Content Filed Under: Faith Voices Against LGBTQ Discrimination

Millions of Americans nationwide belong to faith groups, and hold faith as a cornerstone of their lives, a lens for them to better understand the world they live in and how they contribute to that world. Many people of faith believe in the basic tenets of equality, fairness, and inclusion, and it is these people who are helping to lead the conversation about why protecting LGBTQ people matters, and how their support is because of their faith, not in spite of it. Read these stories of Faith Voices Against LGBTQ Discrimination from all over the country below, and click here for more information on why communities of faith support LGBTQ equal treatment. 


Father in Mormon Family Shares How Two Sons’ ‘Coming Out’ Experiences Propelled Him to Understanding

June 6, 2016, 3:31 pm "I want to be able to tell my grandkids that I was on the right side of history. I want to be able to say that I worked to make things better for people – not that I hindered people's freedom."

Coaching through Understanding: Retired Pastor and His Wife, a Realtor, Speak Out on the LGBT Community

March 4, 2016, 3:25 pm Carl finds great joy in working with people in his community to better understand – and ultimately, accept and embrace – their LGBT family members and friends. He loves seeing a person go through the process of opening their minds, and reevaluating their hearts.

A Belief in Fairness, Rooted in Their Faith

June 25, 2015, 10:33 am “Faith is about equality. We’re taught to love one another and if we applied that to everyday life there would be more equality."

His Baptist Upbringing Taught Him that God Loves All

April 22, 2015, 5:31 pm “I’m particularly surprised and disappointed that in Texas, where we have a strong tradition of recognizing individual rights, we would even consider not recognizing basic freedom and the rights of an individual because they are gay or transgender.”