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James Rowe is the Director of Believe Out Loud. He is a seasoned event planner and has lead development and volunteer programs within interfaith and LGBT equality institutions including the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which advocates for LGBTQ youth. Based in New York City, James is a student of American Sign Language and serves as both a Board Member and sign language interpreter for the historic Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, the country’s longest-running women’s choir

Recent Posts

Sep 09, 2016

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.  

Mar 02, 2016

Yesterday evening, South Dakota Governor Daugaard vetoed HB 1008.

Feb 26, 2016

It may seem like a cliché but as a Christian I often find myself often asking that age old question, “What would Jesus do?”

Last Tuesday, I asked myself this question after learning that HB 1008—an anti-trans bill that forces trans students to use restrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their gender—was passed by the South Dakota legislature.

It didn’t take me too long to answer this question.

Nov 03, 2015

We're one week into the 40 Days Of Faith In Action. Since Day 1—the number of people journeying with us has more than doubled! 

Sep 19, 2015

In response to the silencing of LGBTQ people during the World Meeting on Families, it is critical that we share our own stories to tell Pope Francis that LGBTQ families enrich our lives and the Church. Join me in writing letters of faith and family to Pope Francis during his historic visit to the United States.

Sep 18, 2015

Help us Tell Pope Francis: Our LGBTQ Families Matter

As the United States prepares to welcome Pope Francis next week for his historic visit for the World Meeting of Families—the excitement within the Catholic and non-Catholic communities is palpable.

Since becoming elected just two years ago, Pope Francis has offered hope to many.

Aug 21, 2015

One of the things I love most about being Catholic is our unapologetic devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I’ve always envisioned her to be the ultimate mother—she’d have to be wouldn’t she? God chose her to be the mother of our Savior. 

Jun 26, 2015

Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling means same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect for their marriages across the United States. 

This is a momentous win for freedom, equality, inclusion, and above all, love!

ADD YOUR NAME: Christians Pledge To Work For Justice Beyond Marriage Equality

Dec 02, 2014

Each week Believe Out Loud receives countless messages of support from our online community telling us how our work has impacted their lives. The messages are both touching and humbling.

Here are just a few messages we've received on Facebook in the past four months alone.

"Hey I just wanna say I love your page. To be honest I almost lost faith in God, wondering if he was real, why would he make such cruel people? Well I'm glad there's people like you out there.” -M.T.


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