Tag: Religion

How Religious Lesbians Are Finding Love

“No gays allowed.” Since its launch years ago, the dating website ChristianMingle.com has always catered to heterosexuals only, on the basis of religious freedom. “Gay Chrisitan” was an oxymoron. The website became embroiled in a grueling 3-year legal battle with the state of California for violating the Unruh Civil Rights…

Mormon Church Now Welcomes Gay People…Sort Of

The Mormon church is taking steps toward LGBT-inclusive policies. Small steps, but steps. You may have heard of “Pray the gay away,” a nickname for a controversial form of religious conversion therapy that promises, through prayer and punishment, to turn homosexuals into heterosexuals. This form of “therapy” is particularly common…

How to Come Out to Your Religious Parents

Coming out to your parents can be tough – and it’s especially tough if their strict religious beliefs don’t match up with who you are. But lying to them for the rest of your life just isn’t feasible, and it’s usually better to tell them than to let them find…

Bishop Creates Gay-inclusive Congregation

Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams stepped down from her role at Detroit’s Zion Progress Baptist Church in October 2013, after she announced she was married to a woman – Diana Williams. The announcement actually deeply dividing her conservative parishioners. “I know how important it is for congregations to stay together… I didn’t want…