Karine Jean-Pierre
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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-affiliated charity has a checkered past on LGBTQ+ issues.

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

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