Join GLAAD at a screening of God Loves Uganda at the United Nations
God Loves Uganda, a documentary directed by Roger Ross Williams follows American and Ugandan religious leaders that are fighting "sexual immorality" and missionaries that are trying to convince Ugandans to oppose LGBT people. The Unitarian Universalist Association will host a panel and reception around a special screening of God Loves Uganda.
Mormon Church Endorses Scouts Plans to Include Gay Youth but not Adults
The LDS Church announced on Thursday that it would officially endorse The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent proposal to change their anti-gay policies and allow gay youth members, but not adults, to join the organization.
Mormon Church Offshoot Votes to Begin Performing Marriages for Lesbian and Gay Couples, Ordaining LGBT Persons
The Community of Christ—an offshoot of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—voted this week by more than the requisite majority to begin performing marriage ceremonies for lesbian and gay couples in states where it is legal.
South Dakota College Student's Open Letter to the Church About Marriage Equality Goes Viral
Dannika Nash, a junior at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, started blogging two months ago. On April 7th, after attending a Macklemore concert, she published her third post, “An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation,” and got 2,377 more comments than she expected. The letter has since gained national attention and has been reposted to dozens of websites.
UPDATE: Catholic Church Rejects Nicholas Coppola's Petition for Reinstatement
Nicholas Coppola, the gay Catholic man who was removed from his volunteer ministerial responsibilities at his Long Island parish after marrying his longtime partner, delivered a petition calling for his reinstatement to his bishop. In less than a week, the petition garnered over 18,000 signatures.
Take Action: Biola University Professor Equates Being LGBTQ to Being Racist, Students Demand Apology
Story to Watch: Nicholas Coppola and His Struggle with Catholic Hierarchy Gains Wider Attention
The story of Nicholas Coppola, an openly gay Catholic man who was asked to leave his Long Island parish after marrying his boyfriend, continues to develop and spread to wider media sources.
PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Honored With Plaque in Greenwich Village Church
PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford was honored with a plaque presented by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for her important work in making communities safer for LGBT people.