In a profoundly simple way, NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active player in one of the four major U.S. professional sports to come out as gay. Collins said, "I'm a 34 year old NBA Center. I'm black. And I'm gay" in a first-person article posted on April 29 on Sports' Illustrated website.
In recent years some Christian leaders have responded to the gay issue by making a ministry of "building bridges" between those who believe that being gay is a sin and those who don't.
It was an ordinary morning, except my partner was the one still lazing about in bed rather than me.
I intended to wake her with a kiss and a cup of tea but I was suddenly stopped short. I stood fixed in the bedroom doorway watching her sleep when it struck me: I love her.
Premier Kathleen Wynne thanked a historic Toronto church Sunday for being a place of refuge when she was coming out in the 1990s.
By Todd Erzen, Des Moines Register
Hundreds of Iowa Methodists signed protest documents at their annual conference Sunday declaring they are prepared to buck the leadership of their church on matters concerning gays and gay marriage.
The human face behind Methodist vote against LGBT equality