USA Today published an op-ed by Wayne Perry, the President of the Boy Scouts of America, in which he urges the 1,400 voting members gathering in Dallas to vote to allow gay youth to be a part of Scouting.
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Biola University professor Erik Thoennes equated having an LGBTQ identity with being a racist at a school-sponsored panel in September of 2012. Audio of his comments were only recently released. Because LGBTQ students are at risk for expulsion at Biola, it has taken months for them to organize. However, with the help of openly-queer alum Jos Charles, a petition was finally started.
Nicholas Coppola, the gay man who was stripped of his involvement with his local Roman Catholic parish, delivered 18,603 signatures to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, requesting to be restored to full engagement with his local parish. The signatures were gathered through the social justice organization, Faithful America in less than one week after launching the campaign.
Today April 10 is National Immigration Day of Action, a day where organizations and advocates across the country march to pressure Congress to pass fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform, and over 25 LGBT organizations are standing in solidarity.
In an interview with the Huffington Post last Friday, Sojourners CEO and Christian leader Jim Wallis spoke out in favor of marriage equality. A big thank you to Jaweed Kaleem is in order for asking the question many have been wondering.
Join GLAAD and Groundswell to tell the Dove Foundation that Love Free or Die, the story of the first openly gay bishop Gene Robinson, shares a message that all families, including LGBT families need to be represented in the media.
This week's religion news summary includes Bishop Timothy Dolan's statement about LGBT inclusion--along with stories of LGBT Catholics who have experienced exclusion. A rainbow house across from the Westboro Baptist Church caused a media stir, and the SCOTUS cases drew the support of faith leaders from across the country.
EBONY.com featured a Gay Bishop, with his husband and infant daughter, in the 10th edition of their "Coolest Black Family in America" series.
Rev. Irene Monroe discusses the implications of Kwame Harris's decision to come out on national television.
Imam Daayiee Abdullah arrives by bus, sweaty and lugging a green bag stuffed with a Koran, two books of poetry by Per
I probably err too much on the side of grace in most of my writing, but I believe some things necessitate taking a fi
Devoutly religious, Allen shared his coming out story with Facebook friends through an essay on Pastor in Process, a
When most people come out, they roll out their big news slowly. First you tell a few people, dip your toes into the water of public opinion and use loved ones as an emotional litmus test.
Imam Daayiee Abdullah arrives by bus, sweaty and lugging a green bag stuffed with a Koran, two books of poetry by Persian mystic Rumi and three Islamic prayer rugs.
The new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will hold talks with gay rights leader Peter Tatchell on Thursday (April 18), less than a month after the Australian-born activist called Welby “homophobic” for his opposition to same-sex marriage.
When Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale returned to work last month after her mother’s death, administrators at the Catholic school in Clintonville confronted her with a letter.
Earlier this month, I visited Boyle Heights, California – a neighborhood in East Los Angeles – for an LGBTQ Forum hosted by the Latino Equality Alliance. The event brought together service providers, families, advocates, and individuals from the nearby communities for a resource fair, plenaries, and workshop sessions.