2012 saw a new generation of religious voices speaking for LGBT equality. Some are new, and some have been around for a while. All of them have helped to change the religious landscape concerning LGBT people.
Last week, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s comments about LGBT people. Scalia’s son, Paul, is a Roman Catholic priest and has served as a chaplain to a Catholic organization known as “Courage”, a Roman Catholic LGBT celibacy group.
Seventeen-year old Lennon Cihak was denied confirmation after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a sign he altered in support of the vote for marriage equality on Minnesota’s November 6th ballot.
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl has organized a cadre of fellow singers and actors to perform for the “Live Through Love” concert. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Live Through Love Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, set up by Dominic himself in response to discrimination he faced from Scared Heart Academy and the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, a third-generation alumnus of Sacred Heart Academy, in Pleasant Hills, Michigan, was invited last fall to be the keynote speaker for the graduation class of 2012, which includes his brother Willi.
Take action to support Keaton Fuller, an openly gay senior at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, Iowa, who was denied the opportunity to receive the Matthew Shepard Scholarship from the Eychaner Foundation at his school awards ceremony.