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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

People of faith give thanks for marriage via Twitter during #SCOTUSWorship

Today we celebrate the landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that ruled the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' unconstitutional. Today at 1:30 EST, The Religious Institute on SCOTUS Marriage Decisions will be holding a worldwide Twitter worship on today's SCOTUS decisions.

Guest Post: Marriage equality isn't the end

Ty McCarthy is the Religion & Faith correspondent for The Gayly, the South Central USA’s LGBT monthly newspaper and founder of Nazarene Ally, a non-profit advocating for LGBT inclusion in the Church of the Nazarene. This article was first published in The Gayly regional newspaper, June 2013 issue.

An open letter to Alan Chambers

In your apology, you said that you were sorry that you “didn’t stand up to people publicly ‘on [your] side’” who were calling others names. Putting “on my side” in quotation marks in your apology was interesting to me. We have all learned how to be on particular “sides” in life and for many years, the media has worked hard to make these sides as pronounced as possible to give people a sense of drama and tension. But we do not have to live that way if we don’t want to.
 
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June 21, 2013

Openly gay imams serve as an affirming gleam of hope in Muslim LGBT community

Mainstream Islam has a reputation of being rabidly anti-LGBT, but that reputation is being challenged. Gay Muslims around the world are working slowly-but-surely to reach out to other LGBT Muslims looking to reconcile their identity with their faith. Read about two openly gay imams and others who are paving the way for LGBT Muslims in America and overseas.

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