Believe Out Loud

Uniting Christianity and LGBTQ justice through an online network empowering Christians to work for LGBTQ equality.

Believe Out Loud (BOL) moves hearts and minds toward understanding and supportive action by shattering the false dichotomy between LGBTQ justice and Christianity. BOL is an online network that provides the awareness, education, information and discussion forum Christians need to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. More

Fri, 10 May 2019
blogQueer African Cinema: A Love Story

Rafiki is a film to be celebrated. It is a radical act of imagination and representation. A work of Queer African Cinema created by Wanuri Kahiu, a straight ally and Kenyan womxn.  The film is more than just a story of Lesbian love in Kenya; it is a powerful testament to the resiliency of the director and the community. Rafiki is... more...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018
blogDeeply Held Religious Cake

When a person begins to unravel the various meanings in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision, recently rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), it becomes quickly obvious that what this ruling means in legal terms and what it means in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ American... more...

Tue, 5 Jun 2018
blogKeep it Simple

I believe God empowers each of us to look at the most complicated problems with Divine simplicity. That is the beauty of the dissent written by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Justice... more...

Thu, 9 Nov 2017
blogGuns Will Not Save Us

I was 14 years old the first time I held a gun. My parents had recently divulged that they owned not one, but two, 9 mm semi-automatic handguns. The thought of guns in my house was scary, even if they were kept in small lock boxes, stashed far in the back of my parent’s closet. It occurred to me that even if you have a gun,... more...