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The Myth of Christian Discrimination in the LGBT Rights Movement

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Within the Christian community, there are those who believe we are being discriminated against. However, no one is pushing legislation that excludes Christians from basic legal rights in the U.S.

Top Bishop Invites Gay Clergy To Come Out

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A leading member of the Church of England has called on gay bishops to “come out” as England celebrated its first same-s...

It's Time to Stop Calling Fundamentalists 'Christians'

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

To call a response of this magnitude embarrassing is no longer sufficient. In the last two years Fundamentalists have banded behind a fast food chain, racist reality TV star and discriminatory legislation in their attempt to police LGBTQ persons.

World Vision's (Failed) Attempt at Justice for Gay Christians

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

World Vision just announced that they have reversed their policy, announced only two days ago, to accept gay Christians as employees. This is so sad, and so bad for everyone.

World Vision Caves And Reverses Gay-Friendly Hiring Policy

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

Just days after announcing that it was revising its handbook to allow the hiring of Christians who are in same-sex marriages, World Vision leaders sai...

Influential Christian Charity Makes Huge Shift In LGBT Hiring Practices [UPDATED]

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

Update, March 26: World Vision has reversed its decision to allow the employment of married LGBT people. See HuffPost Religion's latest coverage her...

Transgender Acceptance Simplified: The Air and the Light

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I did everything I could think of to learn how to be this man I thought I had to be. I spent a lifetime trying to get my soul to match my body. In the falsehood of that existence, I was unable to participate in life.

I'm Calling a Mulligan on the American Church

Joel L. Watts | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

Maybe we could call a mulligan on how we evangelize. So we have forced conversion on anyone at the start, but what would this mean today?

Why One Conservative Christian Won't Shut Up About Gay Rights

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion
Robin O'Bryant

The same bill that was passed in Arizona then vetoed by the governor is in the Mississippi Congress right now. I changed my profile picture to protest what I think is a violation of human rights. I never knew rainbows made people so angry. Then the questions started coming.

God Loves You as You Are: A Message for All Gay and Transgender Latinos From an American Missionary in Costa Rica

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 02.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Richard M. Weinberg

I cannot fully understand what it means to be an LGBT Costa Rican (or an LGBT Latino, for that matter) because I don't live here and I'm not Latino. Still, I do believe that there are certain things that we LGBT people around the world who have grown up in a faith community have in common.

A Kiss of Solidarity

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

When I recently asked a friend not to publicly post a picture of a Christian brother and me goofing off in which he puckered up and I leaned in and kissed him on his cheek, I had no idea how hurtful my request would be.

Next for the Gay Rights Movement: Filling the Spiritual Dimension

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Deepak Chopra

The fact that the Supreme Court invalidated state laws against homosexuality was the bellwether of a shift in acceptance that will only accelerate. It's time, then, to consider another dimension that has been masked by the headlines over legal battles. That's the dimension of spirituality.

Selena Owens' Answer to Cultural Depravity

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Ms. Owens was quite offended by Sunday's Grammy Awards and called it "a forthright assault on conservatives" which furthered "homosexual advancement" in American culture.

Not Comfort and Joy for All

Michael Pettinger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

What if you're a gay, Catholic male, sitting in church with your siblings and elderly parents, wanting to pray and receive the sacrament with them?

Surrendering "Top Privilege" in a Life of Blessing: Jacob's Example

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

What does it mean then to prevail with God and be "blessed" by God? Though the root word of "bless" is "kneel," surely the human Jacob has not actually dominated or overpowered the Almighty Creator to become his conquest.

'Where Were You?' (VIDEO)

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

2013-12-03-Elielwherewereyoustillsmall.pngLast April I published a piece of my poetry, entitled "Where Were You?" I shared this spoken-word poem after attending a Seventh-day Adventist conference called "Gays in the Family" and walking away feeling more than ever that my church was talking at me instead of with me.

What Faith Leaders Are Saying About Being Gay (Some May Surprise You)

Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion

"Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord?" said Pope Francis, a statement that many other religious leaders would do well to pay...

How I Got Here: From Bible College to the Right Side of History

Amelia Markham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia Markham

Years of counseling, desperate attempts to pray my gay away, countless hours reading resources and seeking solidarity through the infamous Exodus International and a biblical theology degree later, I found myself crumbling under the weight of an existential crisis.

Not All Like That? If You Say So

Sue Kerr | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

When I first heard about Dan Savage's NALT ("Not All Like That") Christians Project, which features videos by Christians who are not anti-LGBT haters, I was very skeptical. In fact, I was so skeptical that I ignored it. But I had this niggling curiosity.

Reformation Project Conference Teaches Acceptance of LGBT Christians

Nick Norton | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Nick Norton

On Wednesday 50 gay, straight, bisexual, and transgender Christians will converge on Kansas City, Kan., for the inaugural leadership conference of the Reformation Project, a Bible-based Christian nonprofit seeking to reform the church's stance on sexual orientation and gender identity.

You'll Never Guess Why This Guy Is On Grindr

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Photographer and filmmaker Christian Hendricks recently embarked on a journey documenting queer culture in the deep American South. Hendrick's pro...

Christian and Gay? One Politician's Personal Interview (VIDEO)

Mia Norton | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

Just prior to his retirement as National President of the Young Democrats of America, Rod Snyder -- my amazing brother -- penned a letter in which he came out to the world as a Christian gay man, and on Aug. 13 he was interviewed on MSNBC's The Cycle to discuss his coming out.

So I've Come Out to My Christian Parents... Now What? Part 2: Things to Remember About Yourself as an Adult Child

Linda Robertson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

I want to remind you of some things that you are probably going to have to remind yourself of many times as you work through this with your parents, especially if they aren't proving to be as accepting and affirming as you had wished, and even more so if they are downright cruel.

'Pope Francis Apologizes to LGBT Youth at World Youth Day Event:' My Prayer for the Church

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

It is inconceivable to me that we as a church are unwilling to connect the dots between the church's teaching on homosexuality and the way it's being implemented by members of the hierarchy and the harm it is causing to our LGBT youth.

So I've Come Out to My Christian Parents... Now What? Part 1: Things to Remember About Parents

Linda Robertson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

In the past month, we have started a small network of Christian parents who love Jesus and who also love their LGBTQ child. Right now, the parents are literally and figuratively all over the map -- where they live and where they are in their process of learning to fully love and relate to their child.