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

Snapshots: 25th annual #GLAADAwards, Transgender Leadership Summit, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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Obama asks Gene Robinson, first openly gay bishop, to give Easter prayer at White House

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the history of Christendom, was pleasantly surprised while at the White House on Monday morning.

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You light up her life: Debby Boone speaks about LGBT acceptance at the #GLAADAwards

Debby Boone, the singer of the massive 70s hit, "You Light Up My Life," talked about GLAAD's work, along with how friends and family moved her to a place of accepting and loving LGBT people.

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Letter in New York Times calls for Pope Francis to end harm to LGBT youth

On Palm Sunday, an open letter appeared in the New York Times calling on Pope Francis to stop church teaching labeling being gay as "intrinsically disordered" and categorizing "homosexual conduct" as a sin, citing statistics and numerous stories about LGBT young people who have faced violence, parental rejection, homelessness and other devastating losses because of the teachings.

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Church hires attorney to defend gay Scoutmaster, cites violation of religious freedom

Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.

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VIDEO: Despite national policy, gay scoutmaster holds onto position, local support

Geoff McGrath, openly gay Scoutmaster in Seattle, was discharged from his position by the Boy Scouts of America earlier this week for being gay, but his troop and its charter organization are standing by him.
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Trans student files complaint against conservative Christian university for gender discrimination

The mother of a transgender student at George Fox University, a conservative Christian college in Oregon, has started an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to ban her son from residing in an all-male dorm on campus.

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