To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.
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LGBT Latinos and in many cases, their friends and families, are doing lots of great media work in states where the population will be asked to vote on marriage equality Nov. 6.
The Friends and Family Plan is a digital resource to help people who want to speak with their loved ones who are Christian and conflicted about supporting LGBT folk. Incorporating the most cutting edge research, the Plan draws on Bible passages, insights and conversation strategies to suggest the most effective ways to have constructive, transformative conversations.
The award-winning documentary Love Free or Die will make its television premiere tonight on PBS. Love Free or Die follows Bishop Gene Robinson as he inspires people to change history … to stand for equality ... to open their hearts and minds to support LGBT dignity.
GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. Jennifer Knapp is still singing, the Torah still supports marriage equality, and LGBT Muslims make the case for relationships. And the number of LGBT Christians in New York City might surprise you.
Pastor Brad Brandon's comparison of marriage equality supporters to Nazis has earned him a place on GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project.
African-American LGBT and ally clergy to host the GO Vote: A Memo to Black America summit tonight at Grace Congregational Church of Harlem. Noted economist and civil rights activists Dr. Julliane Malveaux will be the guest speaker. Find out how you can make sure you're rights to vote are protected.
LGBT Faith Leaders, an inter-denominational faith group based in New York leads all-day forum in Harlem, NY to empower community through their faith featuring GLAAD, Sharon Lettman-Hicks from NBJC, and Bishop Yvette Flunder founder of City of Refuge.
GLAAD invites its members and friends for a special faith-based screening of the powerful new documentary on the battle for same-sex marriage, "Question One”, Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm at The Chelsea Clearview Theatre in New York City.
A proposal that would allow local Boy Scout troops to decide whether to accept gay Scouts and leaders could mean that Scouting will one day reflect the pockets of acceptance and bulwarks of resistance to gay rights seen nationwide.
About 20 years ago when Curtis Filer's son was 15, he quit the Boy Scouts knowing as a gay teen, he did not fit in. The reason he did not feel right? The Boy Scouts of America excludes gay men from being leaders, and gay youth from being members of its organization.
The Boy Scouts have long provided a safe, supportive environment for boys to develop both their self-esteem and leadership skills. An important element of that environment is the acceptance of and respect for the diversity of people in our communities. We celebrate the fact that our troop and the Minuteman Council continue this tradition and are in the vanguard of change for the Boy Scouts of America.
A northwest suburban church is stepping up its opposition to a ban against gay members and leaders in the Boy Scouts of America as the organization meets this week to reconsider the longtime policy.
In recent years, the Boy Scouts of America has come under fire for its exclusion of gays as Boy Scouts and Scout leaders. Many companies that donated thousands of dollars the Boy Scouts organization began reducing their contributions, mounting pressure now on the organization to make changes.
Civil rights are not won by all-or-nothing propositions. Just as the fight for marriage equality progressed slowly, one state at a time, we feel certain that once local Scout troops begin admitting gay and lesbian Scouts and leaders in progressive regions like New Hampshire's Seacoast and southern York County, the rest of the nation will surely follow because it is the just and right thing to do.
A northwest suburban church is stepping up its opposition to a ban against gay members and leaders in the Boy Scouts of America as the youth organization meets this week to reconsider the longtime policy.
About 20 years ago when Curtis Filer's son was 15, he quit the Boy Scouts knowing as a gay teen, he did not fit in.