Dear Queer Soul: Here’s Why It Will Be OK

Dear Queer Soul: Here’s Why It Will Be OK

Dear Queer or Questioning Soul, When GFM asked me if I could write a column about Pride Month, I struggled for weeks to figure out the direction I would take this piece. I could have written an eloquent explanation of the history of the Stonewall Uprising. I could...
Widespread Support in US for LGBTQ+ Rights

Widespread Support in US for LGBTQ+ Rights

A majority of U.S. adults across age, gender, political and religious demographics support the enactment of nondiscrimination laws to protect LGBTQ persons, according to a Public Religion Research Institute report published March 23. Overall, 76% of all respondents...
The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The United Methodist Church, with 80 million members, is undergoing a schism centered primarily around LGBTQ+ equality. Conservatives hold to a “traditional” understanding of sexuality and marriage, while progressives advocate for all Methodists’ inclusivity and...
Baylor Must Be Safe Harbor for All Students

Baylor Must Be Safe Harbor for All Students

I came out of the closet as a gay man in 1981 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I guess I’ve always known I was different but wasn’t sure what it was. The product of a Baptist upbringing in a large metro church, my chief concern was being the best Baptist I could...