Fifty Christian clergy and lay leaders in Anchorage, Alaska, announced the formation of Christians for Equality. Christians for Equality was formed around the ongoing work to pass a non-discrimination ordinance that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in hiring, housing and education.
GLAAD’s Director of Religion, Faith & Values, Ross Murray, published an essay in CNN’s Belief Blog about Christians’ increasing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The essay, entitled “My Take: Why Christians are embracing their LGBT neighbors,” demonstrates the changes in both hearts and minds, as well as denominational policies, the increasing welcome, acceptance, and advocacy for and with LGBT people.
The Huffington Post religion section has published a list of inspirational LGBT faith leaders. GLAAD encourages you to lift up and name those LGBT leaders who have had an impact on your faith.
GLAAD was among the many who participated in the Compass to Compassion United Nations Consultation to address global homophobia and criminalization of the lives of LGBT people and its roots in American fundamentalism.
Kristin Chenoweth is a friend and ally to the LGBT community because of her Christian faith, not despite it.