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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017
    blogBelieve Out Loud To Debut New Training At...

    Next week, the staff of Believe Out Loud will join more than 4,000 attendees in Philadelphia at the 29th annual Creating Change conference, which is hosted each year by the National LGBTQ Task Force.  This year, the Believe Out Loud team will debut a new training: Digital Strategies for Faithful Action.  This year's... more...

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017
    blogTo Be Known: My Journey To Standing Rock

    My entire life has been an exercise in chasing after the fulfillment of being known. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela but have lived in the Latin diaspora since I was 3 years old. I have never returned home. I do not know my people, my language, or my birth family. I’m exhausted from chasing what I imagine is the... 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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    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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    Mon, 9 Nov 2015
    blogBecause Houston Deserves Better

    Houston, you are an amazing place. You are the home of a thriving arts scene, a mecca of art museums and opera. You are one of the most famous cities in the wonderful, enormous state known as Texas. Not to mention, you are the home of NASA and the Johnson Space Center, where mankind’s triumphs in space travel can continue to... more...

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2015
    blogHow Queer Evangelicals Brought This Skeptical...

    It happened at the end of recess, after the bell had rung and all the other junior-high kids had gone inside. After beating him in a schoolyard basketball game of “H.O.R.S.E.,” my beefy, mop-topped classmate, whom I’ll call Neil, hurled basketballs at my chest while his friend held my arms back so that I... more...

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