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Honor the Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), held annually in November 20th, is a day in which groups across the world hold vigils to remember those that have been brutally murdered simply because of their gender identity.

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Holding Sacred Space: Coming Out as Welcoming Congregations

This October 11 marks the twenty-fifth annual National Coming Out Day, a holiday that offers a space for sharing core pieces of ourselves with others—and allies and religious communities have a special role to play in supporting that space. One of the biggest stereotypes about religious communities is that of being unwelcoming spaces for people...

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Making a Splash at Dallas Pride

According to Rev. Daniel Kanter, senior minister at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Dallas has one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the United States and “one seriously big parade.”  Rev. Kanter believes that the Standing on the Side of Love contingent, numbering 250 individuals from half a dozen local Unitarian Universalist churches, was...

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Learning about Transgender Identity

I grew up with many privileges. Privileges of color, class, gender, physical ability—even height! While my parents weren’t activists, they instilled in me an insistence that everyone be treated fairly. My journey has been one of listening: listening to historically marginalized people, hearing their stories, coming gradually to understand better their struggles, their courage, and...

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Coming Out for Freedom

This post was written by Annette Marquis, District Executive for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Southeast District and the author of a new eBook called Resistance: A Memoir of Civil Disobedience in Maricopa County. Angel is twenty-three years old. He came to the United States right after his first birthday. His six younger sisters were all...

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Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Continues Marriage Equality Advocacy He Began with the Standing on the Side of Love Campaign

“Whether it was women’s rights or interracial marriage or civil rights, whatever it was, it’s all led to where we are today. And now it’s gay rights. And it’s all the same issue even though they’re all different things. They’re all predicated on equality and treating people fairly. So I just see it from that...

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