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
Last week, Uganda’s parliament adjourned for the year without taking up the “Kill the Gays Bill.” Additionally, President Yoweri Museveni has now said that LGBT people should not be killed or persecuted. But this is only a temporary respite.
Speaker Kadaga was out of Uganda, and not pushing the draconian legislation. She was at the Vatican. While there, Speaker Kadaga was able to have a personal audience with the Pope, where she received a blessing.
United Methodist minister and transgender advocate David Weekley was honored with the Northwest Gender Alliance’s inaugural “Man of the Year” award, in recognition of the outstanding contributions made to Portland’s transgender community by Trans-Masculine individuals.
GLAAD's Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. This week we highlight Archbishop Desmond Tutu's support for LGBT people in Uganda, support for LGBT students at a Nazarene school, and a secret Parisian LGBT-friendly mosque.
Today, GLAAD joined Ban Ki Moon, Ricky Marin, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and hundreds of LGBT and global human rights advocates at the United Nations in New York City. The event, titled “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia” a panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day.
An LGBTQ club was denied its charter this week at Point Loma Nazarene University, a conservative Christian college in San Diego, CA.
On God's Campus: Voices from the Queer Underground is a educational and book campaign to tell the stories of LGBTQ students, faculty, and alums at conservative Christian colleges around the country.
The first gay mosque opened this week outside Paris, and the Co-Founder of Muslims for Progressive Values talked to GLAAD about the changing attitudes among Islamic leaders.