Maryland

March 8, 2012

From Water to Wine: New Ways Ministry to Hold Symposium for LGBT Catholics

From March 15 through 17, 2012, LGBT-affirming Catholic organization New Ways Ministry will hold their seventh annual symposium, this year titled “From Water to Wine: Lesbian/Gay Catholics and Relationships.”

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Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart Discusses Racism and Homophobia

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.
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February 29, 2012

Roman Catholic Church Leaders Choose Doctrine Over Human Dignity

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.

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GLAAD Calls on Media to Dispel the Myth of the Divide Between the Black Church and the LGBT Community

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.

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February 14, 2012

African American Pastors Support Marriage Equailty

GLAAD commends the Washington post for profiling Pastor Coates and the important stand he has taken in support of LGBT equality.

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February 6, 2012

Religious Leaders Support Marriage Equality in Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington

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.

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Roman Catholic Hierarchy Continues to be Out of Step with Catholics on LGBT People

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.

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Take A Photo with Allie the Ally and Show Support for LGBT Youth

A Silver Spring, Maryland, Gay-Straight Alliance group named Allies 4 Equality has launched a campaign to show support for LGBT youth.

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