A Catholic nun has provided religious counseling for hundreds of transgender people throughout the U.S.
On Thursday, a day after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed the state’s highly-criticized SB 1062 — a measure that would have allowed business owners to reject services to any individual on religious grounds, which was widely seen as discriminatory …
The Muslim Association of Malawi has called for homosexuality to be made a capital crime in the face of efforts to decriminalize homosexuality in the Southeast African nation.
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A group of Christian leaders has set up a new campaign to emphasize that all people gay, liberal, undocumented or otherwise reflect the image of God. Six Christian leaders, including Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey and her producer husband Mark Burnett, have created a coalition called Imago Dei, Latin for image of God, to encourage people to treat each other with respect.
Headmaster asks teachers to promise not to have gay sex or show gender non-conforming behavior, even in private.
A third Nigerian Catholic bishop - Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Nigerian Bishops’ Conference - has come out in support of that country’s draconian “Jail the Gays” law.
A new online campaign calls on evangelical Christians to respect LGBT people and recognize they’re made in God’s image, but doesn’t shift the prevailing evangelical view on LGBT equality.
A City Council member in Shreveport, La., has abandoned his effort to repeal an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance, following outcry from the public, including a transgender woman who dared him to stone her to death. The council passed the ordinance in December by a vote of 6-1, following a successful campaign by a pro-LGBT coaltion known as Be Fair Shreveport. The ordinance, which bans discrimination in housing and employment within city limits on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, received its lone “no” vote from Councilman Ron Webb. During the council’s debate last December, Webb voiced his opposition, saying, “The Bible tells you homosexuals are an abomination,” adding that he does not socialize with LGBT people, according to TV station KSLA.
Ten days after the council approved the ordinance, Webb drafted a proposal designed to repeal the nondiscrimination policy. On Tuesday, dozens of people registered to testify at the City Council meeting, ready to speak out against Webb’s measure, report Lone Star Q. But none were quite as bold as Pamela Raintree, a transgender woman. Raintree called out the Bible-quoting councilman, daring him to stone her to death.
"Leviticus 20:13 states, ‘If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, they shall surely put him to death,’" Raintree began. "I brought the first stone, Mr. Webb, in case that your Bible talk isn’t just a smoke screen for personal prejudices."
Webb withdrew his repeal measure just minutes later, without calling for a vote.
An Arizona senate committee has advanced a GOP bill that would create a special right to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of religion.
The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches.
In other news, water is still, in fact, wet.
A prominent transgender activist died in a car accident on New Year’s Day, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and hope.
by Pauline Park
“The concept of ‘pinkwashing’ emerged as a hot topic throughout the week,” Kevin Naff wrote of his participation as part of “a delegation of nine LGBT leaders from the United States” to Israel in November (“Israel as ‘gay heaven’? It’s complicated,” Times of Israel, Nov. 10). The delegation tour was sponsored by Project Interchange, a program of the American Jewish Committee, which is aggressive in its defense of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
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Under the amended Syariah law, any man or woman in Pahang found “cross-dressing” could face a maximum of one year behind bars or be fined up to RM1,000, or both.