Posts by Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and US South

Blogging for #LGBTFamilies: C.J.'s Mom

The blog, Raising My Rainbow, celebrated Blogging for All LGBT Families Day by writing a poem. Raising My Rainbow is written by C.J.’s Mom, a feisty, sassy girl-woman trying to have it all and usually feeling like she is failing miserably writing about raising C.J. (age 6), the most enchanting child you will ever meet with an insane knack for art and color, interior design and dance.

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Blogging for #LGBTFamilies: Rev. David Eck

Everyone in this world has two families: the family we are born with and the family we make. Our biological family is only the beginning of the journey. Along the way, we form deep friendships, fall in love, and perhaps have children and grandchildren. This "new" family is the family of our choosing

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects first openly gay bishop

In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area.

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Roman Catholic priest removes Boy Scout troop, writes anti-gay letter

A priest in Bremerton, Washington, has discontinued his parish's sponsorship of a Boy Scout troop in the wake of a vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts, while keeping the ban on gay Scout leaders. In a letter to parishioners, Fr. Derek Lappe demonstrates his animus toward LGBT people as a rationale for disassociating Our Lady Star of the Sea from the Boy Scouts.

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Faith groups react to the Boy Scouts vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts

Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.

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GUEST POST: A gay Mormon pleads for inclusive Scouting

Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.

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LGBT and allied organizations call for equality in Scouting

LGBT and allied organizations across the country are speaking up for equality in Scouting, as 1,400 Boy Scouts of America voting members in Dallas vote today on making Scouting more inclusive.

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President of Boy Scouts to USA Today: Let in gay youth

USA Today published an op-ed by Wayne Perry, the President of the Boy Scouts of America, in which he urges the 1,400 voting members gathering in Dallas to vote to allow gay youth to be a part of Scouting.

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