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Retreats Help LGBT Youth Reconnect With Spirituality

Religion News Service | Caleb K. Bell | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Jordyn Garrett left home so he could become Olivia. Lerato “Lee” Mokobe left South Africa to pursue her dreams, but can’t return ...

Why 'Kidnapped For Christ' Isn't Anti-Christian, It's Anti-Hate

Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Since the release of the award-winning documentary “Kidnapped for Christ,” the filmmakers have received a few hate-filled messages denouncing them...

How to Break Free from Organized Religion

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Thee purpose of all religion is to free you, and to bring order out of chaos. When a religion ceases to free you, you need freedom from religion.

LGBT, Non-LGBT Americans Are Equally 'Moderate' About Religion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion

Religion has not always been kind to the LGBT community. Signs like the one ATLAH Worldwide Missionary posted outside its church in Harlem, New York c...

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.

LOOK: Newspaper Slammed For 'Homosexual Sinners' Headline

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.17.2013 | Gay Voices

A British newspaper is coming under fire after making the decision to publish a letter attacking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individ...

Pastor On Trial For Officiating Son's Same-Sex Wedding

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania pastor will reportedly be be forced to stand trial in front of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for o...

Tennessee Church Exiles Family For Supporting Lesbian Daughter

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.23.2013 | Gay Voices

After 60 years of active involvement with their Tennessee church, a family is facing exile from their religious community because their daughter fough...

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...

Jaweed Kaleem

WATCH: Transgender Clergy Speak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion

Nearly four years ago, the Rev. David Weekley, a United Methodist minister, shared a secret that surprised many in his Portland, Ore., congregation: H...

Church Is A Battlefield

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

I cannot walk through most of our churches without having to duck at the stones that are thrown in the form of whispers, verses and stares. If looks could kill, I'd be dead.

Music As My Refuge: Then and Now

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

I came to realize that being gay is not a reason to feel guilt or shame. I was created in God's image just as much as any straight person. Finally, I had peace. The guilt and shame left me. My love for music did not.

PHOTOS: Chicago Pride Parade Attracts Record Numbers

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

Sunday marked the arrival of the 43rd annual Chicago Pride Parade, an affair which attracted a record number of attendees. City officials estimate ...

Breaking iPads and Breaking Faith

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I tried to hang on to church. I went to some progressive churches but no longer felt home in those bittersweet sanctuaries. I had this intense feeling of physical discomfort, as if everyone were watching me, as if everyone knew.

Happy 65th Birthday, Bishop Gene Robinson!

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Today marks the sixty-fifth birthday of Bishop Vicky Gene Robinson, who, in 2003, became the first non-celibate openly gay Anglican bishop. Robinso...

Joan Of Arc And 9 Other 'Queer' Saints

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

Church officials and followers from many different demoninations have long used the Bible to argue that homosexuality and transgender identities are a...

Evangelicals and Gays: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

In the spirit of Martin Luther, I have posted on the web "9.5 Theses for a New Reformation" for reimagining the relationship between Christian evangelicals and LGBT people.

Janine Denomme, Woman Ordained As Catholic Priest, Denied Catholic Burial By Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman who devoted her life to the Catholic Church and advocated that the church accept women as priests died Monday, and now the church will...