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Blog Oct, 11, 2017
When Coming Out Costs You Everything

Ten years ago if someone asked me to predict my future, I would have said that I expected to married with kids, and involved in some sort of Christian ministry. Ironically, that isn’t far from the truth, except that the specific confines of that prediction had a drastically different outcome than I (or any of my family) ever saw coming. 

Blog Oct, 06, 2017
Do Unto Others: A Blueprint For Religious Leaders On Global LGBTI Rights

On Friday, September 29th, the United States cast a vote against a UN Human Rights Council resolution to ban the death penalty against LGBTI people, effectively jeopardizing LGBTI people’s lives around the world to preserve the death penalty at all costs.

Blog Oct, 05, 2017
Response to Pope Francis' Comments on Gender Difference

Pope Francis has once again entered the discussion of transgender issues with a statement that reveals the pontiff does not yet comprehend issues of gender identity.

In a statement to the Pontifical Academy for Life's general assembly, he said:

News Oct, 04, 2017
Join Us In North Carolina | Únete a nosotros en Carolina del Norte

This Fall, the NC Faith Forward Coalition will host five regional gatherings across the state of North Carolina. Join us as we strategize about the future of our community!

The NC Faith Forward Coalition works with LGBTQ-affirming faith communities and social justice movements to combat discrimination and work to make North Carolina a more inclusive and just state. 

Blog Sep, 29, 2017
A Gospel Message For Queer People Of Faith

This article is for everyone who’s been kicked out.

Blog Sep, 26, 2017
Bridging Beyond Binaries: Painting Gloria Anzaldúa

One of the great joys of being an artist and writer is working on commissions, enlivening in paint, canvas, and word the stories of revolutionary holy women who have emboldened and inspired the one commissioning the Holy Woman Icon.

News Sep, 25, 2017
Intersections International Names Rev. Julie Johnson Staples Executive Director

As a program of Intersections International, Believe Out Loud is thrilled to share the news of Rev. Julie Johnson Staples' arrival as our organization's new executive director. Stay tuned for updates on our work ahead as we embark on a strategic planning process under the leadership of Rev. Johnson Staples.

News Sep, 22, 2017
Real Questions for Real Bisexuals!

Pictured clockwise: Ashley DeTar Birt, Hannah Soldner, Angélique Gravely, Alison Amyx, Keisha E. McKenzie, Beth Sherouse

No one human being expresses their sexuality nor their gender in the exact same way as another. Yet we are all a part of God’s grand creation and blessed under God’s love. 

Blog Sep, 21, 2017
Bringing Bi-Perspective to a Trump World

I confess Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency threw me for a loop. His regime required me to review all my priorities, choosing again what I devote my time, talent and treasure to. 

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