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- BlogTue, 26 Jan 2016Dignity 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...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogMon, 25 Jan 2016How 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...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogMon, 11 Jan 2016A 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...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 8 Dec 2015Looking 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...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogMon, 9 Nov 2015Because 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...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogMon, 26 Oct 2015How 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...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 13 Oct 2015Dragged To Drag: We Lip-Sync For The Lord
Growing up as a gay male in the 60’s and 70’s, with the wider LGBT community just beginning to open the door to the great closet, the culture of our invisible community was hidden from me. Living and growing in the world as it was, I often felt like I had been kidnapped and forced to live amongst a people that were not my... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogWed, 16 Sep 2015How My Queer Son Became More Than A Blessing To Me
When I was pregnant with my son, my thoughts were muffled with unspeakable joy, of course, coupled with a touch of fear; as well as the sounds of 2am feedings, dirty diapers, fatigue, birthday parties filled with screaming crumb snatchers, 3 meals a day, playing games, lots of questions, and being able, by God's grace and mercy,... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 25 Aug 2015Transgender Murders, A National Crisis
In this Season of Trump, it is easy to miss news stories that speak volumes of who we are as a society and how we need to shift our priorities if all God’s children are to be guaranteed the safety, security and access to opportunity that so many of us take for granted. Voices that have been historically under-represented become... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 25 Aug 2015Jesus' Mother Isn't Gonna Like That
One of the things I love most about being Catholic is our unapologetic devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I’ve always envisioned her to be the ultimate mother—she’d have to be wouldn’t she? God chose her to be the mother of our Savior. And by all accounts in the Bible, Mary was pretty awesome.... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud