Every day thousands of Christians are rethinking the "clobber passages" (so-called because they have been traditionally used by Christians to "clobber" gay people), changing their minds about homosexuality and finding that their faith in God -- and their sense of God's faith in them -- is not only not compromised, it's greatly enhanced.
The letters came from a man who was once beaten with a baseball bat in a racially motivated attack, the widow of a Minnesota judge, a group representing LGBT people from South Asia, a gay member of the Navy, and the father of a woman who committed suicide, among others.
There were more than 100 in all, and nearly all had the same theme: telling the judge it would be unjust to put former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi in prison for using a webcam to see roommate Tyler Clementi kissing another man in 2010, just days before Clementi killed himself.
Atria Books will publish Janet Mock's memoir, Fish Food. According to Publishers Weekly: The memoir will offer the first personal account of a person who transitioned at a young age; it will also be the first book on the subject from someone of color (Mock is half Hawaiian and half African-American).
A wildly insensitive New York Times article on the life and death of trans artist and drag performer Lorena Escalera flared tensions between the gender-variant community and the paper when it was published as part of the Sunday edition on May 14.