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    Tue, 26 Apr 2016
    blogDebunking The “Gay Lifestyle"

    American Idol finalist La’Porsha Renae made comments about the LGBTQ community that gave many pause. When asked about the controversial bill that was passed in her home state of Mississippi, Ranae said that she did not agree with any law that would discriminate against anyone. However, she went on to say that “I am one... more...

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    Tue, 12 Apr 2016
    blogWhat The Queerest Musical Ever Taught Me About...

    I left the Sunday matinee of Fun Home and blinked into the sunlight. We had decided to go spontaneously as the last stop of our whirlwind weekend in the city. I left the show feeling gob smacked. “I wonder what it was like to watch that if you’re a straight person with living parents and no gender trauma,” I... more...

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    Mon, 21 Mar 2016
    blogA Trans Ally In A Tennessee Pew

    ADD YOUR NAME: Tell Tennessee Lawmakers to Block Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill Five years ago, I was a member of a Southern Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, listening to the same sermons as my Old Hickory Representative Susan Lynn. One Sunday, as our preacher dug deeper into Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, I was struck by... more...

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    Mon, 7 Mar 2016
    blogThe Importance Of LGBTQ-Affirmation To A Grieving...

    At the time of my brother’s death in 2007, it was very important that our family be spared rejection by the church in a time of grief. Some people have said to me, “Well, you could’ve had Warren’s memorial service at our church.” But—their churches are not Open & Affirming. In the... more...

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    Mon, 22 Feb 2016
    blogWhy These South Dakota Pastors Are Standing Up...

    Help us TELL GOVERNOR DAUGAARD: Christians Stand With Trans Students On behalf of a carload of clergy, representing four different Christian traditions, who left Sioux Falls at 3:00am to testify against H.B. 1008 last week, and on behalf of about a dozen clergy colleagues who couldn’t make the trip, I am asking Governor... more...

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    Mon, 8 Feb 2016
    blogWhy I Can’t Forget My Blackness

    The discomfort of being THE black guy in the room is something that I have to negotiate over and over again. Often/especially in progressive and/or queer political spaces, I am one of very few people of color—it seems that there are places where the demographic “count” to cover all bases means that there’s one of... more...

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    Tue, 26 Jan 2016
    blogDignity Members Take Action On Employment...

    Employment non-discrimination protections for LGBT people are among the final obstacles to full legal equality in the United States. Such legislation is hotly disputed locally, while federal action has stalemated until at least after the 2016 elections. Below are three recent news stories about Catholic involvement in LGBT... more...

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    Mon, 25 Jan 2016
    blogHow I Came Out To My Church As HIV-Positive

    Wrap yourself in the comforter and you will sweat that fever out. I can hear these exact words echoing in my ears as an adult whenever I get sick. As a child, my mother and grandmother would offer me these words of advice to combat what ever sickness had crept up on me. They would give me medicine, have chicken noodle soup and... more...

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    Mon, 11 Jan 2016
    blogA Christian Father’s Plea To Dads Of LGBTQ Kids

    Five years ago, my daughter came out. I love her. Nothing will ever change that. Nothing. I stand with her. I defend her. I believe in her. I protect her. And my life’s work is now to advocate for her and for all those in the LGBTQ community. Maybe you have a gay son, or a lesbian daughter, or a bisexual, transgender or... more...

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    Tue, 8 Dec 2015
    blogLooking Ahead: What's Next For Our Work

    In the coming year, we expect to see more than 100 anti-LGBTQ religious refusal laws proposed across the country. These laws come in many forms, but they all have the same goal—to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against and harm others. The good news is we're a community committed to opposing such harmful... more...

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