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
The historic votes on marriage equality in Maine, Maryland and Washington not only extended marriage rights to same-sex couples, but will add a significant amount of capital to the economies of those states, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA Law.
Christians across the internet are blogging their faith and their support for LGBT people through a synchroblog project organized by Justin Lee, the Executive Director of the Gay Christian Network. The synchroblog is timed to match the launch of Lee’s new book, TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.
Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, was named the new archbishop of Canterbury on Friday morning in London. Bishop Welby confessed his desire and commitment to dialogue, leaving room for his position on LGBT people to evolve: “I know I need to listen very attentively to the LGBT communities and examine my own thinking carefully and prayerfully.”
The Advocate is asking for submissions to include in their upcoming photo essay titled “A Day in Gay America,” which aims to capture the rich diversity in the everyday lives of LGBT Americans.
Pastor Joseph Tolton discussion marriage equality victory in Maryland and building community within the black community by fostering new conversations about sexuality.
For citizens who are casting votes today in four states – Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington – there is a chance that at least one of those contests will make history as it becomes the first in the nation where voters approve marriage equality at the ballot box and for the first time, minority voters may tip the balance in favor of marriage equality.
GLAAD discusses the support that black churches and pastors have given to the movement for marriage equality.