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Interview: Abby Stein talks about being a transgender woman from a Hasidic Jewish community

Abby Stein was born and raised within a Chasidic family of rabbinic descent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, and recently came out as a woman of trans experience. Her goal now is to raise awareness to people going through a similar experience.

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Bryan Fischer's statements prove a liability for American Family Association, cost him his high-profile job

Bryan Fischer, whose inflammatory statements have been documented through GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, has gone too far for his employer, the American Family Association (AFA). Leaders of the AFA shared with the Rachel Maddow show that he should no longer be referred to as the Director of Issues Analysis for the organization.

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Transgender Religious Naming Ceremonies

Changing one's name can be one of the most meaningful steps for a trans or gender nonconforming person in expressing and validating who they are. Religious congregations and individuals from around the country have recognized this and have developed naming ceremonies to honor what can be such an important milestone.

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Religion News Summary - June 13, 2014

Anti-trans but pro-gay Baptists, Methodist church may officially split over marriage equality, lots of projects reconciling faith and being LGBTQ, and more.

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Gay Jewish couple featured in Jewish news outlet despite previous backlash

In the spirit of increasing acceptance and inclusiveness, a prominent Jewish outlet, The Jewish Week, recently sought to feature a gay Jewish couple's wedding announcement, despite previous backlash from the Orthodox community.

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People of faith support equality in Scouting

To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.

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Who gets to claim faith in the Boy Scouts debate?

In the weeks leading up to the Boy Scouts of America's vote on dropping the anti-gay ban, communities of faith are speaking out. The problem for the media covering this is that faith communities are not saying the same thing. Who gets to represent the voice of faith when talking about the Boy Scouts proposed policy change?

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March 13, 2013

Openly Gay Man Named New Leader of Jewish Reconstructionist Movement

Rabbi Jason Klein was elected the new leader of the Reconstructionist Movement, a progressive Jewish community. Rabbi Klein is the first openly gay man to head a national rabbinic association in the United States.

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