The Catholic Church, in a letter to Scouts for Equality (SFE), states that it is "hopeful" about the future of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) even if it votes to include openly gay scouts later this week.
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Amid the dozens of amicus briefs that were filed against the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 were some real signs on how much the United States has shifted on LGBT equality. We'd like to lift up two more for specific attention.
GLAAD will be on the ground with thousands of marriage equality supporters to show widespread support for marriage equality. Join us and the United for Marriage coalition in Washington, DC to rally for marriage equality for all loving and committed couples.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the United Kingdom’s most vocal faith opponent of marriage equality, admitted to sexual misconduct. He resigned from his post last week, amid allegations of sexual misconduct with seminary students. He has now announced that he will no longer contest the allegations.
An unprecedented number of faith organizations have filed amicus curiae calling for both Prop 8 and DOMA to be struck down.
On Thursday, GLAAD was fortunate enough to meet with Phindi Malaza, the Advocacy and Programs Coordinator of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) in South Africa. She is traveling around America with the US State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.
Students at the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world are making history by becoming the first evangelical graduate theological school to create an official LGBT student organization. They are now hosting an LGBT film festival featuring several GLAAD-nominated films.
The White House will file an amicus brief, urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, and return marriage equality to the state.
Rob Bell created a splash earlier this week when he came out in favor of marriage equality.
Over the past year in San Francisco, the war over the popular conception of Islam has been continuously fought on the unlikeliest of battlefields--the sides of the city's buses.
Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, has said some gay relationships are "stunning" but said he supported the Church's formal opposition to active homosexuality.
As the new pope is celebrated today, it's worth noting that not everyone who wears the cloth is antigay.
Aaron Jackson took inspiration from a 9-year-old kid who stood up to Westboro Baptist Church protesters.
It isn't easy being gay in the Orthodox Jewish community, and it's extremely hard in the Tel-Aviv area.
When it was announced that as pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would be taking the name Francis, after the reformer Francis of Assisi, many briefly got their hopes up before being informed that while he might address corruption in the Vatican, Pope Francis probably won't be reversing any of the church's controversial positions on social issues.
Today religious-liberty activists claim that bullies are the real victims because they cannot “express their views a