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Lila Pays It Forward: Helping LGBT Refugees Find a New Home, Life
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

Currently, 78 nations worldwide criminalize same-sex relations; of those, seven may impose the death penalty for consensual same-sex conduct, according to ORAM. In Uganda, for instance, where there has been ca ...

Transgender Theology Professor Asked to Leave Christian College
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

A California Christian university has asked a professor who was once its chair of theology and philosophy to leave after he came out as transgender. A California Christian univers ...

Presbyterian Group Appoints First Openly Transgender Director of Mainline Protestant Organization
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 5:25pm | Type: Blog

More Light Presbyterians, a network of congregations and individuals in the Presbyterian Church (USA) that advocates for LGBT inclusion, today announced Alex McNeill as their new executive director. McNeill is ...

Five Questions for Transgender Chaplain Cameron Partridge
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

She graduated from all-female Bryn Mawr College in 1995, where she came out as gay and also as a woman called to the priesthood. After college, she graduated from Harvard Divinity School, married her girlfrien ...

Gender, Sex, and a Trans-Inclusive Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

I am privileged to have a body that fits my gender, and for the majority of my life I was unaware of this ingrained and assumed personal and public privilege. I am privileged to ...

Transgender Killings Reflect Deeper Injustice
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-variant young person of color was lost to violence. For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-v ...

One Psalm, Two Causes, Two Meanings
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

For decades, Psalm 139 has been a byword of the anti-abortion movement, printed on posters in crisis pregnancy centers. More recently, it's been tied to high-resolution ultrasounds, the movement's mo ...

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 ...

For LGBT Youth, a Shelter From the Streets of Rejection
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: This post is part of a series over the last few weeks on youth homelessness. [ Editors' note : This post is part of a series over the last few week ...