On August 22, during a Divinity School orientation panel on diversity, Dean of the Divinity School Richard Hays asserted that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” in response to a question about resources for LGBT students.
As we celebrated and acknowledged Bisexuality Visibility Day this week, I was struck by how much the conversation around bisexuality has changed.
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.
Reading Walter Brueggemann’s contrasting of Psalms 73 and 139 in an essay entitled, “The Cunning Little Secret of Certitude,” in his book The Covenanted Self (see a previous post), I remembered how Psalm 73 saved me from my own “dark night of the soul” that followed the end
In 2015, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will launch a 6 month leadership development program for 20 Transgender and Genderqueer leaders from across the United States. This group of leaders will participate in a learning community that will offer peer coaching, skill building, opportunities for self-reflection, story sharing, and action!
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.
It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students—especially LGBTQ students.
LGBTQ-phobias abound in the hallowed halls of higher learning.
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.