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Arguing that both African Americans and LGBT people have been targets of violence and discrimination because of who they are, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in his most recent column spotlights the shared struggles between both groups--including those who are at the intersection of the two communities, i.e, Black LGBT people and their families.
In recent years, the Roman Catholic Church has seen the divide grow between the actions of church leadership and what’s in the hearts of the people they are supposed to represent.
With the recent passage of marriage equality in Maryland, the media has begun to focus again on the supposed conflict between LGBT equality and the African American community.
GLAAD commends the Washington post for profiling Pastor Coates and the important stand he has taken in support of LGBT equality.
As state legislatures in New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington are moving closer to approving marriage equality legislation, religious voices are speaking out in support of equality.
There’s been extensive media coverage of Cardinal George in Chicago (and in Green Bay). The following is a roundup of other actions and statements from the Roman Catholic hierarchy that continues to alienate and demonize both LGBT people and fair-minded Catholics.
A Silver Spring, Maryland, Gay-Straight Alliance group named Allies 4 Equality has launched a campaign to show support for LGBT youth.
In a letter to the editor, Rev. Jamie Washington, associate pastor of the Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore, pointed out The Baltimore Sun’s missed opportunity to highlight the contributions and impact of black LGBT-affirming congregations in their editorial "Marriage equality and race" (Nov. 1).