LGBTQ* News We Are Following Right Now
Move On Petition for Damien
By Torrey Moorman (Contact)
To be delivered to: Barbara Rothweiler, Ph.D. Principal, Principal, https://www.saintpiusx.com/
St. Pius High School administration is refusing to recognize Damian’s gender identity, even though all his classmates, teachers, and family know Damian as a male. The administration says that because he has “female” marked on his birth certificate — despite the fact that he is now legally Damian and not Brandi — he still must walk in a girl’s cap and gown for graduation.
LGBTQ* and (Christian) Biblical Texts
What Jesus Said About Homosexuality
Remember you can now find BuzzFeedLGBTQ on Tumbr (click HERE)
LGBTQ* Photographs and Organizations You May Have Missed
From The Marin Foundation:
The “I’m Sorry” Campaign is an effort to apologize to the LGBT community for the ways Christians have caused harm and to show our commitment to making things better in tangible ways.
LGBTQ* Flow Charts
shared with you from The Wall’s blog
(if you know the source of the graphic, please share)
A Few Things To Restore Your Faith In Humanity
ZeFrank and Buzz Feed team up
** Sometimes it helps to realize there is good in this world.**
Real. Honest. Good.
Keep On, Keeping On
LGBTQ* Quotes and Quips
Popular Quotes and Quips
Quintessential Movies from the Lesbian Film Canon You Should Know
Pronoun/Language History You Might Not Know
The Gender-Free/Gender Neutral Bible
Did you know that the National Council of Churches published a Bible in 1983 which used gender-free references to refer to God?
(Source: Eyewitnesses to the 20th Century by National Geographic Society)
LGBTQ* Documentaries You Should Know (Part 2)
LGBTQ* Charts and Graphs
HRC Polls Christian Support
LGBTQ* Best Quotes of 2011
Actress, Singer, Humanitarian Kristin Chenoweth
(read more at Advocate.com)
LGBTQ* Humor, Parody and Randomness
The Onion News: Scientists Find the Christian Gene
Gay scientists have isolated the gene they believe makes people Christian.
For those NOT familiar with The Onion, please know the above is a parody. (and if you have never read THE ONION take some time and check out their WEBSITE)
LGBTQ* Religion, Faith and Perspective
Picture Origin Unknown — Source: GayChristian101.com
LGBTQ* Graphs, Charts and Data
Religion and Support Of LGBTQ* Issues
(focusing in text on gay/lesbian issues within the polls)
By now we have all seen Gov. Rick Perry’s “Strong” video which implies that as a Christian, gays and lesbians are not equal in representation and consideration within the United States. But how do Christians feel? More so, how do most religions feel about same-sex marriage and gays and lesbians in the military?
The above graph is supplied by THE PEW FORUM which over the last few years has continued to poll and graph religious views and voting practices on many issues including same-sex/gay marriage, education, government, bioethics and politics.
The above graph indicates a growing support for those who identify with a religious affiliation and their support for LGBTQ* rights and equality. Those numbers also grew among religious groups before the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell when polled about their support of lesbians and gays in the military.
The graph below highlights the levels of education completed in relation to religious identification. It is interesting to note that the higher one’s education/the deeper one’s pursuit of knowledge reflects a higher acceptance and support for LGBTQ* issues.
LGBTQ* Young Audience Literature To Keep On Your Radar
(Positive Queer Christian Characters)
The God Box — Alex Sanchez
High-school senior Paul has dated Angie since middle school, and they’re good together: they have a lot of the same interests, like singing in their church choir, and being active in Bible club. But when a new boy, Manuel, transfers to their school, Paul has to rethink his life. Manuel is the first openly gay teen anyone in their small town has ever met, and yet he says he’s also a committed Christian. Talking to Manuel makes Paul reconsider thoughts he has kept hidden, and listening to Manuel’s interpretation of Biblical passages on homosexuality causes Paul to re-evaluate everything he believed. Manuel’s outspokenness triggers dramatic consequences at school, culminating in a terrifying situation that leads Paul to take a stand. (from Alex Sanchez’s Website)