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Blog Dec, 19, 2012
Queering the Good News: Gender Variance in the Bible

Peterson Toscano is a performance artist, activist and practicing Quaker. I first met Peterson in 2011 at the Philadelphia Transhealth Conference.

Blog Dec, 19, 2012
Equal Rites: The Episcopal Church & Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Episcopal Church (TEC) made headlines this past summer when they voted overwhelmingly to adopt a provisional liturgy to bless same-sex couples. This measure, put into use on the first Sunday of Advent, allows interested clergy to perform same-sex blessings while the church continues to explore the theology of marriage.

Blog Dec, 19, 2012
Advent Reflection: What Are We Waiting For?

“The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part”

~ Tom Petty

Blog Dec, 17, 2012
On God's Campus: Voices from the Queer Underground

Here's my personal story: When I came out during my senior year of college, I was the student chaplain at a conservative Christian college in San Diego.

Official university policy states: “We view all forms of sexual intimacy that occur outside the covenant of heterosexual marriage, even when consensual, as distortions of the holiness and beauty God intended for it.”

Blog Dec, 17, 2012
"Any Day Now" Hits Theaters

Any Day Now, a new film about the struggles of a gay couple to adopt, opened in select theaters on Friday, December 14.

Blog Dec, 14, 2012
Rev. Oliver G. White Expresses Support for Believe Out Loud

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the prayers, advocacy and mission of Believe Out Loud. Their ceaseless work led to a donation of $10,000 to support my congregation’s campaign to save our church.

Blog Dec, 12, 2012
United Methodists Creating Trans Friendly Spaces in the Greater Chicago area

Much of the media buzz after the United Methodist Church's (UMC) quadrennial General Conference (May 2012) focused on the UMC vote of 39% to 61% against changing long-contested language in the church's Book of Discipline that calls homosexuality "incompatible with Christian teaching." In addition, they defeated a petition that would acknowledge that faithful United Methodists disagree on the ro

Blog Dec, 11, 2012
LGBTQ Club Denied Charter at Point Loma Nazarene University

Last week, after months of effort, students at Point Loma Nazarene University in Sand Diego, CA were told by the Office of Student Development that, “administration will shut down any club centered around sexual orientation that makes it through the club chartering proc

Blog Dec, 06, 2012
Celebrating Transgender Equality

Last night, I attended the ninth anniversary celebration of the National Center for Transgender Equality. The organization gathers each year to celebrate the past year's progress and honor those who are working to secure full equality for transgender people.

Blog Dec, 04, 2012
5 Tips for Talking to Your Conservative Friends and Family

As the executive director of The Gay Christian Network (GCN), I'm often asked for advice on a situation we all face sooner or later—that uncomfortable conversation with a Christian friend or family member whose views on the LGBT community are, shall we say, less than charitable. (You know the type.)