Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
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CeCe Support Committee hosts art sale to raise funds for CeCe McDonald to show support while she serves her sentence in prison after being the victim of a transphobic attack.
James J. Martin, a leading Catholic theologian and Culture Editor of the Jesuit magazine America, has tweeted his support for Spirit Day. Millions of Americans will be wearing purple on October 19 to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Christian LGBT Advocacy, God Believes in Love, Concerned Catholics, and Banned Muslim Films are this week's top LGBT Religion Stories.
See the latest video from Seattle rapper Macklemore, which makes a powerful statement in support of marriage equality.
In Maine, Minnesota and Washington, recent television ads have prominently featured people of faith.
Bishop Gene Robinson was on Media Matters Radio last Friday to discuss the National Organization for Marriage's claims about so-called traditional marriage and why they're wrong.
Catholics and African-American pastors speak out about marriage. Evangelicals continue to hear pro-LGBT arguments. And Jews worry whether marriage equality is too...equal? The LGBT Religion News Summary elevates the week’s LGBT and faith related stories.
France seems poised to enact marriage equality very soon, and Pope Benedict XVI is going on the offensive in an attempt to block progress for LGBT people in that country. The Pope visited France, where he used his strongest language yet to oppose marriage equality. Lady Gaga was asked about the Pope’s comments.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has said Catholics opposed to same-sex marriage should limit themselve
An ordained gay Baptist preacher and his life partner who were refused a marriage license in Jefferson County accepted arrest rather than betray their Christian conviction that anti-gay laws are unjust.
The French government has appointed Jack Lang, a campaigner for gay rights whose Jewish father is a Holocaust survivor, to head the Arab World Institute.
Last week, at the premiere of the documentary God Loves Uganda, attendees at the Sundance Film Festival glimpsed the impact American evangelicals have had in whipping up an anti-homosexual fervor in the African country.
On Jan. 19, 2013, I was ordained as a the first transgender priest in the North American Old Catholic Church.
The patient’s anguish was clearly visible to psychiatrist Jack Drescher, MD, as the man spoke about his experience undergoing so-called gay conversion therapy.
Gay and transgender members of our churches, as well as their families and friends, dwell in an abiding sense of con
We’ve written extensively about Uganda’s rampant homophobia, and legislation that anti-gay bigots in the parliament, with the support of American evangelicals, have been trying to pass that would make being gay a crime punishable by death.