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Faith and Equality Archives

National Coming Out Day in Church

Eleni Towns presents five ways that major Christian groups support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in our nation.

by Eleni Towns | Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gays Are Us, Part II

Rev. Dr. Dennis Wiley unpacks some of the arguments used to claim that LGBT equality is not a black issue.

by Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley | Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gays Are Us

LGBT equality is just as important as other social justice issues, all of which are interconnected, writes Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley.

by Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley | Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What Do Latinos Think About Social Issues?

Sally Steenland interviews Bishop Minerva Carcaño and Silvia Henriquez on the diversity of opinion in the Latino community when it comes to reproductive rights and gay and lesbian equality.

by Sally Steenland | Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Time to Stop Death in Uganda Is Now!

The Ugandan Parliament is set to vote this week on an extreme bill that targets gays and lesbians for imprisonment and even death. Bishop Gene Robinson and Andre Banks explain what you can do to help stop it.

by Bishop Gene Robinson and Andre Banks | Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Nation of Support for Marriage Equality

For the first time ever, a majority of Americans support marriage equality, proving that the public is moving ahead of the religious institutions and politicians living in the past, writes Sally Steenland.

by Sally Steenland | Monday, March 21, 2011

Keeping the Faith

book_alt2 icon Report Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook highlight the efforts of faith communities and LGBT advocates in Tennessee.

by Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Working for Equality in the Great Lakes State

book_alt2 icon Report In order to achieve human rights and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Michigan, both the faith and LGBT communities need to more fully understand each other and work together, write Sally Steenland and Susan Thistlethwaite.

by Sally Steenland and Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, January 27, 2011

What Are Religious Texts Really Saying About Gay and Transgender Rights?

Bishop Gene Robinson counters right-wing interpretations of scripture commonly used against gay and transgender equality.

by Bishop Gene Robinson, Jeff Krehely, Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Repealing the Military’s Gay Ban Will Enhance Religious Freedom

Dr. Israel Drazin, a former chaplain and brigadier general, debunks the claim that military chaplains must either sacrifice their religious freedom or face dismissal if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.

by Dr. Israel Drazin | Thursday, December 2, 2010

Working with Faith Communities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights

An update on the collaboration between LBGT Progress and the Faith and Progressive Policy Institute and their recent accomplishments.

| Friday, August 6, 2010

Religious Groups Show Growing Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Many religious groups approved of yesterday’s overturn of California’s same-sex marriage ban, writes Sally Steenland.

by Sally Steenland | Thursday, August 5, 2010

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly meeting last week showcased the church’s steady movement toward LGBT rights, says Marta Cook.

by Marta Cook | Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yes, We Do Need Separation of Church and State

Bishop Gene Robinson debunks Archbishop Timothy Broglio’s claims that repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” brings the government into religion.

by Bishop Gene Robinson | Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Fight for LGBT Rights in Uganda and Beyond

Bishops Gene Robinson and Christopher Senyonjo discuss Uganda’s recent antigay legislation and what it means for the U.S. conversation about LGBT rights.

| Wednesday, June 9, 2010