On the heels of the discussion of the problem of ensuring women feel respected, welcome and safe at freethinking conferences, I’d love to discuss how we can do the same for queer people. [Read more…]
It Gets Better if we make it better. That’s the message of the It Gets Better video I appeared in, with students and faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. [Read more…]
On Saturday (15th June) I spoke at the Boston Pride Interfaith Service at Old South Church, a service designed to show support for the LGBTQ community. I was asked to provide a reading to preface the offering, which was held in support of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). I chose to read a poem by Algernon D. Black, formerly a leading light in the Ethical Culture movement. [Read more…]
You work for Believe Out Loud, a group which seeks to promote full LGBT equality within Christian churches. It’s approaching Mother’s Day, and you want to send a message saying that, whoever you are, you should be welcome in Church that Sunday. You put together an ad showing two women, holding hands, walking their smiling son down the aisle of a church. You want to promote it widely, so you buy up ad space on Sojourners, famed “progressive Christian” website and movement, and wait for your call for love, inclusion and acceptance to light up the web.
And Sojourners spits in your face. [Read more…]