“The ‘parent agreement’ asks parents to cooperate in its ‘biblical morality’ policy. Under this policy, parents are to acknowledge the sanctity of marriage as a strictly heterosexual practice. Families who condone, practice or support “sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bi-sexual activity” go against the principles of the school, per the document.…” – via Huffington PostRead More
“Pratt attends Hillsong Church, the same church as pop-star Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner. But Hillsong has a history of child sexual abuse and supporting so-called conversion therapy. The megachurch began in Australia and has since spawned outposts across the world, including New York City…” – via Huffington PostRead More
“State lawmakers in Albany have officially passed two pieces of inclusive legislation: one protecting transgender residents from discrimination, and another banning gay conversion therapy for minors…” – via NewNowNextRead More
“There are greeting cards to celebrate and support people through all stages of life, from graduations to career changes to birthdays. But until recently, these sentimental notes haven't always included words of encouragement for transgender people…” – via GlamourRead More
“The Liberty University president blamed a Republican establishment ‘conspiracy’ for the leak of the Access Hollywood tapes and appeared on CNN to assure viewers that Trump was a ‘changed man.’”… – via SlateRead More
“A historic number of LGBTQ people will serve in the new U.S. Congress and their influence will shape the debate on equality legislation and issues moving forward”… – via AdvocateRead More
“The 41st president was far from a hero when it came to HIV, but he was in lockstep, if not ahead, of the average American at the time…” – via AdvocateRead More
“The Christian artist, 27, made her debut on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Oct. 24 and received some criticism over her decision to perform on the program, as the television host is openly gay…” – via People MagazineRead More
“This week I’ve seen millions of professed Christians do something no Christian does—at least, no Christians who give half a damn about Jesus; about emulating his example, about perpetuating his life, about, you know—actually doing as he did..
Christians don’t applaud tear-gassing mothers with children in their arms…” – via JohnPavlovitz.comRead More
“Chau, a young missionary from the United States, was killed on Nov. 17 while illegally attempting to invade the land of the North Sentinel Islanders...After his death, people — including indigenous Christians — flocked to social media to consider what our attitudes toward this situation should be. Were the indigenous peoples protecting themselves or attacking? Was Chau a missionary or a colonizer…” – via Religion News ServiceRead More
“Tens of thousands of worshippers attended the inauguration on Sunday of a giant new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest, amid criticism that public funding for the project could be better used to pay for hospitals and schools in one of the EU’s poorest countries.
The event was marred after three people were hospitalized when scuffles broke out between riot police and Orthodox believers…” – via The GuardianRead More
“A Christian missionary from Alabama was killed by an isolated and endangered tribe after he illegally traveled to their remote island in an attempt to convert the locals…” – via PatheosRead More
“Troye Sivan plays a ‘gay conversion’ camp attendee in ‘Boy Erased,’ but he didn’t have to abandon his musical sensibilities entirely for the role. The pop singer, whose hits include ‘My My My!’ and ‘Bloom,’ teamed up with Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi for ‘Revelation,’ a new song included on the ‘Boy Erased’ soundtrack.…” – via Huffington PostRead More
“VH1 announced the new cast and premiere date for the fourth installment of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” on Friday, revealing the 10 returning queens who will be competing for their place in the “Drag Race” Hall of Fame…” – via TheWrap.comRead More
“Republican Kim Davis, the Kentucky court clerk who became a conservative Christian heroine for refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates three years ago, lost her re-election bid Tuesday, according to unofficial results posted by the state board of elections.
Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. appeared to defeat Davis by more than 650 votes in the race for clerk in Rowan County, according to the unofficial results, with all precincts reporting…” – via CNNRead More
“There are a lot of different ways to read the results from elections across the country Tuesday.
There will be lots of spin in the coming days about what it all means, but here are seven ways to cut through the noise and put what happened in context:…” – via NPR NewsRead More
“Paul Makonda, governor of Tanzania's largest city, Dar es Salaam, vowed this week to begin mass arrests of “homosexuals in our city,” starting on Monday. "I have received reports that there are so many homosexuals in our city, and these homosexuals are…” – via NBC NewsRead More
“Religious leaders across faiths, elected officials and community members filled a memorial hall late Sunday to honor the victims of a mass shooting a Pittsburgh synagogue one day prior. Through speeches, hymns and prayer, the thousands who gathered at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall sat to remember those who died in the tragedy. Eleven people were killed and six others were injured…” – via Time MagazineRead More
“Protesters against the Trump administration’s anti-trans policies unveiled a giant transgender flag at a World Series game on Sunday (October 28). During the fifth inning of the baseball game, a giant transgender flag bearing the message: “Trans people deserve to live” was draped over the side of the stands…” – via Pink NewsRead More
“Intersex Awareness Day is October 26. Here's how to show up for the intersex rights movement, including IAD actions from 10/25-10/27.…” – via ThemRead More