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Southern Baptists, Call me Kuchu, and a 'gay lobby' : this week's religion news summary

From a possible 'gay lobby' in the Vatican to Uganda's tense anti-LGBT environment, this week's religion news summary has all the important LGBT religious news stories for you. Click here for the full list

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June 18, 2013

What happens when the news media focuses on reality?

A recent study found that the media's 'positive' stories about marriage equality outnumbered their 'negative' ones by more than a five-to-one margin. But why?

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Study says LGBT people find most US faiths unfriendly

GLAAD News and Faith Initiatives Director Ross Murray says he thinks the sense of unfriendliness comes in part from the loudest voices of faith speaking through an anti-gay frame. Religious groups that support gays and lesbians, as a GLAAD study found last year, get far less media attention. “The leading anti-gay voices always put it in religious terms, which taints how people view religion,” Murray said.
Religion News Service
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June 18, 2013

Amplify 2013: 300 Queer Asian Christians gather in Hong Kong

Earlier this month, some three hundred lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian Christians and allies from around the world gathered in Hong Kong for the Amplify 2013 conference. The conference was held from June 7th through 9th, and delegates from nearly a dozen countries were represented at this event, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
Huffington Post
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June 18, 2013
June 18, 2013

Trans Pride roundup 2013!

As we continue to celebrate Pride Month, GLAAD invites you to march for trans equality!

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