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For the past 10 years, The National Religious Leadership Roundtable has served as an interfaith network for leaders from faith, spiritual and religious organizations who support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people. We share resources, support one another, and work in partnership with other justice seeking groups to:. We proclaim our beliefs: by writing Articles of Faith on topics of religious injustice to the LGBT community and on the joys and gifts we have to share.
The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church states that "sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife. Homosexuality-related violations of the law of chastity may result in church discipline. Members of the church who experience homosexual attractions, including those who self-identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexualmay remain in good standing in the church if they abstain from sexual relations outside opposite-sex marriage.
This is a list of notable homophobic violence e. One example is the so-called corrective rape of lesbians. See list of unlawfully killed transgender people for homicides of transgender people. Inthe Scottish parliament unanimously passed legislation that means that crimes motivated by hatred of gay or disabled people will now be considered as 'aggravated offences'.
Pastor Roger Jimenez implored his congregation at Verity Baptist Church to separate themselves from the ways of a modern, wicked world. Burn your Harry Potter books. Stay away from gay people.
Over the past decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people have made significant legal and political gains in the United States, including the freedom to marry. Despite this progress, federal law does not expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in fields like employment, housing, and access to services, and fewer than half of the states offer explicit protections for LGBT people at the state level. Without these protections, LGBT people across the United States lack clear recourse and redress when they are fired, evicted, or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Trump administration provided safe haven for anti-LGBT groups and individuals throughout the year, with a particular onslaught on transgender people in Anti-LGBT evangelical groups continue to enjoy unprecedented access to the White House and are intimately involved in forging public policy. Obama-era policies recognizing gender identity in schools and prisons were rolled back.
Thank you to the supporters who so kindly gave to the Crowdfunded Campaign to get Walking the Bridgeless Canyon ending March The supporters include: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, straight and pansexual people, men and women and intersex people, many races and nationalities, as young as 19 and old as late 70s, students, leaders, workers and pastors, Christians of all sorts — liberal to fundamentalist backgrounds, Mormons, atheists, Buddhists and agnostics, married, single. People anxiously await change — acceptance, love and safety.
DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support. Read the comments of the Chicago Conference or leave one of your own. You can even share your pictures.