Religion

June 10, 2013

Snapshots of our Work

Blogging for LGBT Families Day, Marcel Neergaard, Gezi Park and more - Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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June 6, 2013

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.

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April 26, 2013

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.

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April 24, 2013

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.

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April 17, 2013

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.

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April 12, 2013

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.

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April 11, 2013

Take Action: Biola University Professor Equates Being LGBTQ to Being Racist, Students Demand Apology

Biola University professor Erik Thoennes equated having an LGBTQ identity with being a racist at a school-sponsored panel in September of 2012. Audio of his comments were only recently released. Because LGBTQ students are at risk for expulsion at Biola, it has taken months for them to organize. However, with the help of openly-queer alum Jos Charles, a petition was finally started.
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GUEST POST: Another Tackle in the World of Homophobic Sports

Rev. Irene Monroe discusses the implications of Kwame Harris's decision to come out on national television.

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April 4, 2013

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.

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April 4, 2013

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.

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