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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.

US Muslim Movement Embraces Gay and Interfaith Marriages, Female Imams and Mixed Prayers

By Gillian Flaccus | Aug 2
Omar Akersim is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents' world. They believe that one can be gay and Muslim; that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder ...

Philly Fight’s 20th Anniversary of AIDS Education Month

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 4
As Pride month hits Philadelphia, the AIDS Service organization Philadelphia FIGHT celebrates their 20th anniversary of their AIDS Education Month with a roster of free events through June 29.

Family Acceptance Project Prevents LGBT Teen Suicide

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 20
The Family Acceptance Project has announced plans to launch the first family-focused program to prevent suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth and young adults.

’Next Fall’ a Personal Collaboration for Actor and Director

By Michael Cox | Jan 17
"Next Fall" may be the most profound and personal collaboration between the actor Kendall Hodder and director Russell Greene. In the play, a tragic accident puts Adam’s feelings about his devoutly religious partner to the test.

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.

Remembering the Gay ’Saint of 9/11’

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 11
As America looks back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001, a heroic figure in the form of a gay Catholic priest emerges.

LGBT People of Faith See Some Light

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 4
Anglican bishops on both sides of the issue of gay clergy have come together to discuss the issue, while a Presbyterian church trial has cleared a gay pastor who married his same-sex spouse in California in 2008.

British Bishop to Gay Couples: Not in My Churches, You Don’t!

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
The British government is thinking about lifting a ban on civil partnership ceremonies being carried out in houses of worship. But one Anglican bishop has a message for same-sex families: No way!

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