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An Open Letter To The GOP: 'We Are You'

Tim Rymel | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

For years I supported your party and platform. I voted in every election possible and sought out the most conservative candidates who upheld my God-fearing beliefs. But there was a problem. I was gay.

ChristianMingle Will Make Big, Pro-Gay Change After Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

The "largest and fastest growing online community” for Christian singles will now allow gay and lesbian users to search for same-sex matches followi...

Can You Truly Speak for God?

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

If I could go back and talk to that elderly man who attended my class, I would tell him that, even though I didn't understand him at the time, he mattered. His life was valuable to me because it was valuable to God.

An Open Letter To My Conservative Christian Family: A Response To The Orlando Shooting

Isaac Archuleta | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Isaac Archuleta

I truly understand how "hating sin" feels like it could produce religious stability or moral certitude. It's imperative, however, that we acknowledge that the hatred of mankind -- our hatred -- is causing death, not life. It's producing separateness, not communion.

To My Conservative Christian Family: A Response To The Orlando Shooting

Isaac Archuleta | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Isaac Archuleta

The true effects of homophobia don't exist on the external surface where crime is committed. They rest in the fabric of the human soul who has been taught that they aren't as good, intrinsically, as their heterosexual neighbor.

Why I'm Leaving My Church

Harry Lewis | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Harry Lewis

At twenty, I'm starting to find myself defining my identity in terms of "used to" phrases. I used to stress myself sick about my grades. I used to pla...

New Book on Gay Marriage Raises the Bar on Love

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Honestly, it was hard for me to read this book. Even as an avid reader, it was hard to stick with it; however, it wasn't hard for the reasons readers might assume. Some might jump to assume that it wasn't well-researched, or well-written, or both. Some might even assume that it wasn't catchy enough to compete with our social media saturated culture.

I Refuse to Demonize Gay Christians

Steve Austin | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Steve Austin

For years, I have said my struggle is not knowing what I believe about homosexuality and Christianity. But that's a lie. My struggle has been more about my own fear of being kicked out of fellowship in the Bible Belt for being willing to defend gay people.

I Don't Want Your Unconditional Love

Matthias Roberts | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Matthias Roberts

You speak about me in the third person: "We must respond with unconditional love to people like you." People like me. I am less than you. I am someone to invite to coffee so you can tell me all the ways that I am wrong.

Rejection of LGBT Christian Ads Shows Limits of Social Media

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Kittredge Cherry

"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence than a standard Stations of the Cross. Sometimes Facebook blocked its ads for being too "shocking" or "scary," and other times they banned the ad as porn. Queer Christianity seems to scare the censors at Facebook

This Is What It Means To Be #FaithfullyLGBT

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion

A majority of lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans are identified with a religious tradition -- but you wouldn't necessarily know it given the track re...

Stories of Solidarity at the Gay/Christian Intersection

E.C. Iwata | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

"I didn't even know this was a thing that I could do--gay and Christian. From my own mother, I was told to hide it... Yesterday, one of the moms come ...

Courageous Conversation With Bill Lindsey

Derrick De Lise | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

William "Bill" Lindsey is a theologian "who writes about the interplay of belief and culture." Bill and his husband of forty-four years, Steve, have shared a life celebrating "the amazing grace we find in our journey together and love for each other. We live in hope; we remain on pilgrimage.

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

E.C. Iwata | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 “moral approval” of the uni...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 of Timothy Kurek...

Pat Robertson Has No Time For Christians Who Accept Gays

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.