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Sep 28, 2016

Greg Bourke and his husband were plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that brought the freedom to marry to same-sex couples nationwide in June 2015. Now the men, who were named Persons of the Year by the National Catholic Reporter, are leading a “Pilgrimage of Mercy” to celebrate and recognize LGBT Catholics—and calling for an end to anti-LGBT discrimination.

Blogger:Greg BourkeSCOTUS Marriage Equality Plaintiff
Sep 23, 2016

My first kiss was with my next-door neighbor—a young boy in my class. It was back when I didn’t know what it meant to be queer, what it meant to be bisexual, what it meant to be trans. We were together under a flagpole at recess, he told me that the previous night was “Hershey’s Kiss” night at his church. 

Blogger:Hannah Rachel SoldnerActual Transgender Christian
Sep 14, 2016

You don’t have to be perfect to be a saint. The saints who comprise my Holy Women Icons are far from perfect, but each one has made a difference in the lives of countless queer women.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberAuthor. Artist. Activist.
Sep 27, 2016

It’s hard on the heart to realize you’re invisible.

Blogger:Alex SiladyQueer Presbyterian Journo & Critic
Sep 22, 2016

As people of faith and leaders of faith-based organizations focused on justice and equality for all of God’s children, we mourn the death of Terrance Crutcher, who died a violent death on Friday, September 16, 2016, 

Terrence Crutcher was an unarmed black man who was shot dead by a police officer on a two-lane road in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Sep 12, 2016

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., delegations of clergy will lead “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” marches at 30 state capitol buildings and the city hall building in the District of Columbia.

Three new states have recently joined the moral march including Delaware, Maryland, and Michigan.  

Sep 23, 2016

Standing amongst the rows of trees I stared across at my partner. She was smiling, grabbing apples from the trees with an excited exclamation as if each one was a new find, a sparkly treasure, with that same childlike wonder that made me first fall in love with her.

Blogger:Bentley BurdickWriter & Advocate
Sep 20, 2016

Shortly after coming out to my church, I began to notice just how many LGBTQ people our congregation had. While my time prior to deciding to come out had been full of nerves and worry, my time after was filled with new friends and role models.  

Blogger:Ashley BirtDirector of Christian Education, Rutgers Presbyterian Church
Sep 09, 2016

I started working at Believe Out Loud almost five years ago. Before that time, I had no idea that there were places to turn to talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Christian, other than to talk about it from the harmful narrative that had been forced upon most of us for far too long.  

Blogger:James RoweDirector, Believe Out Loud

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