AHMEDABAD, India — As India grapples with gay rights, theologians and historians often disagree on whether homosexuality is compatible with Hinduism.
Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, the openly gay black activist, a Quaker, advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington.
Nicole Garcia says she was “a good Catholic boy” when she was in her teens. Today, she is a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is on track to be the denomination’s first transgender clergyperson of color.
CAPE TOWN — A new documentary looks at the effects of continuing homophobic violence against lesbians in South Africa’s impoverished townships, and the activists who continue the struggle.
LAHORE — Pakistan added a “third gender” option to national identity cards in 2009, but official recognition has not stopped discrimination against “khawaja saras,” those who choose not to be identified as either male or female.
In Uganda, LGBT people are beaten, raped, evicted and dismissed from their jobs because of their sexual identity or orientation, said the Rev. Anthony Musaala during a speaking engagement. Even associating with or advocating for LGBT people may invite discrimination, he said.
Sandra Lawson was a personal trainer and religious about nothing but fitness. Now she’s religious about Judaism.
A 2013 documentary is getting new life as a tool to open a dialogue on the African-American church and LGBT rights at historically black colleges and universities.
NAIROBI, Kenya — The nation’s highest court ruled that refusing to register a gay rights organization infringed on the constitutional rights of free association for LGBT Kenyans.
An exhibit in Berkeley, Calif., questions the gender of popular female Catholic saints, affording artist Alma Lopez a chance to ask viewers what is feminine, what is masculine, and is there something holy in the mashup.