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World AIDS Day. Live Aware.

World AIDS Day. Live Aware.

Dec 1, 2016

  December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to remembering those lost to HIV/AIDS infection around the world. But it is also a day for raising awareness, for reminding all of us to live our lives responsibly, safely. Fast Facts More than 1.2 million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 of them don’t know it. From 2005 to 2014, the...

LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

Aug 30, 2016

OutliciousTV is pleased to announce season 1 of our LGBT drama series, Disposable Teens, has been nominated for Best Indie Series for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards. The Streamy Awards is an annual awards show honoring the best and the brightest in internet video entertainment. Think Emmys for YouTube/Vimeo. Streamy Award winners will be determined by a group of...

Bold Support for LGBTs by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia

Bold Support for LGBTs by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia

Jun 27, 2016

The following is a translation of an unprecedented pastoral statement by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) regarding LGBT+ people. The statement recommends, among others, an affirming view of LGBT+ people and a thoughtful interpretation of Scripture. This statement has generated heated debate and has resulted in accusations of PGI straying away from...

Orlando Martyrs. Our Brothers and Sisters.

Orlando Martyrs. Our Brothers and Sisters.

Jun 15, 2016

In the few days since the tragic murder of 49 of our brothers and sisters on June 12th in Orlando, the staff of IMPACT Magazine has struggled with what we should say.  Countless news reports have informed us of the facts, at least as we know them so far. Fellow writers and bloggers, friends in the LGBTQ community, have expressed the anger, frustration, and...

What Gay Men Need to Know About STDs

What Gay Men Need to Know About STDs

Mar 22, 2016

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LGBT Mormons: Finding Your Faith When Your Faith Leaves You

LGBT Mormons: Finding Your Faith When Your Faith Leaves You

Jan 8, 2016

LGBT Mormons Discuss LDS Membership Changes on Gay Marriage and Children The All Souls Unitarian Church, in New York, NY,  will host a panel discussion with gay and lesbian Latter-Day Saint (LDS) members on Sunday, January 31 at 1pm. The title of the panel is “Finding Faith When Your Faith Leaves You.” The four panelists include Affirmation senior...

“Rumplepimple” – An interview with Suzanne DeWitt Hall about her new children’s book

“Rumplepimple” – An interview with Suzanne DeWitt Hall about her new children’s book

Jun 29, 2015

“Rumplepimple” by Suzanne DeWitt Hall   What motivated you to publish “Rumplepimple”? My wife Diane and I have been lifelong dog owners, but when we adopted a tiny wire fox terrier pup named Charlie, we didn’t know what hit us. Terriers are like no other dogs, and he is no exception. We found ourselves experiencing new adventures almost daily,...

LGBT Inclusion Isn’t about Sex

LGBT Inclusion Isn’t about Sex

Dec 17, 2014

It’s about human dignity and Christian community An interview with evangelical ethicist David Gushee Dr. David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. He recently published Changing Our Mind: A call from America’s leading evangelical ethics scholar for full...

Substance Abuse And Suicide

Substance Abuse And Suicide

Apr 23, 2014

Every year, one million deaths occur due to suicide. That figure results in one suicide every 15 minutes. What’s worse is that many reported cases of suicide are associated with substance abuse and addiction.  Unfortunately, this is especially true among LGBT people, largely due to family, social, and religious rejection and isolation.  The pressure on LGBT...

Marriage Advice I Wish I Had

We all need help with our relationships. And we’ll take advice from all kinds of sources, as long as it’s good advice.  Recently, this list has been making its rounds in the press.  Gerald Rogers wrote this one night, contemplating his failed marriage and what he wished he’d known or done better. Though these are the comments of a straight man...