Will 2015 Vatican Synod Follow Pope's Lead on LGBT Families?
December 10 2014 3:18 PM ET

Will 2015 Vatican Synod Follow Pope's Lead on LGBT Families?

Stevie St. John

LGBT Catholic leaders respond to a document and questionnaire sent to clergy ahead of the 2015 Synod of Bishops that calls for direct input from church laity about the future of Catholic LGBT families.

WATCH: Zen Buddhist Temple in Japan Offers Symbolic Same-Sex Weddings
December 10 2014 2:43 PM ET

WATCH: Zen Buddhist Temple in Japan Offers Symbolic Same-Sex Weddings

Stevie St. John

Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, Japan, is welcoming same-sex couples to hold wedding ceremonies. The country does not legally recognize same-sex marriages. 

Op-ed: Let’s Cure Cancer, Not Homosexuality
December 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Let’s Cure Cancer, Not Homosexuality

Terry Franklin

It's 2014. When will Americans get over conversion therapy?

Pope: Church Should Help Families Stand by LGBT Members
December 08 2014 1:47 PM ET

Pope: Families Should 'Stand By' LGBT Children

Stevie St. John

In a new interview, the pontiff says this was the focus of LGBT-related discussion at a recent bishops' meeting, not issues regarding same-sex couples and marriage.

WATCH: Ariz. Anchor Challenges 'Hatemonger' Pastor on Antigay Views
December 07 2014 2:19 PM ET

WATCH: Ariz. Anchor Challenges 'Hatemonger' Pastor on Antigay Views

Trudy Ring

But Pastor Steven Anderson doubles down on his rhetoric, equating gays with ax murderers and Adolf Hitler.

LGBT Jewish Clergy Gather for Historic Retreat in San Francisco
December 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

LGBT Jewish Clergy Gather for Historic Retreat in San Francisco

Stevie St. John

A retreat for LGBT clergy is bringing together more than 60 rabbis and students for theological discussions and community building.

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Will Soon Be Illegal in Washington, D.C.
December 05 2014 6:22 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Will Soon Be Illegal in Washington, D.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

The Washington, D.C., City Council approved a measure prohibiting licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minor clients.

Kan. Minister Gets Death Threats for Performing Same-Sex Weddings
December 05 2014 3:25 PM ET

Kan. Minister Gets Death Threats for Performing Same-Sex Weddings

Stevie St. John

Rev. Jackie Carter says her congregation has been receiving harassing phone calls, including calls threatening her life, on a daily basis.

Gay Music Director Fired for Engagement Files Discrimination Claim
December 05 2014 2:53 PM ET

Gay Music Director Fired for Engagement Files Discrimination Claim

Stevie St. John

An Illinois music director who was fired after announcing his engagement to a man has filed a discrimination complaint.

Pastor Who Called for LGBT Extermination: Gays Are 'Basically Rapists'
December 05 2014 2:02 PM ET

Pastor Who Called for LGBT Genocide: Gays Are 'Basically Rapists'

Stevie St. John

Following his call for an LGBT genocide, pastor Steven Anderson continues to issue hateful statements.

Artist Brings a Queer Eye to Female Catholic Saints
December 05 2014 6:08 AM ET

Artist Brings a Queer Eye to Female Catholic Saints

Stevie St. John

Alma Lopez's “Queer Saints: Holy Violence” exhibition explores the idea of female saints as butch/masculine lesbians.

Op-ed: Helping to Heal Religiously Created Wounds in the Jewish World
December 05 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Healing Religious Wounds in the Jewish World

Debra Kolodny

While being raised Jewish, no one told this rabbi she could never be a rabbi — and it made all the difference.

Catholic 'Docudrama' 'Full of Grace' Brings LGBT Issues to the Stage
December 04 2014 7:00 AM ET

Catholic 'Docudrama' Full of Grace Brings LGBT Issues to the Stage

Stevie St. John

Full of Grace, an interview-based staged reading, took the stories of more than 30 LGBT Catholics to the stage at Fordham University.

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