Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.
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When Elton John and his partner, David Furnish announced the birth of their son, the world took notice.
Ministers in West Georgia came to the defense of an openly gay man, Keith Staples, after his home was burned down to
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement in which he defends the anti-gay comment he made last week about the LGBT movement and organizations.
Donna Fountain carried her list, titled "My Dreams," with her everywhere. Her goals were to find a great job, buy a house by age 45, start a sanctuary for gay and lesbian teens, marry the woman of her dreams and watch her son, Elijah, graduate from college. Sadly, Donna died in a hit-and-run accident on Christmas morning.
Ellen Scallen, an openly lesbian law professor, talks about the challenges she and her partner face without the ability to get married in Minnesota. Scallen and her siblings are Catholic, and they discuss how they will vote in 2012 when a constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples is on the ballot.
Rev. Mark Harris, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, supports the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage for same-sex couples as well as place restrictions on domestic partnerships and civil unions for all couples. Harris has said he hopes the debate will remain "civil" in the state.
Leaders of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Chicago were concerned that this year's Pride parade would disrupt Sunday masses. Pride organizers and the church leaders have come to a compromise, and the parade will start at noon instead.
In an effort to promote the passage of the marriage amendment to the state's constituion, Twin Cities Archbishop Joh
It just "clicked" for Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea when they decided to make a gift of $100,000 to the Ali Forney Ce
After months of searching and bouncing from church-to-church Clarissa finally found a spiritual home.