Salvation Army

Founded over 150 years ago, the Salvation Army has organized millions of people in the service of Christian charity. However, the group's gay history is complicated. There are a dozen or so cases of it directly discriminating against LGBT people, firing an employee because of her bisexuality, recommending conversion therapy for LGBT youth, and refusing to comply with anti-LGBT discrimination ordinances in San Francisco. Follow The Advocate for more about this organization’s troubled record.

The Christian group has been hit with complaints for its treatment of LGBT people, but its spokesman says they help everyone.

December 08 2017 6:39 AM

Those cheerful bell ringers who stand on sidewalks collecting cash and change in their kettles — are they and their 'army' secretly working against LGBT people? 

December 23 2015 4:16 AM

Jodielynn Wiley of Dallas says the Salvation Army denied her housing with other women because she had not undergone gender-reassignment surgery.

May 04 2014 8:59 PM

Despite some recent efforts to make nice with LGBT people, the group isn't the best choice for your charitable dollars, NoRedKettles.com points out.

December 11 2013 2:44 PM

The bell-ringing charity removed two links to 'ex-gay' therapy groups from its website's resource collection for dealing with 'sexual addiction.'

November 27 2013 1:01 PM
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