VIDEO: “Always My Son”

Super powerful, moving video:

Always My Son is one of a series of short documentary films that are being produced by the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) to help ethnically and religiously diverse families decrease their LGBT children’s risk for suicide, substance abuse, depression, HIV, homelessness and placement in foster care or juvenile justice settings — by increasing family support.

After watching, read FAP’s family education materials and research publications. Their research shows for the first time how these family accepting and rejecting behaviors affect an LGBT young person’s health and mental health, including risk for suicide, substance abuse, HIV, self-esteem, etc.. These attitudes and behaviors also affect the whole family.

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A Petition to NYC Clergy: We Seek Fair Treatment for the LGBTQI Community of Faith

LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent launched this important petition.  We share in solidarity.  Please sign and share.  From their website:

Please raise your voice for the  LGBTQI Community of Faith

We seek fair treatment of LGBTQI people where they live and worship. Bigotry should never go unanswered. LGBTQI people should be treated as equals. Words and language that discriminates against them and places them in harm’s way must stop. Please hear the voices of the following concerned citizens and choose to make change in your house of worship.

A Petition to NYC Clergy: We Seek Fair Treatment for the LGBTQI Community of Faith | LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent.

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VIDEO: An Important Message for Gay and Lesbian Youth and Those Who Love Them

We highly recommend that you watch this video by Elizabeth Geitz.  It is a heartfelt, crystal clear message of unconditional love for LGBT youth.

Elizabeth Geitz is an Episcopal priest, popular speaker and author whose books have been hailed by people as diverse as Desmond Tutu, John Berendt, Helen Prejean, and Phyllis Tickle.

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VIDEO: “Call to Action” by Black Faith Alliance for Global LGBT Justice

Watch this amazing speech by Pastor Joseph Tolton!

Crying out against anti-gay legislation in Uganda, Pastor Tolton makes the message of the Black Faith Alliance for Global LGBT Justice clear:

“We say to the Religious Right, get out of Africa!”

He calls for the “Global decriminalization of homosexuality”

He implores “faith leaders, and particularly pastor of African descent…make your voices heard and forcefully condemn the Religious Right for its racist and homophobic actions!”

This is inspiring and important to take note.

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Thicker Than Water: Coming Soon!

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for coming to Thicker Than Water!  Thicker Than Water is a new project that works within faith communities to grow and activate a movement of people who allow no harm done to people based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

This means that we strive to create a world in which nobody misuses religion as a justification for kicking their LGBT kids out of home, for instigating or advocating laws that threaten the lives of liberty of LGBT people or for harassing anyone in school or at work based on perceived or real differences in sexual orientation or gender identity.

As we build, please be patient with the website!  We are experimenting with different models to build the most accessible, informative, powerful online tool we can.  Thank you for your patience.

 

 

 

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