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Healthy Living for the Closet LGBTQ of Faith: Sunshine and Dandelions

E.C. Iwata | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
E.C. Iwata

Turns out, we were designed to live in the light. In fact, a healthy dose of daylight empowers growth and strength in humans, not just dandelions.

Boycott The Weddings Of Your Gay Friends And Family, Southern Baptist Leader Says

Religion News Service / USA TODAY Network | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Christians should not attend a same-sex wedding — even of their own child — because it signals &ldq...

I Thought My Ministry Career Was Over After I Left My Catholic Church Job. Little Did I Know

J. Michael McMahon | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
J. Michael McMahon

After leaving the Catholic church, I thought that my ministry career was over. But what's happened since then has probably reaffirmed my ministerial calling more than ever before. I guess I could think of myself as a Catholic in exile. But my faith in God hasn't changed.

I Was Fired From My Job For Being In Love

Margie Winters | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Margie Winters

I was fired because of my same-sex marriage to my partner, Andrea Vettori. In the midst of the chaos of this event, oddly enough, my faith remains grounded. God created me, accepts me, and wants me to be a whole person, integrating my sexuality, just like my spirituality, into my person.

I Am Catholic And I Am Gay. This I Know For Sure

Kristen Ostendorf | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Kristen Ostendorf

In August of 2013, I was fired from my job as a Campus Minister at a Catholic high school in Minnesota when I told the staff that I was in a relationship with a woman. There were a lot of unknowns in the days that followed, so I began making a list of what I know for sure.

This Straight Christian Man Spent A Year Pretending To Be Gay -- And This Is What He Learned

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

This sure is one literal interpretation of the expression "walking a mile in someone else's shoes." In 2012, we brought you the story o...

Pat Robertson Has No Time For Christians Who Accept Gays

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices

The increasingly predictable Pat Robertson has no time for Christians who are accepting of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)...

'We Do!' -- Episcopalians OK Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The Episcopal Church took a giant step forward Wednesday by removing barriers for same-sex couples desiring to be married in the church.

Meet The Evangelicals Who Cheered The SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion

After the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage last week, the heavyweights of evangelical Christianity -- like Franklin Graham, the pr...

Carol Kuruvilla

Why The 'Religion Is Against Gay Marriage' Line No Longer Works | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion

When Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003, America's major religious denominations didn’t offer much support. ...

Gaypocalypse Now

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

In truth, one must apply to be gay once the decision to be homosexual has been made. The process is similar to applying to college. You supply background information, transcripts, and fill out an essay.

Controversial Gay Jesus Attacked and Labeled as Blasphemy

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.

Disciples Of Christ Church Takes A Stand For LGBT Rights In Indiana

Religion News Service | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Though the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has made Indianapolis its headquarters for nearly a century, the denomination is considering p...

The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion

The last time these two women walked down the aisle together, they said, “I do.” This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and...

Evangelical Leader Apologizes To Gays

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Bob Jones III, the controversial evangelical preacher and chancellor of Bob Jones University, has apologized for saying that gays should be stoned to ...

Presbyterian Church Redefines Marriage To Include Same-Sex Couples

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion

The tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Following years of...

Prominent Megachurch Stops Asking Gay Christians To Be Celibate

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) A prominent evangelical Christian church in San Francisco has announced it will no longer ask members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgen...

Evangelical Churches Grapple With Including Gay People

Religion News Service | Heidi Hall | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Pastor Stan Mitchell's announcement that his evangelical GracePointe Church would fully affirm gay members met with a standing ...

In Defense of Pastor Rob Bell -- Anti-Gay Christians Cause Their Own Irrelevance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

The glaring hypocritical pitfall of Anti-LGBT Christians is not only being noticed by more and more people, it's further exacerbated when people unveil the embarrassing, historical pattern of Christians selectively wielding the scriptures purely to oppress those towards whom they already had a prejudice.

Musician Jennifer Knapp's TEDx Talk About Being A Lesbian Christian

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

Grammy-nominated singer Jennifer Knapp spent years performing in front of crowds of people. She thought she’d outgrown her stage fright -- but it al...

Tennessee Evangelical Church Welcomes the LGBT Community

Shane Jordan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

In a world full of prejudice and bigotry, it is refreshing to discuss a story of triumph and respect for equality.

Gender Sovereignty: A Spiritual Declaration of Independence from the Gender Wars

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

If the unconditional love one would think a parent would have for a child instinctively is not enough, and the unconditional love evangelical Christians claim to believe God has for all people is not enough, then let us declare a spiritual revolution and claim our sovereignty as trans people.

Christian Rocker Has The Perfect Response To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion

Westboro Baptist Church is no match for Christian rock singer Vicky Beeching. The singer joined fellow Christians in Portland, Oregon over the week...

Why We Made the Controversial Decision Not to Cut a Gay Character From Our Faith Film

Victor Hawks | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Victor Hawks

When shopping our film around, we were asked to cut Trevor and his entire storyline. Major studio players and sales agents at big agencies all the way down to smaller distribution houses all said they "loved the film" but needed Trevor to be cut simply because he was gay, as the "core Christian audience will not accept a gay character." It wasn't a discussion but an ultimatum.

Inclusion and Belonging: Why Gay-Straight Alliances in Catholic Schools Matter

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

LGBTQ students in Catholic boards face the added dimension of shame and self-hatred from entrenched homophobia in the church. As a gay Christian, I'm all too familiar with these experiences.