Jews and Muslims defend trans rights

March 3, 2017 • Pink News

A number of US Jewish and Muslim faith leaders have joined a legal brief defending anti-discrimination protections for transgender kids. A total of 1800 faith leaders and a string of religious groups joined the brief, including from both Muslim and conservative Jewish groups. Their brief attacks any ‘religious freedom’ justification for allowing discrimination.

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Nearly 2,000 Religious Leaders Declare Support For Transgender Teen In Supreme Court Case

March 2, 2017 • Huffington Post

More than 1,800 religious leaders threw their support behind a transgender student’s Supreme Court case on Thursday. They argue that equal treatment for transgender individuals, like Virginia teen Gavin Grimm, does not threaten religious liberty. It’s about “fundamental human dignity,” they say. The Religious helped organize the brief submitted by religious leaders in this case.

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Curry, Jennings take lead in Supreme Court brief on transgender-bathroom policies

March 2, 2017 • Episcopal News Service

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings are the lead signers on an amicus brief filed March 2 by 1,800 clergy and religious leaders in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving transgender-bathroom use policies. The brief was organized by the Religious Institute with Freedom for All Americans and […]

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My Transgender Daughter is a Beloved Child of God

March 1, 2017 • Medium

Jamie Bruesehoff speaks from her faith about raising a transgender daughter and why her family is among the people of faith supporting Gavin Grimm. She writes, “God does not love our daughter in spite of her gender identity. God did not put her in the wrong body. This is who she has always been, who […]

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Religiones Contra Trump

February 2, 2017 • Iglesia y Sociedad

As a faith-based organization, we work on issues related to sexuality, gender and reproductive justice, we deplore these hateful and intolerant actions that have been directed disproportionately against people based on the different color of the skin.

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Resistance and Resilience

November 21, 2016 • RevGalBlogPals

That grief I was experiencing over the death of Steven most certainly intensified the grief I felt on Wednesday morning after the election. If he were still alive, Steven would be less safe than he had been the day before, and perhaps even less safe than he was as a teenager.

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Why Faith Leaders Can’t Ignore This Election

October 18, 2016 • The Huffington Post

Sexuality has become a central issue in this election. As a pastor and faith leader, I believe that people of faith must work toward sexual health and justice in faith communities and in society. Silence in the face of injustice is simply not an option — especially during an election.

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Under Water: Waiting for the Flood (of Awareness) in Louisiana

August 18, 2016 • Religion Dispatches

I hope these will not be the only stories the media will miss. I hope there will also be stories of renewed awakening and commitment to the liberation of all people; stories of Louisiana finding ways to rebuild that don’t compound its histories of racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.

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Voices Of Faith Speak For Abortion Rights

July 18, 2016 • The Huffington Post

From the compassionate spiritual care of chaplains at abortion clinics to the millions of lay people working to end abortion stigma, religious support goes largely unnoticed. This contributes to a widely held misconception that all people of faith and religious leaders oppose abortion access.

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