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Blog Dec, 12, 2012
United Methodists Creating Trans Friendly Spaces in the Greater Chicago area

Much of the media buzz after the United Methodist Church's (UMC) quadrennial General Conference (May 2012) focused on the UMC vote of 39% to 61% against changing long-contested language in the church's Book of Discipline that calls homosexuality "incompatible with Christian teaching." In addition, they defeated a petition that would acknowledge that faithful United Methodists disagree on the ro

Blog Dec, 11, 2012
LGBTQ Club Denied Charter at Point Loma Nazarene University

Last week, after months of effort, students at Point Loma Nazarene University in Sand Diego, CA were told by the Office of Student Development that, “administration will shut down any club centered around sexual orientation that makes it through the club chartering proc

Blog Dec, 06, 2012
Celebrating Transgender Equality

Last night, I attended the ninth anniversary celebration of the National Center for Transgender Equality. The organization gathers each year to celebrate the past year's progress and honor those who are working to secure full equality for transgender people.

Blog Dec, 04, 2012
5 Tips for Talking to Your Conservative Friends and Family

As the executive director of The Gay Christian Network (GCN), I'm often asked for advice on a situation we all face sooner or later—that uncomfortable conversation with a Christian friend or family member whose views on the LGBT community are, shall we say, less than charitable. (You know the type.)

Blog Dec, 04, 2012
Catholic Reflection on World AIDS Day

These remarks were originally prepared and presented as a keynote address for the World AIDS Day service on December 1, 2012 at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NY.

Blog Nov, 27, 2012
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir Presents Simply Love: A Marriage Equality Event

For almost four decades the Anna Crusis Women's Choir has been recognized as both an agent of social change and a premier performing arts group in the greater Philadelphia region.  At its inception in the early 70's the primary objective of the choir was to provide a safe haven for both gay and straight women to find their voices together

Blog Nov, 15, 2012
Trans 101 for Faith Communities

November 20th marks the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This event has grown from a candlelight vigil held in Alston, MA following the murder of local transsexual rocker Rita Hester in 1998 to a global phenomenon.

Blog Nov, 14, 2012
Honor The Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Every year at the end of November, communities across the globe come together to commemorate the International Transgender Day of Remembrance—a day dedicated to honoring trans* people who have lost their lives to acts of violence over the past year. You can click here to find a TDOR event in your area.

Blog Nov, 08, 2012
Voters Exercise Liberty of Conscience at the Polls

Over at Religion Dispatches, Senior Editor Sarah Posner suggests a religious realignment is underway with white religious conservative representing a coalition in decline, while President Obama has a more diverse one, made up of various religious and non-religious voters,

Blog Nov, 05, 2012
Reflections on the Repeal of DADT: Interview with Alexander Nicholson

In his book Fighting to Serve (Chicago Review Press, October 2012, Alexander Nicholson a former U.S. Army Human Intelligence Collector, brings to this story his unique experience as the named plaintiff on the lawsuit that got DADT declared unconstitutional.