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
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.)
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.
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
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.
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,
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.