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"Black Sexuality & the Church" Union Theological Seminary film festival & panel

At "Brothas/Sistas Outsiders: Black Sexuality and the Church," two documentaries will be screened to kick off a panel discussion about LGBT youth's perspectives on the church's impact on marriage equality, homophobia, and the HIV epidemic.

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April 24, 2014

South Carolina town rallies to block mayor's firing of lesbian police chief

Crystal Moore was fired from her job this week as the police chief for Latta S.C. Considering a 20-year career with the department along with a perfect record, Crystal along with many others in the town believe the town's new mayor fired her simply because she is a lesbian.

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April 24, 2014

Petition for teen couple banned from prom because one of them is transgender

Petition created for Anais Celini and boyfriend Nathaniel Baez whom have recently been banned from their prom, at Martin Luther King High School, because Nathaniel is transgender.

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On being a Black lesbian Baptist bishop: Allyson Nelson Abrams speaks candidly with ELIXHER

Throughout the interview, Bishop Abrams describes her journey with the Baptist tradition and since her resignation, her take on theology in the Black church, and more. Take a look:

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Pastor Monica Cosaro: The Boy Scouts banned my congregation because we support gay people

Dr. Monica Cosaro, pastor of Rainier Beach United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington, has written an op-ed for Time.com entitled "Boy Scouts Banned My Church Because We Support Gays."

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California bill introduced to ensure respect for gender identity in death certificates

A recently introduced legislative bill in California would change the way deceased transgender people are identified on death certificates, according to The California Report.

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