Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces Backlash

Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces Backlash


The Rev. James Martin’s latest book calls for a dialogue with LGBT Catholics. His critics called him everything from “heretic” to “pansified.”

Why I Give Zero F*cks What Anti-Gay Christians Think

Why I Give Zero F*cks What Anti-Gay Christians Think


For years, I cared what anti-gay Christians thought about me. Deeply. I spent countless hours arguing the finer points of scriptural history and interpretation with them – especially the "clobber passages" – those six or seven passages that they claim unequivocally condemn homosexuality. I cared so

Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says

Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says


Brigham Young University-Idaho confirmed she won't be returning but declined to give a reason.

LGBT BibleApp created by lesbian woman

LGBT BibleApp created by lesbian woman


A lesbian woman who is frustrated by the lack of homosexual-friendly material available in Christian bookstores has created what she describes as “the first LGBT Bible app,” featuring resources that celebrate homosexuality and do not condemn same-sex sexual behavior as being sinful.

Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque

Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque


The mosque will be called Masjid al-Nisa’ (The Women’s Mosque) and will allow female imams.

No Major Religious Group Supports Religiously Based Service Refusals of Gays and Lesbians

No Major Religious Group Supports Religiously Based Service Refusals of Gays and Lesbians


As Pride Month is celebrated across the country, a massive new survey finds no major religious group expresses majority support for allowing small businesses to refuse service to gay or lesbian people on religious grounds. The survey also finds increasing evidence of an emerging consensus on LGBT rights, with majorities of young Republicans and young white evangelicals (age 18-29) now supporting same-sex marriage.

Catholics Should Accept and Love All LGBTQ People

Catholics Should Accept and Love All LGBTQ People


There is no group more marginalized in the Catholic church today than the LGBTQ community.  Even in death they remained invisible. 

The United Methodist Church has appointed a transgender deacon

The United Methodist Church has appointed a transgender deacon


Barclay, a transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female and thus uses the pronoun "they," was commissioned on Sunday as the first non-binary member of the clergy in the United Methodist Church.

Meeting on the Bridge: Fr. James Martin’s Ministry to LGBT Catholics Becomes a Book

Meeting on the Bridge: Fr. James Martin’s Ministry to LGBT Catholics Becomes a Book


A few years ago, the idea of a “celebrity Jesuit” would have puzzled most Americans. That was not only before the election of the first Jesuit pope, but also before Fr. James Martin began appearing on The Colbert Report, and before his books on saints, spirituality and prayer ascended the best-selle

Major Media Outlets Pick Up Adventist LGBT Stories

Major Media Outlets Pick Up Adventist LGBT Stories


Stories of LGBT+ Adventists and their families have caught the attention of major news organizations, pointing both to the power of the stories an

Trump's Fear and Loathing Won't Silence The Nation's Sole LGBT Muslim Organization

Trump's Fear and Loathing Won't Silence The Nation's Sole LGBT Muslim Organization


In the days of the Trumpian order, American LGBT Muslims, a minority within minorities, find themselves especially vulnerable to the forces of racism, homophobia, and Islamophobia. As a member of this minority community myself, I can say that the burgeoning manifestations of these forms of hatred—fr

Readers React: Dispute Over Gay Clergy

Readers React: Dispute Over Gay Clergy


The high court of the United Methodist Church admonished segments of the denomination for allowing clergy and a bishop who are openly gay, further splintering the church.

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop


The highest court in the United Methodist Church considered Tuesday whether to invalidate the election of the denomination's first openly gay bishop, amid a struggl

Could LGBT debate split Methodists? Some say it’s already happening

Could LGBT debate split Methodists? Some say it’s already happening


A commission is considering the church’s governing document, which prohibits same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy.

Being Queer, Feeling Muslim: Lia Darjes documents gay people and their religion

Being Queer, Feeling Muslim: Lia Darjes documents gay people and their religion


Queer Muslims who are seeking a safe space to pray, asking the question: am I a sinner or not? Imams identifying as feminists; transgender people wh