Having worked for a year as a caregiver to abused and neglected youth at the Children's Home of Lubbock as, in the words of his supervisor, one of the best employees she'd ever seen, Casey was fired by the organization's president, Lynn Harms, for being gay.
Metropolitan Community Church
This Thursday, congregations, faith leaders, and religious organizations will join millions of people to go purple for Spirit Day.
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge fire, the biggest hate-fueled mass-murder in LGBT history, read about what inspired one gay man to write a musical about a crime that you may never have heard of.
Untold tragedy: victims of the UpStairs Lounge arson fire have their story shared after 40 years of silence
This crime was the deadliest attack on the LGBT population in United States history. 32 people dead, 40 years of silence, and 1 man who chose to create a musical dedicated to the lives that were forgotten.
Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
Media coverage of the Boy Scouts policy change has fallen into a familiar trap, leading to the conclusion that there is no religious support for changing the ban on gay scouts. But religious groups have been advocating for a Boy Scout policy change, some for years.
The Presidential Inauguration Committee is also including more LGBT and supportive faith leaders elsewhere in the inauguration festivities. Tuesday morning's interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral will include Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, moderator and international leader of the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), a denomination founded 45 years ago as a church open to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
In honor of Spirit Day, dozens of communities of faith pledged to wear purple in support of LGBT youth, and to speak