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
Matthew Vines, whose pro-LGBT speech at College Hill United Methodist Church went viral on YouTube earlier this year, is in New York for "Being Gay Is Not a Sin" Wednesday, August 8 at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. GLAAD spoke to Matthew about how he came to deliver his speech at College Hill UMC and the impact it’s had on his life since.
In light of Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy’s statement that his opposition to marriage equality is rooted in his belief in the “biblical definition of the family unit,” GLAAD would like to point to the many Christians who understand that the “biblical” definition of family is not limited to husband, wife, and children, and who support marriage equality for all couples, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
On August 8, 2012 Matthew Vines will be at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City to discuss his speech that went viral and to talk with the audience about what it means to be gay and Christian.
In October 2012, a new photography exhibit titled WE HAVE FAITH will bring the stories of affirmation and welcome to people everywhere.
The recent revelation of Chick-fil-a’s $2,000,000 worth of anti-LGBT donations has sparked various actions against the company. GLAAD was able to talk with Carly McGehee, organizer of the National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-a.
When Sally Ride died just a few days ago, many in the public were surprised to learn that she had been in a 27-year relationship with another woman, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy.
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl has organized a cadre of fellow singers and actors to perform for the “Live Through Love” concert. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Live Through Love Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, set up by Dominic himself in response to discrimination he faced from Scared Heart Academy and the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.
The first couple to be married on a military base met at a Baptist church, but some chaplains are coming under fire for attending the wedding.