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This morning, the White House announced that Carl Siciliano, executive director and founder of New York City’s Ali Forney Center, has been selected as a Champion of Change in the Fight Against Youth Homelessness.
Members of GLAAD staff joined hundreds of other supporters last Friday afternoon in support of the annual Trans Day of Action. The event is hosted every year by TransJustice, a subgroup of the Audre Lorde Project.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, more commonly referred to as the Mormon Church, has often had an antagonistic relationship with the LGBT community and its supporters. Back in 2008, the church was one of the strongest supporters of Proposition 8, which repealed marriage equality in California.
Chicago area LGBT-affirming faith groups are slated to be one of the lead contingents in the 2012 Pride Parade taking place on Sunday, June 24.
Shari Johnson is a proud mom, and rightfully so. Her daughter Cholene is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the second woman to fly the U-2 spy plane, and was a captain for a commercial airline. But Johnson admits to the Washington Post that she was not prepared embrace her 37-year old daughter coming out a few years ago. At that time, being gay and being the perfect daughter were mutually exclusive. She writes, “In my experience, ‘gay pride’ was not on the acceptable list of parental bragging rights.”
Father Bob Pierson, a Roman Catholic priest in Minnesota, speaks out against the proposed anti-LGBT marriage amendment in that state. Father Pierson’s video demonstrates that even those within the priesthood do not agree with the anti-LGBT antagonism of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.
Today, GLAAD released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.
Sadly, we have seen a spate of sermons calling for violence against LGBT people in recent weeks. Check out some pro-LGBT voices of faith and be sure to share with your friends and family.