Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

Corporations are rethinking sponsorship of Boston's exclusionary St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Boston Beer Company, which owns Sam Adams beer, has issued a statement on its sponsorship of the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. Boston Beer, like other sponsors have been pressured to speak out about the exclusion of LGBT organizations, like the LGBT Veterans for Equality.

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How not to hold a commentator accountable starring Fox News' Jeanine Pirro

He made it perfectly clear that LGBT people are who he wants to stop, and was quite happy to make opposition to LGBT rights his sole reason for impeaching a sitting U.S. Attorney General. But what did the Fox News host say to challenge him? Nothing.

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Ugandan LGBT advocates challenge draconian law in court

Ugandan LGBT advocates, working together under a group called Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, have filed a petition, challenging the validity of the draconian new anti-LGBT law that was signed into law hastily earlier this year.

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And then they came for me: Arizona, LGBT equality and immigrant issues

Although the LGBT community and our allies recently celebrated the veto of SB 1062 in Arizona, the fact that such a bill even made it to the governor's desk was distressing. Unfortunately, as we know, the LGBT community was not the first group to be singled out for discrimination in Arizona. Latino and immigrant communities have long felt targeted by laws like SB 1070, which forced law enforcement to inquire about a person's legal status—if they "suspected" them of being undocumented. Since blue-eyed blonde Canadians who've overstayed their visas are very unlikely to be "suspected" of being undocumented, SB 1070 was considered likely to invite racial profiling. Unfortunately that didn't stop Gov. Jan Brewer from signing the bill, which was later partially overturned.

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Dolan and Donohue dance around Pope Francis' comments on civil unions

Pope Francis is messing with the narrative that anti-LGBT activists and leaders have been building. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bill Donohue are scrambling to explain how nothing has changed, when in fact, it has.

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Methodist bishop: 'I call for and commit to cessation of trials' for clergy who support marriage equality

United Methodist Bishop Martin McLee and Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree announced that the church was dropping the case against Dr. Ogletree for officiating at his son’s wedding. Furthermore, Bishop McLee said in his statement “I call for and commit to cessation of trials.”

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