|Pastor Donnie McClurkin's struggle with sexuality mirrors the Black church's|
The most significant factor that keeps the Black church on the down low are closeted, homophobic ministers. Pastor Donnie McClurkina three-time Gospel Grammy winner and the former poster boy for ...
|Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago Blueprint for Fair Housing|
--From a press release - MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES BLUEPRINT FOR FAIR HOUSING New Assessment Outlines Actions the City will take over the next five years to advance fair housing to reduce residential segregation CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced ...
|Pfleger seeks to help community as investigation continues
Well-known South Side minister/activist Father Michael Pfleger sent a letter to more than 150 parishioners, community leaders, elected officials and friends of St. Sabina Church who have expressed their support for him and are urging the ...
|Pope Francis documentary 'Francesco' to debut March 26
Pope Francisin the news lately because of the Catholic Church's stance that it cannot bless same-sex unions, adding that it is "not licit" to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriageis the subject of ...
|DignityUSA: Vatican denying same-sex blessings "Exacerbates pain and anger" |
--From a press release - March 15, 2021. DignityUSA, the organization of Catholics working for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQI people in the church and society, is deeply disappointed by the Vatican's statement unequivocally denying blessings to same-sex coupl ...
|Vatican won't bless same-sex unions
The Catholic Church said it cannot bless same-sex unions, adding that it is "not licit" to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriage, according to an NBC News item. The Congregation for the Doctrine ...
|WORLD Ghana turmoil, Malaysia case, Copenhagen 2021, Brazil churches|
Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana's first LGBT+ community center to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors three weeks after it opened, Reuters reported. Church groups, politicians and anti-gay rights groups have called on the ...
|WORLD Canadian groups, Moroccan refugee, LGBT+ Rights Ghana, trans heroine|
From $400,000 in funding for a national initiative aimed at expanding two-spirit advocacy, to $239,000 to improve LGBTQ youth housing access in the Prairies, 76 Canadian community groups are being sent nearly $15 million from the ...
|COVID Howard Brown Health COO talks vaccine rollout and race|
On Feb. 13, Howard Brown Health hosted a citywide vaccination blitz at five community partner locations (New Beginnings Church of Chicago; 6620 S. King Dr.; Trinity United Church of Christ/TUCC; 400 W. 95th St.; Rising Sun ...
|HUD to enforce the Fair Housing Act, leaders respond|
--Press release from U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The HUD directive begins ...
|Quigley statement on HUD announcement of enforcement of Fair Housing Act
--From a press release - Chicago, IL — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, released a statement after the ...
|HUD to enforce act prohibiting discrimination on sexual orientation, gender identity |
--From a press release - WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD's Office ...
|Writer on AIDS activism in the Black church honored|
--From a press release - The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) honors Dr. Dan Royles with the 2020-21 LGBTQ Religious History Award. The review jury selected Royles' "There Is a Balm in Gilead: AIDS Activism in the Black Church" from among ...
|Florida to protect LGBTQ civil rights, embraces Bostock ruling|
--From a press release - St. Petersburg, FL - In a victory for LGBTQ Floridians, the agency that enforces state civil rights law has affirmed that discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity is ...
|Report: 51 years since Stonewall health, poverty, housing hurdles face LGBTQ 50+ NYers|
--From a press release - NEW YORK, N.Y. — LGBTQ New Yorkers age 50+ face steeper barriers to healthcare, higher rates of poverty, and greater challenges to their economic security than their non-LGBTQ counterparts, and the COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated ...