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Blog Nov, 09, 2014
Believe Out Loud Hosts Level Ground Film Festival In New York City

"A drag queen, a lesbian rocker and a Catholic nun walk into a church..."

This might sound like the opening line of a joke, but on November 14, 15 and 16—that's exactly what's happening in New York City as Believe Out Loud joins Level Ground Film Festival to bring the Road Show to New York City.

Blog Nov, 03, 2014
Gay Passion Of Christ Revealed In New Art Book

Image Detail: “Jesus Goes to His Execution” by Doug Blanchard

My long journey with the queer Christ reached a milestone this month with publication of my new book The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision

Blog Oct, 09, 2014
Transgender Faith Tour Extends Reach Beyond Kansas

Four months ago, I decided to begin what I called the Transgender Summer of Faith Tour.

My hope was to speak at as many institutions of faith in and around the state of Kansas over the course of the summer.

Blog Sep, 17, 2014
5 Ways Churches Can Care For Homeless LGBTQ Youth

For progressive churches in the U.S., there is a "sweet spot" of meaningful engagement in LGBTQ justice that many congregations are missing.

Blog Aug, 26, 2014
Researching The Status of Transgender People With The Williams Institute

For those faith-based leaders looking to create spaces that are welcoming to transgender individuals and their families, the Williams Institute can provide a wealth of resources.

Blog Aug, 19, 2014
Making The Invisible Visible In Faith Communities: A Valuable Resource For Us All

Imagine a congregant who is commited to a straight, traditional marriage, coming to you, the pastor, distressed by finding homoerotic websites on a spouse’s computer.

Or what would you think, or do, if a teenager in the youth group where you are an advisor, comes out, one evening, as bisexual? 

Blog Jul, 14, 2014
10 Anti-LGBT Things You Can’t Do While Following Jesus

As I say in all of my “10 Things You Can’t Do While Following Jesus” articles, this is by no means meant to be a complete list, but it’s a decent place to start.

Blog Apr, 14, 2014
The Revelation Within

I remember a conversation I had soon after I left the monastery. I'd been a monk in a Roman Catholic religious order for a few years, and once I was back in the real world, a family member asked me what I wanted to do with my life. “I guess I’d like to be a writer,” I told him. “That’s wonderful, great to hear it! So what are you going to do about money in the mean time?”

Blog Feb, 10, 2014
Two Films Inspiring Social Change Toward LGBT Equality

During the 2013 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, I caught two films that highlight the impact religious bigotry plays in the actual lives of LGBT individuals.