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New IFB church member arrested for threatening to kill LGBTQ people

Reading Time: 5 minutes On Friday, 27-year-old Tyler Dinsmoor was arrested by the Oak Harbor Police Department in Washington after threatening to kill LGBTQ people at the Anacortes Pride Parade the following day. According to court documents, Dinsmoor posted on social media that he “might not make it through this f** month,” and he “was 9mm away from fedposting […]

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With Pride flags in hand, Seattle Pacific graduates protested anti-LGBTQ bigotry

Reading Time: 2 minutes During Seattle Pacific University’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, a number of students receiving their diploma in one hand while handing rainbow flags to the anti-LGBTQ school president. It was an extension of a peaceful protest that’s been going on for weeks in opposition to the school’s new policy effectively blocking the hiring of openly LGBTQ […]

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To bi or not to bi?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Growing up in Orange County California, where money was king, Reagan was God, and Rush Limbaugh his prophet, that was the question. Homosexuality was not an appropriate discussion topic. Ever. Gays were icky, and we should just pretend they don’t exist at all. Especially if you’re Catholic, or pretending to be. By the time I […]

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GOP candidate: Supporters of ‘LGBTQ indoctrination’ should be executed

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s not just Christian hate-preachers who are calling for LGBTQ people or those who support them to be executed by the government. Mark Burns, the résumé-padding, culture war-obsessed MAGA cultist and Christian pastor running in the Republican primary for Congress in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, is also getting in on the action. Burns wasn’t specifically […]

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House of Our Queer: Community organizing for the queer spirit 

Reading Time: 6 minutes For too long, spiritual wellness and religious communities have been largely run by institutional leaders who center white, cisgender, heterosexual, monogamous people. Because of this, many LGBTQ+ people like me have experienced pain from our religious backgrounds or have felt cut off from a spiritual or faith-based practice.  This is a problem because spirituality—rooted in […]

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How South LA BIPOC youth are shutting down ‘Don’t Say Gay’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nationwide, escalating homophobic and transphobic right-wing attacks are threatening the mental health and wellness of queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming youth. This spring, Women’s Leadership Project 9th and 10th graders led presentations on LGBTQI+ school climate, identity, and allyship in South L.A. classrooms and during WLP’s annual LGBTQI+ Youth of Color Institute. Utilizing GLSEN’s (Gay and […]

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Students are protesting Seattle Pacific University’s homophobic hiring policies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s what’s not surprising: Last week, the administration at Seattle Pacific University, a private Christian college in Washington, chose to keep in place “lifestyle expectations” in their contracts effectively blocking the hiring of openly LGBTQ people. Here’s what is surprising: The students are revolting. It’s not like this issue arose out of nowhere. More than a […]