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Guest Post: Black Pride, distinct and emblematic

Sunday gospel brunches, Saturday night Poetry slams, Friday evening fashion shows, bid whist tournaments, house parties, the smell of soul food and Caribbean cuisine, and the beautiful display of African art and clothing are just a few of the cultural markers that make Black Pride distinct from the dominant queer culture

Anti-gay bishop debates pro-gay nun on marriage equality. Audience sides with nun.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., walked into a beehive when he agreed to speak about marriage quality before a small audience in Phoenix over the weekend. Paprocki joined Sr. Jeannine Gramick, a longtime advocate for gay and lesbian people, on the stage Friday in front of about 150 people at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.

Patheos
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June 5, 2013

Christians can't buy Starbucks: speaker

Christians can't buy Starbucks? David Barton tells an Alabama Baptist congregation there is no way to drink Starbucks coffee and be “biblically correct.”


"Biblically, there's no way a Christian can help support what is attacking God,” he continued. “I'm sorry. You've got to find some other coffee to drink. You can't drink Starbucks and be biblically correct on this thing. It's just a real simple principle."

Associated Baptist Press
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June 5, 2013

Gay bishops and Mormon Boy Scout Pride: the LGBT Religion News Summary for June 5, 2013

The ELCA elected their first openly gay, Native-American bishop, and a gay Catholic priest opens up about his hidden life in the Catholic church. A Mormon basketball player becomes the first out college player at his small Catholic college, anti-LGBT tensions rise in Nigeria, and the UK sees its first Muslim lesbian partnership. Click through to read these stories and more in the religion news summary for June 5th, 2013.

NCAVP report: 2012 hate violence disproportionately target transgender women of color

2012 saw the 4th highest murder rate of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in history, according to the annual Hate Violence Report released by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report analyzes statistics collected in 18 states about survivors and victims' age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and type of violence experienced in order to track trends in the violence directed at the LGBTQH community.

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