In response to the general freakout over the school’s discrimination against Jayce M, George Fox upped the ante on its discriminatory cluelessness. He and other trans students can live on campus in gender-appropriate dorms — if they get genital surgery.
Obama also signed an executive order that prohibits federal employers from discriminating based on gender identity. That order applies as of today. Obama did not include exemptions for religious groups in either order, despite heavy pressure to do so from evangelical leaders.
It specifies that if your employer is a for-profit company who wants to tell you that Jesus knows best what you can and can’t do with your reproductive system, it must notify you if it is going to take away your birth control.
African American trans student Jayce M has lost an appeal to receive on campus housing at George Fox University after the Department of Education granted the school a religious exemption from Title IX requirements.
Religious leaders have their eye on broad exemptions from a pending executive order to block employment discrimination by federal contractors against LGBT people.
Today the Supreme Court decided that Hobby Lobby has the right to refuse to cover its employees’ birth control; this is why the ruling happened and what it means.
After a landmark vote in the Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly Thursday, the denomination’s constitutional definition of marriage allows for same-sex unions.
“I was simply a girl who thought she liked girls at one point in her life, but prayed it away, and now life was good. Right?”
No matter the hate we have faced, we can reclaim our spirituality in a world where many people would call us sinners.
Marissa Alexander needs to be free, Google needs to stop blocking the word ‘bisexual,’ and you need to see this cute pic of Shane.
The question of homophobia in historically Black churches is way more nuanced than conversations about Christianity and queerness often take into account. If the Black church and LGBTQ movements joined forces, they would be a force to reckon with.
La Virgen de Guadalupe has always been dear in my heart and always will be, but the way I view her has changed throughout the years, through various lenses with different interpretations, including now as a queer woman.
Pope declares commission on sex abuse scandal, ACLU sues American Bishops, Cardinal Dolan declares he was “outmarketed” on gay marriage, and more.
Sometimes you just need someone to pray to when the radio won’t stop playing Blurred Lines.
My partner and I often navigate the more challenging aspects of our relationship, and lives, using the language of “imagine.” For me, and presumably for her, the word itself feels better, carries less weight than perhaps, “hoped” or “wanted.”
The Vatican is soliciting opinions on a number of groundbreaking issues, including same-sex marriage, birth control, polygamy and forms of feminism “hostile to the Church.”
The mukhannathun are an inspiration for queer Mulims, and queer non-Muslims alike. They’ve certainly inspired me.
There’s a lot to say about religion and queerness and how the two can (or cannot) interact, which is why we put together this roundtable with 12 different perspectives. We hope you share your own thoughts and beliefs in the comment section.
Ever since I went to a Halloween party at my friend’s church youth group in 6th grade, I’ve been almost inseparable from my Christian identity. But on November 4th, 2012, my heart was all the way down in my toes as I got ready to go to church for the first time as a transgender lesbian.
Mandi is the creator of Queerituality.com, a project we told you about a few months ago. She shared the inspiration behind that project, more about her own spiritual journey and how it intersects with her queer identity, and her favorite writers, books, and news sources.