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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
While many people are relieved with the announcement of Exodus International closing, many are also skeptical about the possible motives behind the apology and demise of the organization.
Mainstream Islam has a reputation of being rabidly anti-LGBT, but that reputation is being challenged. Gay Muslims around the world are working slowly-but-surely to reach out to other LGBT Muslims looking to reconcile their identity with their faith. Read about two openly gay imams and others who are paving the way for LGBT Muslims in America and overseas.
Michael O'Loughlin tells of his cross-country journey to various American Catholic colleges and universities to - all of which in different places on a broad spectrum of social issues - to find out what it's like to be gay at a Catholic University in 2013.
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.
The San Diego Press Club will be hosting its first-ever panel discussion addressing the media coverage of the LGBT community, with GLAAD's own Monica Trasandes as a featured panelist.
In the spring semester of 2011, Grace University, a Midwest Christian college in Omaha, Nebraska decided to expel Danielle Powell, simply because she is gay. After her expulsion, Powell says she was told that she would have to repay the $6,300 of tuition for the semester she wasn't allowed to finish.
From a possible 'gay lobby' in the Vatican to Uganda's tense anti-LGBT environment, this week's religion news summary has all the important LGBT religious news stories for you. Click here for the full list
"A little lemonade can go a long way," and that's exactly what happened when 5 and a half year old Jayden Sink decided to sell her Pink Lemonade for Peace this weekend. Her stand was located in front of the beautifully-painted rainbow Equality House that is located across from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.