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Queer Faith

'You Must Come Out': How Harvey Milk's Challenge Resonates With Gay Christians Today

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

I think about Harvey's impassioned plea quite often. It whispers in my brain with both inspiration and reservation -- inspiration because, as an out woman, I have experienced what only coming out will teach you, and reservation because, as a Christian, I also know that coming out and purging all secrets can be a dangerous, painful prospect.

Acknowledging Faith Voices Crucial for LGBT Civil Rights

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay 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.

Why Our Missing Voices Matter

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

GLAAD released "Missing Voices," a study finding that LGBT faith voices were underrepresented in the mainstream media. Yes, another study confirming what we have long suspected, known, and experienced -- and also an opportunity to blog about why it matters.

Queers And Christians: A Ménage À Trois

Michael Pettinger | Posted 05.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

Fornication was one thing that both married and celibate Christians could agree upon. Broadly understood, "fornication" covered all sorts of behaviors that seemed not to fit into the other two categories. When "fornicators" talk back, it's bound to trigger a crisis for everyone.

'Being Gay Is a Gift from God': The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

In January 2009 Ed Bacon, the rector here at All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., was a guest on Oprah and spoke the words, "Being gay is a gift from God." Three years later, we are finding that that statement is the gift that keeps on giving.

Homos for the Holidays: A Religion Survival Guide

Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D.

Your daughter and her new girlfriend have joined you and your extended family for a holiday feast. You're thrilled, but your favorite uncle starts grumbling. Whenever he makes one of the following claims, just respond like this...

Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too: The Birth of a Webcomic (PHOTOS)

Maria Burnham | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Maria Burnham

2011-12-08-JesusLovesLesbiansToo1.jpgI wanted to create something that could share my story and my sister's story and be about Jesus but also about foraying into the world of lesbian sex and all its mysteries. And so my webcomic was born.

Being Gay Is a Gift from God

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay 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.

The Courage To Speak Out: Reclaiming Queer Faith

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

To say that Christianity has a troubled public image when dealing with the LGBT community is an understatement. Thanks to a vocal minority of conservative church leaders, domestic Christianity appears to be synonymous with homophobia.