Leaders of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Chicago were concerned that this year's Pride parade would disrupt Sunday masses. Pride organizers and the church leaders have come to a compromise, and the parade will start at noon instead.
Fifty Christian clergy and lay leaders in Anchorage, Alaska, announced the formation of Christians for Equality. Christians for Equality was formed around the ongoing work to pass a non-discrimination ordinance that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in hiring, housing and education.
Retired Bishop Herbert Chilstrom reminds the Roman Catholic bishops that they have been champions of human rights for American citizens in the past, and calls on them to pause and reflect on their position regarding marriage equality for the people of Minnesota.
The anti-LGBT “Torah Declaration on Homosexuality” endorsed by ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky is just one of many voices in the Orthodox Jewish community speaking out about LGBT people. Although Rabbi Kamenetsky claims to have about 130 signatures from other rabbis and health professionals on his document, his view is far from the only one held among his community.