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Apr 16, 2014

Eternal God,
I confess I have sinned against you in thought, word and deed;
By what I have done and by what I have left undone.
I have not loved you with my whole heart.
I have not loved my neighbor as my self.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Janet EdwardsPresbyterian Minister, More Light Presbyterians
Apr 11, 2014

That could be the opening to a great joke, but the story here ends with something better than a punch line.

My sister Sharon and I could not be more different.

Blogger:Kate Kendell, Esq.Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Apr 08, 2014

There are movies that I can watch again and again with pleasure because they conjure up for me the "olden" times of my life.

The Birds and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? take me back to a quaint California of the early 1960s, my native state. To Kill a Mockingbird and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter take me back to books I enjoyed as a youth.

Blogger:Rev. Chris GlaserAuthor, Blogger at Progressive Christian Reflections
Apr 15, 2014

Until recently, I had never really thought about being straight—if you asked me who I was, I would tell you I was someone who adored books, talked a lot, wanted to move to Europe, and enjoyed gourmet cooking long before I even thought to mention that I liked boys.

I experience straight privilege—I am allowed to have a life, not a "lifestyle."

Blogger:Melodie RoschmanStudent, Andrews University
Apr 10, 2014

In the days of my youth, I knew little of the meanings of terms such as the "religious right" and the "liberal left." I was taught to believe in a loving God, and I have begun to understand that this is the greatest fortune of my birth.

Blogger:Stephanie MottExecutive Director, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project
Apr 07, 2014

“We need to give trans people space to tell their own stories, and we should follow the lead of people who are out there and being visible, and actually advocating for these rights.” –Janet Mock

Blogger:Sean A. WatkinsEditorial Assistant, Believe Out Loud
Apr 14, 2014

I remember a conversation I had soon after I left the monastery. I'd been a monk in a Roman Catholic religious order for a few years, and once I was back in the real world, a family member asked me what I wanted to do with my life. “I guess I’d like to be a writer,” I told him. “That’s wonderful, great to hear it! So what are you going to do about money in the mean time?”

Blogger:Sean Patrick BrennanAuthor, The Papal Visitor
Apr 09, 2014

Despite their denomination's policy against gays and lesbians, people of faith from all over California and neighboring states will be celebrating a "Season of Love" this coming May—a call for acts of love and support for full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in The United Methodist Church.

Apr 04, 2014

Because I didn't know how to tell her, my mother was one of the last people I came out to, but it's funny—she's always been the first to have my back.

My mother would never let anyone shame her son—even her own church.

Blogger:Chris AzzopardiEditor, Q Syndicate

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