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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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Take Action for Marriage Equality

When my wife and I were married in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, VA, two years ago next month, we celebrated our love and our commitment openly with our family and friends in our spiritual home. At the same time, we knew that we would not be receiving any of the benefits and...

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Weddings, Funerals, & Marriage Equality

As the Faith Director for Mainers United for Marriage, I am constantly called upon to tell my story. The folks I encounter working to bring marriage equality to Maine inevitably ask, “Why do you want to work on marriage for LGBTQ couples?” Many assume that I will share my desire to marry couples in my...

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Come Out for Love

Today marks the 25th annual National Coming Out Day, a day that offers a space for sharing core pieces of ourselves with others. In a society where “religion” is often equated with hatred toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified people, National Coming Out Day offers the powerful opportunity for all people of faith—allies, religious...

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Honor the 2012 Transgender Day of Remembrance

Annually on November 20, supporters of the transgender community come together to hold vigils for those who were murdered in the previous year due to anti-transgender hatred and prejudice. The day has become known as the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28,...

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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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