February 14, 2012

By: Episcopal Young Adult and Campus Ministries

A significant number of students in my college community identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. So, when a young, black, gay man was brutally assaulted just two miles from campus, many of the students were deeply impacted. The feelings of fear, anger, and sadness hung heavily over my students,...

February 10, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Los partidarios del matrimonio de los homosexuales manifestaron su regocijo el 7 de febrero luego de que un tribunal de apelaciones dictaminó que la controversial Proposición 8 de California, que definía el matrimonio como [la unión] entre un hombre y una mujer, era...

February 7, 2012

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, today [Feb. 7] endorsed the marriage equality legislation under consideration in the Maryland legislature. Bishop Budde’s diocese includes Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and...

February 6, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Gay marriage supporters rejoiced Feb. 7 after an appellate court ruled California’s controversial Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

“Today’s 9th Circuit Court decision is not just a victory for gay and...

January 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] About 100 Ugandan gay rights activists and mourners gathered Jan. 26 to commemorate the first anniversary of the murder of David Kato.

Kato, former advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was found bludgeoned to death at his home outside Kampala on...

December 21, 2011

By: Episcopal Young Adult and Campus Ministries

At the end of the semester, I often put together a newsletter for my students and “Friends of Absalom” to remind and share with people the events of the semester. Here are a few highlights and reflections on the semester:

The Minute-to-Win-It Ramadan Party

This year marked the...

December 8, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has released educational materials and other information surrounding its plan to ask General Convention to authorize a three-year trial use of its proposed rite for blessing same-gender unions.


December 6, 2011

[Scottish Episcopal Church] The Scottish Episcopal Church has today submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation document on the registration of civil partnerships and same sex marriage through the Faith and Order Board of its General Synod.

In submitting its response...

November 17, 2011

As legislators in Uganda prepare to re-open debate on a bill that would harshly punish homosexuals, a church leader who campaigns for gay rights has renewed his call for tolerance and compassion.

Christopher Ssenyonjo, former Anglican bishop of West Buganda diocese, said in an Nov. 18...

November 3, 2011

Same-sex couples will be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in houses of worship in England and Wales, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced in the U.K. Parliament on Nov. 2.

"The government is advancing equality for LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) people and ensuring...