Tag: LGBTQ

Church of England apologizes for saying God only approves sex for heterosexual married couples

The Church of England somehow surprised and angered people with a recent statement of its belief that God only approves of sex between a man and a woman in the context of marriage — a belief that literally dates back to the beginning of Christianity. Bowing to that social backlash, the church responded by apologizing […]

Starbucks UK partners with LGBTQ charity that helps trans kids find hormone treatments

Starbucks U.K. is launching a partnership with a charity that advises transgender children on gender dysphoria, including, but not limited to, locating access to hormone treatments. The charity also connects children and their parents with resources to help determine what resources they may need should they decide to transition. Starbucks will sell “mermaid tail cookies” […]

Evangelist Franklin Graham has been dropped by all seven of his UK tour venues. His offense? Believing the Bible’s teaching on homosexuality.

The Rev. Franklin Graham, a popular evangelist and son of the late Rev. Billy Graham, is planning a four-month gospel-preaching tour through the United Kingdom this summer. But now, all seven of his scheduled venues have dropped him, citing his views on homosexuality and Islam. CNN reported that on Wednesday an arena in Newcastle became […]

Sex rules in Bible prompt Warren to lash out at Christian schools

On Sunday Sen. Elizabeth Warren shared a HuffPost article on Twitter bashing private Christian schools for having “anti-LGBTQ+ policies.” The article focused attention on a U.S. Supreme Court case attacking Montana private religious schools and attempting to take away tax credits to individuals who contributed to private schools because the money supports policies that “discriminate […]

Woman who wants to transition 7-year-old son loses second court case

A Texas woman who wants to transition her 7-year-old son into a girl has been defeated in a second court hearing. Dr Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician, believes her son, James, has gender dysphoria and wants to be a girl named Luna. Last October, a jury awarded Dr Georgulas sole managing guardianship of James, making it possible […]

LGBTQ education is now mandatory in N.J. schools. Here’s how teachers are preparing.

For a high school history assignment on the Holocaust, Olivia Loesch chose the pink triangle, used by the Nazis to persecute gay men in concentration camps and decades later a symbol of pride for the gay rights movement. “I never knew about it,” said Loesch, 15, a sophomore at Haddon Heights High who came out […]

Democrats want to block a law that would ban sex change operations for children in Florida

Meanwhile, Jon Harris Maurer, a policy director with Equality Florida, an LGBTQ activist group, described Sabatini’s bill and its Senate version as “a clear attack on some of our state’s most vulnerable youth.” Children with gender identity issues are certainly vulnerable, but not in the way Harris suggests. Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Lakeland) was […]

LGBTQ+ campaigners want Franklin Graham’s UK tour cancelled

LGBTQ+ activists in Sheffield are trying to have Franklin Graham’s upcoming UK tour cancelled.  The eight-date tour gets underway in Glasgow on May 30 and will visit cities across mainly England, with one stop in Wales, before wrapping up at the 02 Arena in London on October 4. Graham, an outspoken critic of same-sex marriage […]

United Methodist Church Announces Proposal to Split Over Gay Marriage

The United Methodist Church announced a proposal Friday to split the denomination over what it called “fundamental differences” regarding its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The proposal, signed by 16 church leaders from around the world, will be voted on at the church’s 2020 general conference in May. If passed, it would allow […]

A very LGBTQ decade: Gay marriage, trans rights and a ‘rainbow wave’

At the dawn of the year 2010, few Americans could predict that the coming decade would revolutionize the legal and cultural landscape for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. After all, it was only in 2003 that homosexuality was decriminalized across the country, thanks to a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Over the past 10 […]