Nearly 1,000 Clergy and 2,500 People of Faith Respond to New State Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Responding to the passage of the North Carolina and Mississippi laws and to anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered throughout the country, today a broad faith coalition released a statement urging public officials to “reject anti-LGBTQ and, specifically, anti-transgender legislation and to commit […]
In the past week, North Carolina and Mississippi have passed the most sweeping anti-LGBTQ laws to date. Despite the rapid corporate and public rejection of the North Carolina law, on April 5th, Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed HB 1523 into law.
Despite The Episcopal Church’s General Convention resolutions supporting same sex marriage and equal access to all levels of ministry (lay and ordained) for transgender people, many LGBTIQ Episcopalians in the United States still face discrimination in their churches.
Prayers and worship resources for congregations to use in observation of National Coming Out Day, celebrated annually on October 11th.
Many mainstream denominations and congregations have made significant progress in welcoming and affirming lesbian and gay people. …But the ‘B’ in the LGBT acronym is still largely ignored.
Since the Religious Institute released the groundbreaking guidebook, Bisexuality: Making Visible the Invisible in Faith Communities, understanding of bisexuality has increased among faith communities.
With Friday’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex couples throughout the country can now marry! This is a huge win for sexual justice and a major cause for celebration! The Religious Institute is proud to have played a role in winning the right to marry for same sex couples. Informed, motivated faith leaders made a […]
Leaders of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) announced the launch of a communion-wide effort to hold prayer services in local churches between today and the end of June to support global outreach to LGBTQ people living in hostile countries. With this launch, MCC marked IDAHOTB, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, and began observing the […]
On the weekend of May 17th, in observation of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), congregations around the country are praying for LGBTQ people across the globe. Can your congregation join them? To add you congregation’s voice, sign up and include the prayer below (feel free to modify it to fit your community’s needs) in […]
Faith events from April 24-26 will highlight support for same-sex couples’ right to marry New York— With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in marriage cases on Tuesday April 28, Freedom to Marry in partnership with the Religious Institute and 18 other religious organizations is hosting the National Weekend of Prayer for […]