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First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

May 16, 2016

LGBTQ-affirming religious books for kids are available for the first time ever with the launch of the Good News Children’s Book Series this spring. Books such as “Faithful Families” remind children that God loves them, no matter what their family looks like — even if they have two mommies or two daddies. “Mr. Grumpy Christian” is for LGBTQ families to...

New LGBT martyrs in Bangladesh: Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar

New LGBT martyrs in Bangladesh: Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar

Apr 30, 2016

In memory of Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar LGBT activists in Bangladesh Murdered April 25, 2016   I light a memorial candle for Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar, who were hacked to death for being “pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh” on April 25 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The militant Islamist militant group Al-Qaeda...

John Boswell: Unofficial Saint to many LGBTQ Christians

John Boswell: Unofficial Saint to many LGBTQ Christians

Mar 21, 2016

John Boswell (1947-1994) was a prominent scholar who researched and wrote about the importance of gays and lesbians in Christian history. His birthday this week, marks 69 years since his birth on March 20, 1947. Boswell, a history professor at Yale University, wrote such influential classics as Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality (1980) and...

The Pope’s visit to the US: Mixed Messages for LGBTQ People

The Pope’s visit to the US: Mixed Messages for LGBTQ People

Sep 28, 2015

Pope Francis’ well-publicized visit to America this past week sent mixed messages about LGBTQ people. On the bright side, the Pope brought great personal warmth and a welcome focus on justice for the poor and protection of the environment. A native of Argentina, he spoke Spanish and obviously connected with many of America’s poor Latina/os. His speech to...

Gay Saint and his “Earthly Light”: John Newman and Ambrose St. John share romantic friendship

Gay Saint and his “Earthly Light”: John Newman and Ambrose St. John share romantic friendship

Aug 12, 2015

John Henry Newman, a renowned scholar-priest and Britain’s most famous 19th-century convert to Catholicism, was beatified in 2010 amid rampant speculation that he was gay. Newman’s feast day is Aug. 11 in the Anglican church and Oct. 9 in the Catholic church. Newman and another priest, Ambrose St. John, lived together for 32 years and share the same grave. Some...