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Will Pope Francis Save the Planet?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Churches and institutions of higher education are beginning to take this moral imperative seriously. There are people of good will who are making changes, and there are decent people whose highest priority is to protect investment portfolios--not the planet.

The Pope's Encyclical on Climate Change -- What is Missing?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As I read through the encyclical, one thing stood out for me. In this comprehensive, scholarly, sophisticated, scientifically accurate, intellectual effort, there is a fundamental flaw. It is not surprising, but it is profoundly troubling.

The Iran Deal -- Surprisingly Good!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

For those of us LGBT folks who are getting accustomed to marriage equality and other basic rights and freedoms, telling our Congressional representatives that we fully support the Iran deal is an important way to continue to win the struggle for LGBT human rights.

'The Legend of Georgia McBride': Drag Is the New Black

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

MCC's production of Matthew Lopez' The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Lucille Lortel in the village, like Kinky Boots on Broadway, features stunning high heeled footwear and over-the-top pastel wigs.

The Charleston Massacre

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We are enraged at the execution of Black people in the streets, in the prisons, and now in a church! The killing of Black people in the Mother Emanue...

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

Celebrating Our Largest Summer Institute to Date

Nourish International | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

Through workshops, mentoring and hands-on training, students learned how to earn money, partner with international communities, and run a successful Nourish Chapter on their campuses.

Nelson Mandela: Statesman of LGBT Equality

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Because of Nelson Mandela, South Africa became the first country in the world to include constitutional protection for same-gender-loving persons.

The Most Decadent Cocktail Party in New York

Gastronomista | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste

A night of revelry, debauchery and more cocktails than one can possibly count.

Hey, Supreme Court Justices, Same-Gender Marriages Are Not Experiments!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Forty years ago I came out as lesbian and discovered Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). I met couples who had been together for 40 or 50 years who had lived through difficult times of government intrusion on personal privacy.

Do Gay Christians Still Need Their Own Church?

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.02.2013 | Los Angeles

-- On that Sunday in 1968 when Troy Perry borrowed a minister's robe and started a church for gays in his living room, the world was a very different...

Torn by Justin Lee: Gay Evangelical Writes A Coming Out Story Your Conservative Grandmother Could Love

Lillian Daniel | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Lee is beyond charitable throughout his story. He's written a book that your Southern Baptist grandmother could read and then sigh at the end, "Well, bless his sweet heart."

Respect For A Gay Elder, Pity For Benedict XVI

Wayne Self | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Pope Benedict, a loftily placed global citizen, must know many amazing people -- heads of state, authors, musicians -- but if he took the time to know anyone like Carlos Delgado, his hurtful proclamations against LGBT people would turn to ashes in his mouth.

The 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap-Up: Bigger! Better! Boozier!

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

Like a plague of locusts or an army of Huns, the cocktailian hordes descended on New York City on May 11 -- bar owners, mixologists, distillers, publi...

First Nighter: Musical Carrie Flickers But Doesn't Flame

David Finkle | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Movie-goers haunted by the horror flick's final image will likely be waiting for it and dismayed when they don't get it. As they leave the theater, they'll realized they've had to settle for a not terrible but no more than mediocre version of Stephen King's prom-night nightmare inducer.

MCC's Distinct Model for Development

Patrick Fine | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Patrick Fine

While we appreciate Ken Adelman's description of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) as "[t] he best government innovation of the past decade,"...

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Aftermath

Gastronomista | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ah yes, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala. An annual blow-out of extremes, excesses, and lots and lots of cocktails. 40,000 cocktails to be exact.

U.S. Budget Woes Threaten MCC Money and Model

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Jane Staats

The prospect of a U.S. government shutdown over the FY2011 budget still hangs over Washington.

Chinese Copper Mine In Afghanistan Threatens Mes Aynak, 2,600-Year-Old Buddhist Monastery

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MES AYNAK, Afghanistan — It was another day on the rocky hillside, as archaeologists and laborers dug out statues of Buddha and excavated a spra...

A Webb of Misguided MCC Ideas

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Jane Staats

Senator Jim Webb says the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) should stop funding development projects awarded to non-U.S. companies in Africa. I can think of three reasons this is misguided.

New MCC CEO Ready to Roll?

Sheila Herrling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Herrling

Word has it that the Administration's candidate for the Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO has cleared the arduous vetting process.

When Aid Agencies Listen

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The aid industry has spent over $2 trillion since World War II to help spur the development of poorer countries, with not enough to show for it.

Sam Stein

Day Before McCain Touts Security, Pro-American Iraqi Leader Killed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain was struck with a bit of unfortunate timing on Friday when his speech touting the security benefits of the surge was preceded by news of t...

Sam Stein

Anbar Sheik Cited By McCain Was Assassinated Last Year | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The major Sunni sheik who John McCain said was protected by the surge and subsequently helped lead the Anbar Awakening, was actually assassinated by a...

Gay Weddings and 32 Funerals: Remembering the UpStairs Lounge Fire

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

To fully understand recent events, it's important to remember a tragedy that happened thirty-five years ago, and how much things have changed for gays and lesbians since then.