"A little lemonade can go a long way," and that's exactly what happened when 5 and a half year old Jayden Sink decided to sell her Pink Lemonade for Peace this weekend. Her stand was located in front of the beautifully-painted rainbow Equality House that is located across from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
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Two prominent Catholic LGBT advocates spoke with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell about the disconnect between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and everyday Catholics in America who support LGBT people. Sister Jeannine Gramick of New Ways Ministry and Jeff Stone of Dignity USA reacted to recent anti-LGBT actions taken by the Roman Catholic hierarchy despite the fact that a growing majority of Catholics support LGBT people.
Wednesday at sundown marked the beginning of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Day of Remembrance. Among the millions of people who were arrested, tortured, or killed during this tragedy were over 100,000 gay men. About half of these men were sentenced to prison or work camps, where they were forced to wear pink triangles.
In preparation for the United Methodist General Conference 2012, which will take place April 24 through May 4 in Tampa, Florida, the Common Witness Coalition has released For Love of God and Neighbor: A Common Witness to General Conference 2012, a statement of inclusiveness that recognizes the intersections between equality for LGBT people and issues of “race, gender, global partnerships, peace, stewardship of creation and economic justice.”
More than 70 percent of Catholics support LGBT equality and now they are speaking up.
A New York-based Roman Catholic teacher has enacted a call for Catholics, both within the hierarchy and the pews, to support LGBT youth.
On Sunday, April 15, Katie Ricks will become the first openly lesbian candidate ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since the denomination opened ordination to LGBT candidates in July of last year.
Today, GLAAD released ‘Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in Mainstream Media reports about LGBT equality’. The study found that that three out of every four people of faith called on to speak about LGBT issues in the media came from anti-LGBT traditions.
Last month, Reverend Carolyn Woodall was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopalian Church and now serves as deacon at Jamestown Church in Sacramento, California.
Metropolitan Community Churches began in the 1960s as a place where gay Christians could worship. Now that some denominations are more accepting, is MCC needed anymore?
A coalition of West Side ministers was urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but at least one lawmaker said the ministers’ threat of political backlash against lawmakers who vote for gay marriage was nothing but an “empty threat.”
A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay."
For Pepe Onziema, a transgender gay rights activist from Uganda, Monday’s federal court hearing in Springfield was a chance to face the man he later called the devil.
Though Catholic leaders continue to attack same-sex marriage in Rhode Island, a group of over 100 religious leaders from 13 different denominations throughout the state has come together to support equality.
The leader of Rhode Island's Roman Catholic Diocese has again entered the debate over gay marriage, calling it "immoral and unnecessary." Bishop Thomas Tobin released a statement Monday urging lawmakers to drop legislation to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
The Church of England on Friday (Jan. 4) confirmed that it has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops -- but only if they agree to remain celibate.
Lawyers for a Massachusetts evangelist are headed to court to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges his actions in anti-gay efforts in Uganda constitute persecution.