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
In a story that has been making its way around the media for the past few weeks, a former teacher at a Roman Catholic prep school in Queens suing after being fired for coming out as transgender.
This week's religion news summary features the potential lift of the ban on gay participants in the Boy Scouts of America, important steps toward equality among religious communities, and the return of Ru.
Media coverage of the Boy Scouts policy change has fallen into a familiar trap, leading to the conclusion that there is no religious support for changing the ban on gay scouts. But religious groups have been advocating for a Boy Scout policy change, some for years.
Over 150 LGBT Latino advocates and allies convened at Creating Change's first-ever Latino Institute.
GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. The presidential inauguration went forward without Pastor Louie Giglio. Meanwhile, faith leaders are speaking out for LGBT equality across the country.
One of the standout documentaries at Sundance this year is the new film God Loves Uganda, which examines the relationship between American evangelical missionaries and the increasingly anti-gay Ugandan religious and political establishments. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams tells GLAAD about the challenges he faced in capturing the story, and why it's so important to tell.
A new blog titled "No More Strangers: LGBT Mormon Forum" has been created to address a wide range of topics from the diverse perspectives of LGBT and allied Mormons.
Washington DC is abuzz with inauguration activities. Among the schedule are several moments that include LGBT figures. Keep an eye out for LGBT moments.