Religion and Faith
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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
Following public outcry after U.S. Representative Don Young (R-AK) used a racial slur to describe immigrant farm workers during a radio interview this week, Young issued what many are considering a half-hearted apology.
On Easter morning, Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared for an interview on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. George Stephanopoulos asked the New York City Archbishop and Chair of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops about the antagonistic relationship between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and LGBT people.
Easter is probably the most important of Christian holidays. Which is why it is galling, that the Family Research Council has asked pastors to take time away from preaching the resurrection of Christ in order to condemn gay and lesbian people, our lives, and our relationships.
While the US Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments on the discriminatory 'Defense of Marriage Act' and California's Proposition 8, millions of people turned social media red in support of marriage equality. Two leaders in the Roman Catholic Church took to the internet to make harmful attacks on LGBT people and their supporters.
Carl Siciliano, of the Aly Forney Center, reflects on the effect religious suppression and persecution has on LGBT youth; including instance of violence, self-hatred, and homelessness.
Parents Toni and Tom Weaver told the story of their son's coming out to WBEZ, and explained why their church's reaction has prompted both of them to leave.
Faith leaders gathered in New York to rally in support of marriage equality, holding both a prayer service and a Passover Seder.
On Sunday, March 24, the LGBT community gathered on the west steps of the Los Angeles City Hall for a candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality. Gay and lesbian couples and families told their personal stories of love and commitment as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear testimonies in the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and Proposition 8 cases this week.