or divorce, were removed.
Catholic LGBT advocates see a shift in the way that the church talks about LGBT people and their relationships during the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family.
The Vatican Synod on Marriage and the Family has broken the silence on LGBT couples and families, with mention by the leaders of the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council.
The Vatican is hosting the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, in which LGBT issues are likely to be a main topic. One pro-LGBT Catholic ministry is making sure that they are present.