Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

Snapshots: LGBT Latino community, rallying for imprisoned trans teen, training about TRUVADA, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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April 25, 2014

5 Hasidic men arrested for the December beating of a gay black man

The NYPD has charged 5 ultra-orthodox men with gang assault for an attack on a black gay man.

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"Black Sexuality & the Church" Union Theological Seminary film festival & panel

At "Brothas/Sistas Outsiders: Black Sexuality and the Church," two documentaries will be screened to kick off a panel discussion about LGBT youth's perspectives on the church's impact on marriage equality, homophobia, and the HIV epidemic.

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Christian band "Jars of Clay" frontman comes out as ally in 3 days of tweeting

Dan Haseltine is the lead singer of the popular Christian folk rock band, Jars of Clay. He's a songwriter, author, founder and board member of the non-profit Blood:Water Mission and, now, an ally to the LGBT community. Since Tuesday, he's been tweeting about marriage equality, loving LGBT people, and his Christian beliefs as support for being an ally.

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On being a Black lesbian Baptist bishop: Allyson Nelson Abrams speaks candidly with ELIXHER

Throughout the interview, Bishop Abrams describes her journey with the Baptist tradition and since her resignation, her take on theology in the Black church, and more. Take a look:

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Pastor Monica Cosaro: The Boy Scouts banned my congregation because we support gay people

Dr. Monica Cosaro, pastor of Rainier Beach United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington, has written an op-ed for Time.com entitled "Boy Scouts Banned My Church Because We Support Gays."

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