Reconciling Ministries Network
Reconciling faith and sexuality: GLAAD and Reconciling Ministries Network join in worship during Southern Stories Summer Tour
GLAAD is partnering with Reconciling Ministries Network in participating in a worship service during the North Georgia United Methodist Annual Conference.
GLAAD Black History Month profile: the Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey
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.
Ferguson shows how much work is left to do in the United States
Last week, GLAAD shared with you some of the ways in which you could stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. As the story continues to unfold, it brings to light instances of violence and harassment experienced by people of color, as well those who are LGBT, all around the country.
Church hires attorney to defend gay Scoutmaster, cites violation of religious freedom
Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.
Transgender Faith Leaders Help Create Welcoming Communities
This week is Transgender Awareness Week and to mark the occasion, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith, and Values Program wants to highlight the achievements of a few trans faith leaders who have helped make their traditions more open and welcoming spaces for all people.
Faith Organizations Turn Purple on the Web for #SpiritDay
Faith-based organizations are turning purple for Spirit Day to oppose bullying and stand in solidarity with LGBT youth. You can see the purple tide rising.
Common Witness Coalition Urges the United Methodist General Conference to Welcome LGBT People
In preparation for the United Methodist General Conference 2012, which will take place April 24 through May 4 in Tampa, Florida, the Common Witness Coalition has released For Love of God and Neighbor: A Common Witness to General Conference 2012, a statement of inclusiveness that recognizes the intersections between equality for LGBT people and issues of “race, gender, global partnerships, peace, stewardship of creation and economic justice.”
Welcoming Church Sunday Celebrates LGBT Inclusion with Worship and Prayer
The last Sunday of January has been designated annually as Welcoming Church Sunday, a day on which congregations—across denominations--celebrate and reaffirm their support for the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the church.