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Lgbt and Religion

The Evangelical Right's Theology On LGBT People Is Violence

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

There is a direct correlation to the anti-LGBT theology shared by religious leaders to the violence LGBT people face. This theology -- which dehumanizes, ostracizes, and demonizes LGBT people -- does not happen in a vacuum.

Mormon Mother Of Gay Son: Church Shouldn't 'Dictate' What Happens With Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

The recent controversy over Kate Kelly, the Mormon activist who may be excommunicated for publicly challenging church doctrine, sparked a conversation...

Anti-Gay Policies Are Driving Huge Numbers Of Millennials From Church

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

It's widely accepted that young people tend to be less religious than their elders. While recent surveys have revealed that one-in-five adults in Ame...

Tolerance Just Is Not Good Enough

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliel Cruz

I cannot be reduced to a perverse act. My sexual orientation is a part of my identity but it is not my entire identity. You are not allowed to fantasize about the sex life, or lack thereof, that I engage in. Stop talking about me like a theory and talk to me as I am: I am Eliel.

Not a Universal Image: Conceptualize Your Healthy Reflection

Troy Roness | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Troy Roness

Now, the preponderance of society (in my opinion) believes that if you are male and struggle with body image issues, have an eating disorder, or speak on the issues related to your body, you are more than likely to identify as LGBT. This is absolutely not true.

LGBT People of Faith at the International AIDS Conference

Rev. Rebecca Voelkel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Rebecca Voelkel

Many days, I am faced with so many possible things to do that I get overwhelmed. What is the right thing to do? What is the just thing to do? What is the faithful thing to do? Right now, there is a clear answer to all of these questions.

A Sense of Pride

Donique R. McIntosh, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donique R. McIntosh, Ed.D.

About midway through the parade, I glanced over to my right and noticed a group of protestors displaying signs that reflected their beliefs about what God thinks of LGBT people. I walked nearer to where they were. I shouted, "God loves you!"

Why A Queer, Polyamorous Person Shouldn't Give Up On Christianity

John Shore | Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion
John Shore

To be alive is to actively and constantly choose a belief system. No one, no matter how "free" they may think their mind is, exists outside of such a system.

Ask Pastor Paul: How Can I Be A Lesbian And Stay In My Church?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I am a theology graduate student who also happens to be a lesbian. Sometimes other members of my parish make me feel like a social pariah and a second-class member of the Church.