The Advocate spoke with Jessica Devaney, a queer filmmaker who confronts her evangelical past to expose how homophobia from any source can engender violence.
"My definition of Love is God. Once you're filled with Love then you can show Love to others. And what you give to others, you get back a hundred times."
Many pro-LGBT marchers were evacuated by police to prevent confrontations with Orthodox believers protesting "LGBT propaganda".
The public caning is the first time "anti-homosexuality" laws have been enforced in the Muslim-majority country.
The CNN.com contributor talked to The Advocate about the intersections of religion and race.
Church officials say the Boy Scouts' liberalization of gay and trans policies did not factor in the decision, though Mormon leaders previously expressed concern about the Scouts' pro-LGBT stances.
The president was grandstanding with right-wingers when he signed his toothless "religious freedom" order, but he could kill millions with Trumpcare.