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May 27, 2016

For those of us who are LGBTQ, we have almost certainly experienced some form of isolation, rejection, or tepid acceptance. This reality is simply a part of our story; but what I have come to learn in the past 18 months is that we all have beautiful, heart-breaking stories of truth.

My story is really no different. 

Blogger:Bill DickinsonLeadership Development Professional & LGBTQ Coach
May 23, 2016

Honestly, it was hard for me to read this book. Even as an avid reader, it was hard to stick with it; however, it wasn’t hard for the reasons readers might assume. Some might jump to assume that it wasn’t well-researched, or well-written, or both. Some might even assume that it wasn’t catchy enough to compete with our social media saturated culture. 

Blogger:Rev. Katherine Katsanis-SemelFounder, KaTransformations
May 18, 2016

As spirit-filled protests and demonstrations of support for LGBTQI people fill the halls of the United Methodist Church's General Conference in Portland, the Council of Bishops that serves the denomination has put forward a historic proposal that will be considered by the ga

Blogger:Alison AmyxSenior Communications Strategist, Believe Out Loud
May 26, 2016

The general public may have been surprised by the results of a survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), which found that African Americans overwhelmingly support policies that promote greater equality for LGBT people.

Blogger:Rev. Cedric A. HarmonExecutive Director, Many Voices
May 20, 2016

These days I am one of the first in any group to jump to defend someone’s religious beliefs, including their right to share them in a friendly, respectful manner. It wasn’t always this way.

Blogger:Bentley BurdickWriter & Advocate
May 16, 2016

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory reached a new low last week by bringing a lawsuit against the Federal government on his right, and his state’s right, to discriminate. Governor McCrory’s attachment to bathroom politics, in a southern state, which once sported his, hers, and “colored” bathrooms, pulls back the curtain on conservative politics as a thin veil for race and gender bigotry.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Nancy WilsonModerator, Metropolitan Community Churches
May 25, 2016

Have Catholics’ analyses of Amoris Laetitia, the recently published exhortation on family by Pope Francis, been dismissive of LGBT communities’ reaction and concerns?

Blogger:Bob ShineYoung Adult and Social Media Coordinator, New Ways Ministry
May 19, 2016

I have this deep stirring in me that worries about how all of these debates over "bathroom bills" across the country are affecting those who are most harmed by this dialogue—the trans community themselves. After reading that calls to the national transgender suicide crises hotline, Trans Lifeline,

Blogger:Kim SorrellsOrdained Minister, United Church of Christ
May 13, 2016

The Apostle Thomas gets a raw deal.

Really, in mainstream American Christianity, and in the secular popular imagination, he gets reduced to some kind of one-dimensional figure, known only for a moment in which he was proven wrong.

Blogger:Alex SiladyQueer Presbyterian Journo & Critic

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