Content Filed Under: Faith Support

Posts featuring supportive faith institutions or individual faith leaders and people of faith.

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Why People of Faith Support Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Americans

Across the country, people of faith are leading the conversation about protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. Here's why.
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Indigenous LGBTQ Americans on their hopes for 2021: Nondiscrimination protections, and an end to anti-transgender violence

By Megan Clayton • November 24, 2020, 8:17 am For Native American Heritage Month, our Indigenous messengers reflect on what progress they hope to see for LGBTQ Americans in the future.
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(Not) Losing My Religion: People of Faith Advocating for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 10, 2020, 2:53 pm People of all faith backgrounds are opening their hearts and minds to their LGBTQ friends, and standing firmly in favor of comprehensive nondiscrimination protections. 
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Faith Leaders in Michigan Speak Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • October 26, 2018, 1:45 pm Over the coming months, faith leaders like the ones who spoke at this event on Friday will meet with elected officials and share their stories, highlighting why their faith compels them to support comprehensive LGBTQ protections.

Jewish Community Organizer Says Religious Support is Key to All Nondiscrimination Movements

August 29, 2018, 10:22 am Bennet Wilcox of Jews United for Justice speaks about the intersection of his faith and his work in organizing for social justice.
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Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.
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Freedom Means LGBTQ People Finding Fellowship: How Faith Communities Are Embracing LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 5, 2018, 12:57 pm The dynamic relationship between LGBTQ people and the communities of faith surrounding them.
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Presbyterian Church Makes History, Adopts Official Pro-LGBTQ Stances at Biennial Conference

By Shane Stahl • June 21, 2018, 2:27 pm The Church apologized for former intolerance and vowed to speak against LGBTQ discrimination.

An Advocate for LGBTQ Older Adults Draws on His Faith

May 30, 2018, 10:28 am Randy Block, an advocate for older LGBTQ adults, speaks about being the leader of the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network and how he works for the betterment of the senior LGBTQ population.
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Bishop Who Will Preach at the Royal Wedding Is a Strong Supporter of LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Adam Polaski • May 15, 2018, 11:51 am We thank Rev. Curry for his strong support and for illustrating that many faith leaders support LGBTQ equal treatment because of their faith, not in spite of it. 
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New Polling: Majority of Americans in Favor of Nondiscrimination, Disagree With Religious Refusals

By Shane Stahl • May 2, 2018, 3:07 pm New polls released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) show that a majority of Americans support nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, and believe that businesses should not be able to turn away customers by claiming a religious exemption.
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Rev. Al Sharpton Joins Growing Chorus of Voices Urging Businesses to Be #OpenToAll

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 2:41 pm High-profile faith leader and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton has recently spoken out against LGBTQ discrimination, tweeting his belief that businesses must remain #OpentoAll, and that all people are deserving of equal treatment.

Finding Strength in their Faith, a North Carolina Couple Navigates One Partner’s Transition

February 13, 2018, 5:15 pm When Sean Carroll came out as transgender, she and her wife Sarah were unfamiliar with the LGBTQ community. Together, they came out, learned more, and shared their story, turning often to their faith to support them. Now they have advice for other couples going through a transition – and they say their path isn't much different from many couples who experience changes together.
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Recognizing Religious Freedom Day – and the Heart of Why People of Faith Support LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Adam Polaski • January 16, 2018, 11:34 am Today on Religious Freedom Day we are proud to stand with religious leaders and congregations  from across different faith traditions in pushing forward in the fight for LGBTQ equal treatment.

Reverend Ed Bacon: “We Are Created to Be In Community”

January 16, 2018, 9:20 am The Reverend Ed Bacon shares how his faith journey has led him to embrace the LGBTQ community, and why he believes non-discrimination is essential.