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April 7th, 2006

10:57 am - 4/15: 2 PM-Uniquely Trans/Genderqueer Spirituality Workshop: Open to all genders, S/spirits!
(Please distribute widely. Thank you.)

GenderQueer Revolution Presents Phase II of the Countdown to G.E.N.D.E.R.S.*

Two fabulous events, back-to-back


Saturday, April 15

West Hollywood, CA

I. Trans/GenderQueer Spirituality Workshop

II. Trans/Genderqueer Literature Celebration


Trans/GenderQueer Spirituality: 2:00-5:30 PM, at Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in West Hollywood

8714 Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA 90069

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February 20th, 2006

08:37 pm - UMC petition
Having just joined a UMC church, one enlightened enough to embrace me and my partner as a couple, I feel I need to do my part and post this link. If you're a Methodist, or you were, or you're thinking of joining a church, please consider signing. And even if you're not, it's interesting to read.


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05:12 pm - Homosexuality and religion
First, I apologize if this type of post isn't allowed, but I thought it may be acceptable so I figured, why not?

Anyway, I founded and maintain gsa_lj, and in an attempt to increase membership in under-represented groups, I've decided to try and get more religious people to join. Unfortunately, many members are pretty militantly athiest, which is fine, but I hate to see people hostile to religion because all they've seen is anti-gay crap spewed. Admittedly, much of it is anti-Christian bias.

So, check the community out. You may like it. We have religious members, of course, but I'm always looking for more.

Again, I apologize if this type of post isn't allowed.


Founder & Maintainer, gsa_lj

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November 28th, 2005

02:04 pm - Queer youth advocacy questions
Does anyone know of any well-reputed LGBT youth advocacy organizations, camps and/or schools? I'm sort of casually looking into exploring more about this high-need area of activism and I'm having trouble coming up with reliable information. How does one get involved in this sort of thing (other than starting up a GSA, I mean)?


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November 16th, 2005

10:09 am - Hello!
Hello all. I just found this community searching through my interests list, read a bunch of posts, and fell in love. So I guess I should probably introduce myself, eh? I'm Mara. I'm a bisexual/questioning youth from MD. I am fortunate with accepting friends and family (my mother is also bisexual) and a very open environment at my school. I'm interested in gay rights work, but I've found few opportunities to actually get out and do something without driving for 6 hours. (Ah, well...) Anyway, I don't really know how much I'll post, if at all, but I'll certainly follow this community. It seems really special.
Current Mood: happyhappy

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October 31st, 2005

02:35 pm - The truth about Halloween
Yesterday, I heard some woman talking about how Halloween is a holiday for the devil. I mentally rolled my eyes because I knew this was far from the cause. Like most things, the truth has been forgetten abd people's misconceptions are accepted as truth.

THe following article is one of many that expalins the truth about Halloween. Have fun.

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October 22nd, 2005

12:24 pm - Out LGBT Youth Needed for Documentary
**Cross posted quite a bit - please forward along to youth that you know**

Out LGBT Youth Needed for Documentary

World of Wonder is seeking out LGBT youth, ages 16 and younger, and their
families for a new documentary about their lives and experiences.

The documentary is being developed by World of Wonder Productions which
is an award-winning, gay-owned production company which has a long
history of producing acclaimed gay themed documentaries including
School’s Out, an MTV True Life documentary on a gay high school in
Dallas, Texas, Gay Republicans, The Eyes of Tammy Faye and
TransGeneration which focuses on transgender college students and is
now airing on the Sundance Channel.

For more information, please contact:
Chris McKim
World of Wonder Productions

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September 30th, 2005

04:18 pm
New outing campaign targets black clergy
Activists seek to expose ‘stained-glass closets’

Sep. 30, 2005

Fed up with the anti-gay rhetoric of many prominent black clergy, two black gay activists are publicly questioning whether pastoral leaders condemning gays are actually struggling with their own sexual orientation.

Activists and writers Keith Boykin and Jasmyne Cannick kicked off a five-part series, “Outing Black Pastors,” on their respective Web sites Sept. 26.

Each day for a week, the campaign profiles two black pastors that Boykin and Cannick charged have a history of homophobia and “may or may not be living behind stained-glass closets.”

The duo decided to launch the campaign while attending a gay black civil rights summit last week in Washington, D.C.

“This is a chance to give our community a chance to speak up,” Cannick said. “We’re presenting the facts. Most gay blacks go to black churches rather than gay churches, so it’s not as if we’re not already in the house. We have heard for years that this pastor and that pastor is gay. We know that some are leading double lives. It’s time to lay it out in black and white.”

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September 28th, 2005

08:55 pm - Ahimsa ...
I was looking to get a tattoo of the phrase "ahimsa" as I am very unsure of exact language - I was told that the following image was it - can anyone verify this? If not can anyone please direct me to where I can find it and get more information.

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September 21st, 2005

11:30 pm
September 16, 2005
Serving Gays Who Serve God

This spring, Brenda Oliver, depressed and desperate for spiritual sustenance, visited the church near her home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She lasted until the minister started talking about the men of Sodom who demanded that Lot let them have sex with his houseguests.

He looked straight at Ms. Oliver, a sturdy, dreadlocked woman dressed in her customary long pants and black work boots.

"The preacher said that if a bunch of gays went to his house, he'd start shooting and killing them," recalled Ms. Oliver, who is a lesbian. She walked outside, leaned on the church gate and cried.

Months later, on a humid Sunday morning, as an organ's sweet gospel music drifted out onto a grim stretch of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn from a different kind of church, called Unity Fellowship, Ms. Oliver sat in her van, nervously eating a breakfast of bacon and grits. In a few minutes, she would go inside to be baptized.

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