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

November 16, 2015

It's starting: marriage for same-sex couples begins today in Ireland

The world has its first country that offers marriage equality for same-sex couples as a result of a vote of the people. Ireland last May made international headlines by voting "yes" for marriage equality.

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What's next for LGBT Catholics? Join GLAAD's Google Hangout to discuss

Join GLAAD on Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET in a Google Hangout with LGBT Catholic leaders to talk about the secretive Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family at the Vatican.

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October 20, 2015

While the Vatican discusses family, another gay Catholic loses his job

Equality Virginia has created a petition asking for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia to apologize to John Murphy, a gay Catholic man who was fired from his position as executive director at St. Francis Home, a diocese-owned assisted living home.

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October 15, 2015

Faith leaders and organizations celebrate #SpiritDay

Today, faith groups, churches, mosques, synagogues, small groups, and faith blogs, come together in a stand against bullying. Standing in solidarity with LGBT youth throughout the United States, faith groups celebrate #spiritday.

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UK and international advocates tell GLAAD their priorities for the global LGBT movement

On the morning that GLAAD announced the expansion of its commitment to global LGBT work, the organization sat down with 22 UK-based LGBT advocacy organizations and leaders to hear the work that is being done, and spark ideas for possible collaboration.

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September 25, 2015

VIDEO: "Not a Sin" introduces the stories of homeless LGBT youth of faith

"Not a Sin" is a short film that brings awareness to the violence against LGBT youth from religous teachings that lack acceptance.

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GLAAD responds to no condemnation, no word of welcome for LGBT people from Pope Francis

GLAAD, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, expressed a mix of disappointment and hopefulness in Pope Francis' lack of explicit welcoming messages for the thousands of LGBT people who followed his trip to the United States.

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PHOTOS: GLAAD at the White House for Pope Francis visit

The White House invited GLAAD and LGBT and Catholic leaders to attend a ceremony on the White House's South Lawn welcoming Pope Francis before his private meeting with President Obama.

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