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

Roman Catholic hierarchy affirms lack of understanding and acceptance of LGBT people

The 75-page document is based on the results of a survey sent to over a hundred bishops' conferences around the world. The survey, which revealed the huge gap between the personal views of lay Catholics and official church teachings, reaped much hope of potentially fostering a change in Roman Catholic teachings on LGBT people. Instead, however, the document affirmed the Church's continued opposition.

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VIDEO: R&B diva and wife married on TVOne by an openly lesbian bishop

R&B superstar/diva Monifah Carter and her wife Terez Thorpe have made television history alongside Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams.

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PBS to stream #GLAADAwards nominee 'The Welcoming Movement' followed by online discussion

This June 26, there will be a special opportunity to join an online screening of The Welcoming Movement along with an online discussion at the conclusion of the program.

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Mormon Church officials increasingly threaten members for supporting LGBT community online

A recent trend of Mormon Church members receiving threats of losing permission to enter a member's temple or even excommunication because of the opinions they expressed online.

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Methodist Church reinstates Rev. Frank Schaefer, once defrocked for performing gay son's wedding

This reverses the church's December 2013 decision to defrock him seven years after officiating the wedding ceremony for Tim, one of his three gay sons, and Tim's husband.

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VIDEO: In historic moment, transgender priest becomes first to preach at the National Cathedral

Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge made history and became the first openly transgender priest to preach at Washington National Cathedral.

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Faith leaders are urged to break the silence on bisexuality, build inclusivity

This Wednesday, the Religious Institute is releasing a groundbreaking guidebook for faith leaders on welcoming bisexual people into religious congregations. Faith leaders and press are invited to join a press conference call for the book's release, tomorrow June 25 at 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time.

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