When I first came out as bisexual, I had no idea how to be both bisexual and Christian at the same time.
I didn’t even know that bisexual Christians existed.
I had a vague notion of how some lesbian and gay Christians had reconciled their sexuality and their faith, but their stories never completely spoke to mine. They couldn’t.
"The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest." Bob Hawke
Religious voices that use holy scripture to demean our neighbors will not continue to be the loudest voices in our city. Chattanooga will know that all persons of faith are not like that.
In a one-to-one conversation following a public speaking engagement, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that the firing of church workers because of LGBT issues is a situation that “needs to be rectified,” becoming the first prelate to speak against this trend.
Three years ago I was living out of my car. Toothbrush drying in the passenger seat, food stored on the back floor, and all my life's belongings crammed in the trunk. Having just graduated from college, it seemed like the only thing to do. But I wasn't parked under a bridge or based out of Walmart parking lots.
For progressive churches in the U.S., there is a "sweet spot" of meaningful engagement in LGBTQ justice that many congregations are missing.
As fights for marriage equality have had sweeping victories across the United States, many LGBTQ activists ask, “what now?”
Some have answered that advocacy for the transgender community is logically the next step in our quest toward equality.
When I was in 10th grade my friends started having sex. Of course, several had already done so and some until this day have not, but in 10th grade people began to talk openly about their experiences, or at least their thoughts about their future experiences.
"Because you are, therefore I am,” was the greeting that Dr. Ezra Chitando from Zimbabwe expressed to our amazing group of African scholars, theologians, faith leaders, activists and students at the Thorn Tree Lodge, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
This month, Believe Out Loud will join with people of faith from across the state of Ohio to help end discrimination against LGBTQ people! Register today to join us in Akron, Ohio, from September 26 - September 28 for a leadership training for people of faith working to end discrim