Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

LGBT Ugandans Still Concerned about "Kill the Gays" Bill and Worsening Conditions

Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill did not pass by the end of 2012, but it may be taken up again when the legislature reconvenes in February 2013. An LGBT advocate has been arrested for "acts of homosexuality" and has spent several days in jail. Leaders from Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are gearing up for a January 7, when they will try to prevent Scott Lively from having their case against him dismissed. Lively's 2009 anti-LGBT conference in Uganda sparked worsening conditions for LGBT Ugandans.

COLUMN: Peace begins in the gay-friendly home

As the new year begins, our list of threats to world peace includes the usual suspects: poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation, the availability of devastating weaponry and sectarian violence. To this list, Pope Benedict XVI would like to add our neighbor Bob.

Guest Voices (The Washington Post)
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January 2, 2013

Dominic Sheahan-Stahl honored for 'pro-faith' voice

Denied his invitation to speak at Sacred Heart Academy’s 2012 commencement invitation, Dominic Sheahan-Stahl is now getting a different public platform.

New York resident Sheahan-Stahl was named as one of the 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pro-faith voices of the year by GLAAD.

“First I was shocked, I was like, ‘oh my gosh, really?’” Sheahan-Stahl said. “And then I was like, ‘well, you know, what I’ve set out to do so far is still going strong.’”

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun
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December 31, 2012

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