Religion

April 5, 2013

Religion News Summary: Supreme Court, Rainbow House, and Nicholas Coppola

This week's religion news summary includes Bishop Timothy Dolan's statement about LGBT inclusion--along with stories of LGBT Catholics who have experienced exclusion. A rainbow house across from the Westboro Baptist Church caused a media stir, and the SCOTUS cases drew the support of faith leaders from across the country.

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Ebony Series Features Gay Bishop and His Family

EBONY.com featured a Gay Bishop, with his husband and infant daughter, in the 10th edition of their "Coolest Black Family in America" series.

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April 3, 2013

Evangelical Pastor Fired for Supporting Marriage Equality and LGBT Inclusion

Evangelical pastor Ryan Bell was fired from his job last week for taking a pro-LGBT stance.

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April 1, 2013

Mormons Launch So-Called "Ex-Gay" Site

Mormon David Matheson launched a so-called "ex-gay" website, catering to LGBT Mormons and purporting to offer help while failing to address the dangerous harm that results from the kind of "therapy" they are suggesting.

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March 28, 2013

Catholic Parents Accept Gay Son Despite Priest's Anti-LGBT Stance, Leave Church

Parents Toni and Tom Weaver told the story of their son's coming out to WBEZ, and explained why their church's reaction has prompted both of them to leave.

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March 19, 2013

Evangelical Leader Rob Bell Supports Marriage Equality

Evangelical leader Rob Bell speaks out in support of marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples.

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March 7, 2013

Offensive Anti-LGBT Evangelical Christian Video Resurfaces, Uses Terrible Stereotypes, Takes Aim at GLAAD

Anti-LGBT video done by conservative evangelical Christian targets queer Americans and employs hackneyed stereotypes.
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March 6, 2013

Three Graphics You Should Share to Show That People of Faith are United for Marriage

Share these images to show that there are people of faith who are united in the support of all people having the right to marry the person they love.

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Mormon, Jewish Religious Leaders Sign Amicus Briefs in Support of Marriage Equality

Amid the dozens of amicus briefs that were filed against the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 were some real signs on how much the United States has shifted on LGBT equality. We'd like to lift up two more for specific attention.

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State Department Brings South African Activist to GLAAD For Meeting

On Thursday, GLAAD was fortunate enough to meet with Phindi Malaza, the Advocacy and Programs Coordinator of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) in South Africa. She is traveling around America with the US State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

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