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Queer Clergy Activate in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Rabbi Debra Kolodny | Posted 10.29.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Debra Kolodny

On Saturday October 17 two-dozen leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Indigenous African and Unitarian Universalist faiths gathered to give witness to our unwavering support for the Black Lives Matter Movement in Pioneer Square in downtown Portland Oregon.

Transgender Footprints in the Sand

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have endured a lifetime of believing that my faith was at odds with my transgender identity. I have come to know that my faith was at odds with my inability to trust God enough to embrace my authentic self.

Mormon Mother Fighting for LGBTQ Inclusion in Her Church

Wendy Montgomery | Posted 05.21.2016 | Religion
Wendy Montgomery

Growing up in a very conservative religious environment, it turned our world upside down when our 13-year-old son came out to us. The learning curve was steep since we were coming from a place of almost total ignorance about all things LGBT-related.

The Future of Faith From a Trans-Man's Perspective

Taj M. Smith | Posted 05.07.2016 | Religion
Taj M. Smith

I take our "come as you are" philosophy very seriously, showing up every Sunday as I am. A little bit rock and roll, and every bit as transgender as I was the day before.

'Seismic' Shift on Gay People From the Vatican, but Will There Be Aftershocks?

Cathy Renna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cathy Renna

I bet you all the money in the Vatican's coffers that Bill Donahue of the Catholic League is still screaming in his office -- or on Fox News -- as you read this. So I take all of this "news" with a grain of salt -- a huge grain of Mediterranean Sea salt.

I Love Gay People And I Love Christians

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Glennon Doyle Melton

I love my gay friends, without agenda. And I love my friends who believe that homosexuality is a sin, without agenda.

Acknowledging Faith Voices Crucial for LGBT Civil Rights

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Knapp

We often confuse those who speak from lofty perches as having earned the authority to speak for the many, when in fact they were probably just the first to grab the microphone.

Being Gay Is a Gift from God

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Ed Bacon

On this National Coming Out Day 2011, it is time for people of faith to speak out against the bigotry that has for too long fueled the fires of homophobia that perpetuate violence against LGBT people and plant the seeds of self-loathing in LGBT youth.