Level Ground is an organization dedicated to starting dialogues through art about faith and the LGBT community, with the goal of demonstrating that the two are not in opposition to one another, as they are so often depicted. With this in mind, last year the organization hosted its very first film festival, screening faith-oriented LGBT films and sparking discussions around religious messages about the LGBT community at Fuller Theological Seminary.
The March on Springfield for Marriage Equality will take place on October 22, the scheduled first day of the fall veto session of the Illinois State Legislature. The "March on Springfield" is part of a broad grassroots strategy to secure final passage of Illinois Senate Bill 10, the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act."
A great number of faith based organizations went purple today for Spirit Day to show their opposition to bullying and support for LGBT youth. They have shaded their websites purple and are displaying photographs of Spirit Day participants.
A few of the students and educators participating in Spirit Day this year are making their voices heard, explaining why it's important to support the youngest members of the LGBT community through grassroots initiatives.