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

Guest Post: Why I Tell My Story: Putting it all on the line

Guest blogger Alex Patchin McNeill is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and has worked with Believe Out Loud and More Light Presbyterians. He is currently the Director of Development at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He is the first openly transgender ministry inquirer in his conservative Presbyterian region in western North Carolina.

The Jewish Forward Highlights Transgender Jews

Gay and lesbian Jews have found a more prominent place in a diverse spectrum of Jewish traditions over the past twenty years, but transgender Jews often feel that they must still search as individuals to figure out where they fit in. The Jewish Daily Forward highlighted a gathering of trans Jews from across North America in Berkeley, Calif. to address how Jewish communities welcome – or don’t – their transgender friends, family, and coreligionists.

LGBT Christians Blog for Sanity

Christians across the internet are blogging their faith and their support for LGBT people through a synchroblog project organized by Justin Lee, the Executive Director of the Gay Christian Network. The synchroblog is timed to match the launch of Lee’s new book, TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.

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Slapping gay Christians in the Face

Assuming you know what is going on in my head, heart and gut is a huge slap in the face to someone who has spent my entire life reconciling my sexuality and my faith.

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November 12, 2012
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Story to Watch: New Archbishop of Canterbury and the Relationship Between the Anglican Church and LGBT People

Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, was named the new archbishop of Canterbury on Friday morning in London. Bishop Welby confessed his desire and commitment to dialogue, leaving room for his position on LGBT people to evolve: “I know I need to listen very attentively to the LGBT communities and examine my own thinking carefully and prayerfully.”

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