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Black Church Gays

My Blues Are Not Your Blues: Moving Beyond the Stigma of Race and Homosexuality by Engaging the Church

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Conservative religious traditions need not accept that men and women participate in homosexual relationships within their house of worship, but they are obligated to be tolerant of the rights of others in this secular society.

I Will Not Date a Bigot

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

I made it my mission to find and date black men who were open and accepting of gay people -- and I found them.

Tongues Untied: Black, Gay And Sanctified?

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Many LGBTQ people desire spiritual communities, but many of us end up dispossessed because of others' refusal to accept us "as we are" within our communities. Thankfully, there are faith leaders who are facilitating the creation of affirming worship communities.

Black Ministers Come Out On Obama's Stance On Marriage

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ activists of African descent have pondered what would be the catalyst to rally those African-American Christian ministers to support same-sex marriage and engage the black community in a nationwide discussion. The answer arrived in President Obama.

The Black Church's Conundrum: What Would Jesus Do?

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Monique Ruffin

Black people have a large gay community, many of whom are less and less willing to hide and deny who they are. Their confidence is challenging the black community to embrace and acknowledge what has largely been swept under the rug.

Umoja Project Unites Black Faith Leaders Around LGBT Equality

Rev. Roland Stringfellow | Posted 04.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Roland Stringfellow

Thoughts and remarks circulate that reinforce the stereotype that the black community is more anti-gay than any other racial or ethnic group, but a local group of black faith and community leaders recently challenged that assumption.

It's Official: Gay Is the New Black

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Monique Ruffin

The civil rights issue of our time is gay marriage, and the key players in our country's most significant civil rights movement are on the wrong side of it. The black church has taken on a new role: oppressor.