Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. For Christians it marks the beginning of the Lenten season—a season of preparation leading to Holy Week and Easter.
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In my heart, I've always known that God is a God of Love. That at its core, the Bible preaches Love—a hand for the downtrodden, glory for the cast-asides, another chance for your enemies, and boundless, difficult Love.
I have not yet gone through confirmation in the Catholic Church. There is a high chance that I will eventually, but I haven't right now.
In the Catholic Church, it is around this time that kids around my age get confirmed through their own free will or with their parents dangling college tuition money over their heads to do so.
Last week, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that imposes 7-year-to-life sentences for same-sex intimacy, 7-year sentences for those who perform same-sex marriages, and 5-7 years in jail for people and NGOs accused of "promoting homosexuality" or seeking support
As we near the end of Black History Month, we're featuring ten lesbian, gay, transgender, same gender loving, and queer leaders (pictured clockwise) who are making history as they pave the way for the welcome and affirmation of all people across Christian traditions.
When I read that President Museveni had signed the hateful anti-LGBT law in Uganda, the first words that came to mind were from the opening song in "Les Misérables." It's called "Work Song." Prisoners in a work camp are expressing their hope and their despair.
The Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) will convene the Conference for People of African Descent, Our Friends, and Allies (PAD) in Atlanta, GA, from May 15-17, 2014.
Someone once told me, "If my son was a murderer, I'd still love him, but I wouldn't love what he did. The same would go if he was gay—I would still love him, but I wouldn't love what he does."
This statement is what started my journey as an outspoken ally, or as I like to say: "That's when I came out as an ally."
Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California's new law ensuring that all children have opportunities to do well in school—failed to qualify for the ballot.