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Jennifer Knapp Makes a Case for Being Gay and Christian in Upcoming Book
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Four years ago, when musician Jennifer Knapp declared to the world that she was a lesbian, some of the conservative Christians who had purchased 1 million of her albums expressed outrage and disappointment. ...

Why There Needs to Be More than One Story
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Given the degree of power stories hold to affect our society, it is incumbent upon us to do justice to all stories by cultivating a safe place where every voice is valued. We may ...

Denver Mennonites Take First Step Toward Gay Ordination
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

On Sunday, a Denver congregation of Mennonites licensed the first lesbian in a committed same-sex relationship, the first step toward ordination. On Sunday, a Denver congregation ...

Conservatives Shift Tone on Gay Anti-discrimination Bill
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual, and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’s a shift in the political air: Arguments that stand purely on religious grou ...

American Jews Say Others Face More Discrimination
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

y they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays, and blacks facing far more. American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays, ...

Washington Becomes 7th State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

In an emotional ceremony Monday (Feb. 13), Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation that makes Washington the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. In an emotional ceremony Monday ...

Poverty and the LGBT Community
Originally Posted: 12/09/2011 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

Contrary to many stereotypes, children living in LGBT households are 50 percent more likely to live in poverty than those living in heterosexual households. Failure to provide equ ...

"Spirit Day" 2011 Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, was Spirit Day, a national movement to speak out against bullying of LGBT teens. Here are a few links as to what religious communities and leaders are saying and doing about bullying: ...