Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

After calls from Clemson community, Coach Swinney bows out of anti-LGBT event

After students and alumni at Clemson University in South Carolina started a Change.org petition, asking Clemson football coach, Dabo Swinney to bow out of an upcoming anti-LGBT fundraiser, Swinney issued a statement indicating that he would be bowing out.

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Ireland makes history as first country to vote for marriage equality nation-wide

The votes have been counted and marriage equality is now the law of the land in Ireland. After historically high voter turnout, Irish voters approved a nation-wide referendum that added the following language to the constitution: "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex."

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For IDAHOT, UN asks people to look beyond the labels

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is coming up fast on June 17, and a new video by the Free and Equal Campaign by the United Nations has encouraged us to look at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people in the face and learn about what they are doing with their lives.

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Open letter to Pope Francis calls for consideration of LGBT homeless youth

In advance of Pope Francis' September visits to New York City and Philadelphia, Carl Siciliano has renewed his invitation to Pope Francis to hear from the youth of AFC how their parents' religious beliefs led to their abandonment and homelessness.

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Jussie Smollett presents to trans advocate Pepe Julian Onziema at #glaadawards

Out actor Jussie Smollett of Empire presented the award in Outstanding Talk Show Episode to Ugandan transgender advocate Pepe Julian Onziema for his episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
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#May17Because: 70% of the world population live under regimes that restrict LGBT rights

4.7 billion people live under regimes that restrict free expression of sexual and gender rights.

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