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Every year in Philadelphia there's a free three-day conference solely devoted to trans health and well-being. GLAAD's Faith Issues Intern, Jay Pulitano, went last week. The following is a reflection of his experience.
With a significant majority vote at its General Assembly today, the Presbyterian Church (USA) made marriage equality available to loving, committed couples of the same-sex by changing the language in the church's Book of Order from "a man and a woman" to "two persons."
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, a spiritual leader for millions of Buddhists around the world, stopped by the GLAAD office recently to talk about LGBT advocacy and his charitable works.
An investigation has been launched in response to a video taken during Pittsburgh's PrideFest that shows a police officer punching and using physical force on a teenage girl.
When Alessandra Bernaroli, a transgender woman in Italy, officially changed her name and gender on her identity card, the Bologna court forced a divorce with her wife, also named Alessandra. Their appeal for the divorce got turned down, but Italy's high court has now overturned the initial ruling.
Changing one's name can be one of the most meaningful steps for a trans or gender nonconforming person in expressing and validating who they are. Religious congregations and individuals from around the country have recognized this and have developed naming ceremonies to honor what can be such an important milestone.
After Minority Leader Pelosi, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, a host of other elected officials, and a cadre of LGBT organizational leaders called out his planned appearance at the National Organization For Marriage's anti-gay "March For Marriage," San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone issued a lengthy response in which he purports to "explain" why we are all mistaken about NOM, its allies, and their intentions.