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Blog Nov, 21, 2017
Gratitude from Keisha to the Believe Out Loud Community

During my first week at Believe Out Loud last November, Alison, Chrissy, Reese, and I launched #ChristiansVote, a campaign that shared how BOL community members’ Christian faith compels them to act for justice.

Blog Nov, 15, 2017
4 Reasons NOT To Host A Transgender Day of Remembrance Service At Your Church

“Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day for stories to be told and scripts to be rewritten. It’s a chance to reach out and come together against the dehumanizing violence that haunts our communities. Love is a call as well as a response, but most of all love is an action.”  -Angelica Ross

Blog Nov, 07, 2017
Guns Will Not Save Us

I was 14 years old the first time I held a gun.

My parents had recently divulged that they owned not one, but two, 9 mm semi-automatic handguns. The thought of guns in my house was scary, even if they were kept in small lock boxes, stashed far in the back of my parent’s closet. It occurred to me that even if you have a gun, anyone could find it or take it from you and use it.  

Blog Oct, 26, 2017
In Our Lifetime

She’s not a regular.

I’d been meeting there weekly for almost two months, and I'd never seen her before. It must have been her first time. I was sure I knew all of the unsheltered people.

She asked if I had $2. I didn’t. I still don’t. I choose not to carry cash.

Blog Oct, 25, 2017
Blog Oct, 18, 2017
Painting Frida Kahlo

As we begin the month of October and ghosts decorate our homes, I am reminded of the holy days that await us. Poignant to my own background, Dia de los Muertos beckons us to remember who has gone before us.

Blog Oct, 12, 2017
Harmful Theology Will Not Define Us

Times are rough. Every five seconds, the news tells us something terrible that Trump and his administration has done. White Supremacists have a renewed, public boldness. Social media feeds are landmines of triggering comments about race, gender, sexuality, and many other issues that make up one's humanity. 

Blog Oct, 11, 2017
Coming Out As A Pansexual Christian: Because They First Loved Me

Over the last few years, I’ve been deeply engaged in work and research that centers on cultivating space where people of all faiths, sexualities, and gender identities can seek to both know and be known. I’ve seen so many people experience spiritual, systemic, and interpersonal harm and sincerely believe that fostering inclusive, equitable communities can help people heal.

Blog Oct, 11, 2017
Why Coming Out Day Matters For The Church

In 1988, LGBT activists Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary established National Coming Out Day (NCOD), to be observed on October 11—the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights.

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