The leadership of Exodus International has announced that they are shutting their doors after 3 decades of practicing so-called ‘ex-gay’ ministry. According to a statement on the group’s web site, the board of directors was finding ‘ex-gay’ work more and more difficult, given their anti-gay words and actions.
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The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict will resign due to age and health concerns. News like this tends to make people wonder what sort of change a transition like this might mean in the Roman Catholic Church. LGBT people and allies – many of whom are Catholic – have a particular interest in seeing what direction the church is heading.
Quinnipiac University released a poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe that the Boy Scouts of America should drop their ban on openly gay members.
It was reported earlier this week that a top Vatican official voiced support for gay and lesbian couples. Yesterday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, backtracked from that statement, and blamed the media for "derailing" his words.
With the absence of a community pride center in Harlem, Harlem PRIDE's Co-founder Carmen Neely met with GLAAD to discuss their efforts and local activists to bring Harlem its first PRIDE center by 2015.
This week's Religion News Summary showcases the Boy Scouts again, and the amazing religious support LGBTQ scouts, leaders and families have received.
Despite objections by the newly-installed Archbishop of Canterbury, the United Kingdom's House of Commons has voted to approve marriage equality.
National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.
Clergy from the Presbyterian Church (USA) are joining the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church in calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders.
As the Supreme Court considers two major same-sex marriage cases that could change marriage in the United States, religious leaders on both sides of the debate believe they are on God's side of the contentious issue.
At greater rates than older generations, young Catholics have distanced themselves from the Vatican's anti-LGBT rights stance, including electing openly gay student leaders. Nate Tisa became the first gay president of Georgetown University Student Association (GSA) on March 17.
A Richmond church that took some risks ordaining an openly gay man is now getting a vote of confidence.
As the world comes to know more about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the man who is now Pope Francis, new details about his
On March 7, Brazil’s House of Representatives elected Marco Feliciano, a right-wing Pentecostal pastor from the coun
Rob Bell created a splash earlier this week when he came out in favor of marriage equality.
Over the past year in San Francisco, the war over the popular conception of Islam has been continuously fought on the unlikeliest of battlefields--the sides of the city's buses.
Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, has said some gay relationships are "stunning" but said he supported the Church's formal opposition to active homosexuality.