Better training aims to quell distrust from decades of prejudice By Patrick Butler, CBC News Posted: Aug 27, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 27, 2017 5:00 AM ET Brian Hobbs is one of a team of trainers with the Ottawa Senior Pride Network who is trying to teach staff at long-term care facilities … Read more
July 13, 2017 – When televised dating show Love Connection returns this summer on Fox, it brings an updated format and new, queer-friendly twists. In addition to Emmy-winning, out host Andy Cohen, who now helms the reformated one-hour classic, it will feature its first LGBT contestants. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre so diverse, it‚Äôs important to represent everybody, which is hard to do unless we have more and more and more visibility,‚ÄĚ said Liz Baxter, who July 27 becomes the only lesbian seeking romance in Love Connection history.
July 11, 2017 – Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan have married in what is being called Britain’s ‘first’ ever same-sex Muslim wedding. The newlyweds want “to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim” after exchanging vows in West Midlands.
July 3, 2017 – Fertility doctors in the U.K. are reportedly working on womb transplant procedures that would allow transgender people born as males, and also other men, to have babies. Moreover, National Health Service doctors told The Mail on Sunday that taxpayers should fund such transplants, citing “equality enshrined in law.” Dr. Amel Alghrani of Liverpool University said that such a transplant procedure is a real possibility, and explained that it could help not only transgender women have children, but also gay and straight men who “wanted to experience the joys of carrying a child.”
June 14, 2017 – Controversial Christian rock star Vicky Beeching, who in 2014 came out as a lesbian and argued that God loves her “just the way I am,” has received an award by the head of the Anglican Communion for her contributions to worship music.
May 27, 2017 – ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) ‚ÄĒ For Erryca Robicheaux of Rockville, walking into the right church should feel like coming home. A place where you‚Äôre not only welcomed but you‚Äôre also celebrated. Recently ABC7 News went to Rockville United Church in Montgomery County to talk with Robicheaux about an inspiring …
May 23, 2017 – My daughter, Lauren, has had a baby girl for two new dads. She wanted to do something really special for someone for her 45th birthday, and 45 yo is the cutoff for being accepted as a surrogate, so she went through all the psychological counselling, genetic testing, surrogacy camps, and within … Read more
May 26, 2017 – The Church of England will be asked to denounce gay conversion, consider special services for transgender people and re-examine its teaching on marriage as between one man and one women in a raft of measures to be debated at its forthcoming General Synod meeting in July. In its first meeting since … Read more
May 21, 2017 – Scotland is moving towards being the country in the UK with most liberal Christian practice on gay marriage with the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church both taking steps in this direction in the near future. On Thursday the Church of Scotland is expected to back same-sex marriage in … Read more
May 19, 2017 – Christian Drag Queen Nedra Belle Finds Acceptance in Church – It was in Iowa that Chris grappled with, and eventually accepted, his sexuality. He quietly began to go to local gay bars, but his church soon found out.
May 17, 2017 – While missing an opportunity to clearly state his position on the issue of same-sex marriage, Junior Minister of Tourism Archibald Christian has used the House of Assembly to note a major ‚Äėsame-sex‚Äô development in Bermuda, which is also a British Overseas Territory. This month, a Supreme Court judge made a landmark … Read more
April 7, 2017 – For decades the evangelical church has struggled to deal with the reality of same-sex relationships, attraction and disagreement within their congregations. Along with women’s role in leadership, sexuality has become the issue in danger of defining the western Church’s identity. And it shows little sign of being conveniently swept under the … Read more
April 6, 2017 – The Rise and Fall of the Ex-Gay Movement – A little over a century ago, the nascent science of psychology took an interest in the origin of same-sex desire. Up until that point homosexual sex was seen as a vice to which a person might be habituated for any number of reasons. Psychologists, however, construed it as a mental disorder which had roots in early childhood development. Both the notion of a sexual orientation itself, and the idea that sexual orientation could be altered by treating childhood trauma, originally derived from this foundational supposition.
April 5, 2017 – Gay Christians Find Love in Trey Pearson‚Äôs Music Video. Trey Pearson is literally taking the LGBT community to church. The Christian singer has released a new music video, ‚ÄúSilver Horizon‚ÄĚ, which celebrates gay love in a religious setting.
March 29, 2017 – He would pray. Again. And again. And again. God heal me. Please heal me. Please heal me of these attractions to men and make me the man you want me to be. Jonathan Brower so desperately wanted to be healed. He so desperately wanted God to take away his homosexuality. To … Read more
March 27, 2017 – For gay men, life outside the closet can be brutal, and not only due to homophobia. A recent longform article by Michael Hobbes on the Huffington Post went into detail about ‚ÄúThe epidemic of gay loneliness.‚ÄĚ In it, Hobbes describes a toxic environment that leaves many gay men feeling isolated, even … Read more
March 24, 2017 – In the year that led up to naming my queerness, I drifted away from church. It wasn‚Äôt deliberate, but after a lifetime of subtle messages about the church and homosexuality (and by proxy bisexuality), I needed to step back to figure out if I could be a bisexual Christian ‚ÄĒ if … Read more
March 22, 2017 – Pop singer Katy Perry, who is famous for the 2008 hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” said that she tried to “pray the gay away at Jesus camps” during her teenage years. During her speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Los Angeles gala dinner at JW Marriott L.A. Live in … Read more
March 18, 2017 – They met on OkCupid. At the time, Constantino Khalaf, now 37, lived in New York City, and David Khalaf, now 39, lived in Los Angeles. But the distance didn’t faze them. The couple, now married, had found two shared traits in each other: They were both Christian, and they were both … Read more
March 17, 2017, Houghton, NY Courtney Walters ‚Äė17 and Philip Maenza ‚Äė17 will be giving their faith journeys next week, focusing on their understandings of faith and sexual orientation. Both students identify as gay as well as Christian. Their talks will take place in the Center for the Arts (CFA) recital hall Tuesday, March 28, … Read more
March 17, 2017 – For about a week now rumors and reports have circulated that Richard Grenell, an openly gay man, is set to become the next U.S. Ambassador to NATO. The White House has yet to confirm the appointment, although news outlets ranging from Breitbart to Bloomberg are reporting sources say it‚Äôs a sure … Read more
March 16 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press A gay plot twist in Disney‚Äôs upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast continues to stir discontent among Christians, with an online poll at Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) among the latest to voice displeasure. The poll reports 95 percent of 6,700 consumers said they are less likely to … Read more
March 16, 2017 –¬†Disney‚Äôs remake of its classic children‚Äôs film ‚ÄúBeauty and the Beast‚ÄĚ is attracting headlines, not so much for production quality, although movie critics seem to be mostly on board, but for the controversy surrounding the studio‚Äôs decision to include its first ‚Äúexclusively gay moment‚ÄĚ in a scene between villain Gaston and his … Read more
March 15, 2017 – Rick Grenell, an openly-gay man and ‚Äėgay Christian‚Äô advocate, has been chosen by President Donald Trump to be the United States Ambassador to NATO. Though widely reported, the appointment has yet to be confirmed by the White House and will make Grenell the highest-ranking openly-gay member of the current administration. Read … Read more