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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

How my exclusion from speaking at my school's graduation led to healing

I wrote an open letter addressing the discrimination that I endured by not allowing me to speak at my Arkansas high school alma mater. I felt like I couldn’t keep silent any longer, and needed to let not only the superintendent, but for the wider world to know how much their actions have hurt me and my family.

I never imagined my letter would spark such an outpouring of love from hundreds of complete strangers. Most amazingly I also received a surprising confession from a man who once bullied me.

LGBTQ Nation
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May 9, 2013

'Selma to Stonewall': What ties bind 1960s civil rights movement, today's gay rights movement?

50 years ago today, John F. Kennedy announced a truce between the police and government of Birmingham, Alabama, and civil rights protesters who had been demonstrating and boycotting for 35 days. Within 14 months, President Johnson had signed the Civil Rights act, followed shortly thereafter by the Voting Rights Act. The Gay Rights Movement is currently undergoing a similar surge in momentum.  "You can't say what's happening in the gay rights movement is happening in a vacuum.

Al.com
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May 9, 2013

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