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Blog Nov, 21, 2017
Gratitude from Keisha to the Believe Out Loud Community

Please share your good wishes with our departing director Keisha McKenzie in the comments below! We will keep you updated on Believe Out Loud's staff structure as we continue an organization-wide strategic planning process under the leadership of Intersections International's executive director, Rev. Julie Johnson Staples.

Blog Oct, 06, 2017
Do Unto Others: A Blueprint For Religious Leaders On Global LGBTI Rights

On Friday, September 29th, the United States cast a vote against a UN Human Rights Council resolution to ban the death penalty against LGBTI people, effectively jeopardizing LGBTI people’s lives around the world to preserve the death penalty at all costs.

Blog Oct, 05, 2017
Response to Pope Francis' Comments on Gender Difference

Pope Francis has once again entered the discussion of transgender issues with a statement that reveals the pontiff does not yet comprehend issues of gender identity.

In a statement to the Pontifical Academy for Life's general assembly, he said:

Blog Feb, 14, 2017
Bishop Gene Robinson Pens Letter To Support Lesbian Methodist Bishop

In July 2016, the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church elected Karen Oliveto as the first openly lesbian bishop in the denomination. Immediately after her election, opponents filed a complaint with the ecclesiastical Judicial Council to remove her from office.

Blog Feb, 08, 2017
Catholics Do Not Support Religious Refusals

A new survey reveals that a majority of Catholics oppose allowing small business owners in their state to refuse products or services to gay and lesbian people, if doing so violates their religious beliefs.

Blog Sep, 09, 2016
Believe Out Loud Director James Rowe Says Goodbye

I started working at Believe Out Loud almost five years ago. Before that time, I had no idea that there were places to turn to talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Christian, other than to talk about it from the harmful narrative that had been forced upon most of us for far too long.  

Blog Jul, 21, 2016
Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto Becomes United Methodist Church's First Openly Lesbian Bishop

Reconciling Ministries Network celebrates with great joy the election of the first openly lesbian bishop in The United Methodist Church (The UMC). This is an historic moment in the movement of LGBTQ persons for spiritual and civil equality both in the church and the public square.  The election of Rev. Dr.

Blog Jul, 15, 2016
Recap: The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s 222nd General Assembly

The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster as tragic news comes in from every corner of our world.

Blog Jun, 07, 2016
United Methodist Church’s Inhospitality Toward Its LGBTQ Members

The United Methodist Church is in the need of prayer. And, one that emphasizes full inclusion of all its parishioners. 

Blog Jun, 01, 2016
A Path Forward For LGBT United Methodists

There was no headline proclaiming, “Methodist Church OKs Marriage Equality” or “Methodists Finally Embrace LGBTQ People.” Your newsfeed wasn’t lighting up with “Methodists Go Gay!” or, frankly, anything that looked like victory for LGBTQ people in the third-largest Christian denomination in the United States.