Topics :: gay people of faith

US Muslim Movement Embraces Gay and Interfaith Marriages, Female Imams and Mixed Prayers

By Gillian Flaccus | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Omar Akersim is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents' world. They believe that one can be gay and Muslim; that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder ...

Philly Fight’s 20th Anniversary of AIDS Education Month

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
As Pride month hits Philadelphia, the AIDS Service organization Philadelphia FIGHT celebrates their 20th anniversary of their AIDS Education Month with a roster of free events through June 29.

Family Acceptance Project Prevents LGBT Teen Suicide

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
The Family Acceptance Project has announced plans to launch the first family-focused program to prevent suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth and young adults.

’Next Fall’ a Personal Collaboration for Actor and Director

By Michael Cox | Friday Jan 17, 2014
"Next Fall" may be the most profound and personal collaboration between the actor Kendall Hodder and director Russell Greene. In the play, a tragic accident puts Adam’s feelings about his devoutly religious partner to the test.

With Resignation of Pope, LGBTs Hope for True Dialogue on Rights

By Andrew Clark | Monday Feb 25, 2013
With the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, some in the LGBT community expressed the hope that the Church would engage in a meaningful conversation about LGBT rights. Others aren’t as optimistic.

Remembering the Gay ’Saint of 9/11’

By Kilian Melloy | Sunday Sep 11, 2011
As America looks back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001, a heroic figure in the form of a gay Catholic priest emerges.

LGBT People of Faith See Some Light

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Mar 4, 2011
Anglican bishops on both sides of the issue of gay clergy have come together to discuss the issue, while a Presbyterian church trial has cleared a gay pastor who married his same-sex spouse in California in 2008.

British Bishop to Gay Couples: Not in My Churches, You Don’t!

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Feb 15, 2011
The British government is thinking about lifting a ban on civil partnership ceremonies being carried out in houses of worship. But one Anglican bishop has a message for same-sex families: No way!

I’m From Driftwood, 50 State Tour

By A. Sebastian Fortino | Friday Feb 4, 2011
Last year SFGN had the opportunity to speak with Nathan Manske, the Brooklyn-based founder of I’m From Driftwood, a website which collects the stories of LGBT people across the country.

Minister on Trial for Performing Gay Weddings

By LISA LEFF | Wednesday Aug 25, 2010
A retired Presbyterian minister is facing a church trial for performing weddings of gay couples during the brief period when same-sex marriage was legal in California.