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
Christa Dias, a gay Cincinnati Catholic school computer teacher who was fired after she became pregnant via artificial insemination, has won an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
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.
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."
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.
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.