Most Holy Redeemer is at a crossroads. The Catholic church in the Castro district has arguably the largest gay parish in the nation, and controversial new decisions have members worried about leadership, policies - even that the church might be shut down. And it all began with drag queens.
After only four hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Burlington, Vt., found an Amish-Mennonite pastor guilty of abetting international parental kidnapping in a widely publicized case involving a same-sex union and anti-gay activists.
The Davidson College Union Board will suspend serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at its events before hearing student input at an upcoming meeting on whether to do business with the fast food chain, which supports anti-gay organizations.
Ebony Wallace hasn't left her house much since her son Wauynee, 17, was killed last month - shot once in the back of the head by someone who disappeared into the night. She can't stand to look at her neighbors' faces.
A group of Iowa conservatives announced Saturday they will campaign to defeat Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who was part of the court’s unanimous 2009 decision to allow gay marriage in the states. The Family Leader, a political and issue activist group led by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats, is directing the campaign.
An openly gay, Evangelical Lutheran pastor from St. Paul has been appointed to a prominent leadership role--to fight discrimination. But the ceremony on Saturday ended with police investigating a possible hate crime in the parking lot outside the church where it was held.
A former high-school principal who has a pending discrimination complaint against the Paradise Valley Unified School District has filed as a candidate to run for the district’s governing board.
Cynthia Davis submitted 459 signatures for candidacy, Maricopa County records show. She faces three incumbents—and all three were among the five in the spring who voted to let her contract lapse at Paradise Valley High School.