It's been a big week in Alabama! Despite some last-minute legal resistance, marriages for loving and committed same-sex couples have commenced in the state. Our friends at Equality Alabama were posting photos of the couples and families throughout the week on Facebook.
Advocates in Peru and Brazil have shared information about the impact of homophobia and transphobia in their respective countries. The Brazilian group released a report with statistics for 2014 showing an increase in violence. The Peruvian group reacted to the suicide of a 12 year old boy who was being bullied for being gay by both his stepfather and classmates.
Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey is the first ordained black lesbian pastor of the United Methodist Church. In her work, she proudly represents both the black and LGBT communities as a minister, educator, and activist.