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LGBT SF Synagogue Welcomes Refugees

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 19
For many members offering welcome to refugees is inspired by their own familial histories.

Welcoming San Antonio Church Closing Doors

Sep 3
When a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics was banned from a nearby parish, Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church opened its doors. now the church is set to shutter.

Gay Inclusiveness Costs Church of Scotland Clergy

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
What do you call a church whose clerics leave because they can't deal with the idea that gay men might wear the same sacred cloth? Some might say: Better off. Until, that is, so many leave that the church's members are underserved.

Study: Religion No Go-To for LGBs; Suicide Risks Increase

By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 19
Put simply, god isn't helping LGB people deal with their issues. At least that's what the results of a new study from the Williams Institute says.

With Resignation of Pope, LGBTs Hope for True Dialogue on Rights

By Andrew Clark | Feb 25
With the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, some in the LGBT community expressed the hope that the Church would engage in a meaningful conversation about LGBT rights. Others aren’t as optimistic.

Omaha Clerics’ Gay-Friendly Stance Contrasted to Southern Baptists’ Refusal to Apologize to Gays

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18
The two faces of religion with respect to gays could not be more opposed than the efforts by clergy in Omaha, Nebraska, to end faith-based discrimination -- and the refusal by Southern Baptists to issue a mea culpa to LGBTs.

Fired Catholic Cleric Finds Home at University of Pennsylvania

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 13
A gay Catholic cleric who was abruptly terminated from his teaching post at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia has been hired on at the University of Pennsylvania.

Founder of Gay Catholics Group Dies at 92

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 29
The founder of the GLBT Catholic group Courage has died at age 92. Fr. John Harvey made his initial vows in 1938, and was ordained six years later. He died on Dec. 27.

Gay-Friendly Texas Church Breaks Away From Baptist Convention

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15
A Texas church that had been in trouble with its denomination in the past for its friendly stance toward gays has broken away rather than exclude its LGBT parishioners.

Lutherans split over gay pastors, Bible beliefs

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Aug 28
Critics of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination and its more open stance toward gay clergy formed a new Lutheran church Friday at a meeting of a conservative activist group.

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