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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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Elliptical Biking for Marriage Equality

My wife and I are Unitarian Universalist and have been for over a decade. We started attending the UU Church of Bloomington shortly after our daughter, Karrie, came out to us. We were carpooling with a diverse group to a transformational program of Landmark seminars. During one trip, my wife commented that she could not...

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Sermon Sunday: “Happy and Gay”

This week’s Sermon Sunday feature, entitled “Happy and Gay,” comes from Rev. Theresa Novak and was delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, Utah on June, 3, 2012. “You can be anybody you want to be, you can love anyone that you will. You can dream all the day never reaching the end of...

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Reflecting on Pride

A few weeks ago, we shared a new resource from the Unitarian Universalist Association’s LGBT Ministries staff entitled “10 Ways to Celebrate Pride.” In response, we received a number of emails from Standing on the Side of Love supporters sharing their stories, talking about what Pride means to them, or offering suggestions. Here is sampling...

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First Ever Openly Transgender Witness Testifies Before U.S. Senate

“This discrimination is absolutely wrong, it is morally wrong, and we must end it.” - Senator Jeff Merkley, chief sponsor of ENDA This week, I had the honor of attending the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s first hearing in three years on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would protect individuals from discrimination...

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Redefining Marriage?

In light of President Obama’s announcement in favor of marriage equality, Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently preached on this subject with a scholarly yet spiritual discussion not common in many religious circles. He says: “What’s the best way to preserve the institution of marriage? Is it...

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