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Soulforce
Utilizing the principles of relentless nonviolent resistance, Soulforce is an activist organization founded in 1999 to combat the anti-gay rhetoric and polical actions of the religious right
Southern Baptists
The Southern Baptists have become the most intolerant of the major American religious denominations, especially (but not exclusively) for their opposition to equal rights for gay men and lesbians.
Spirituality
Today's glbtq spirituality movements must be seen as part of a long history in which gender-special people were considered sacred to their tribe or family because of their obvious spiritual gifts.
Tarot
A set of 78 cards with evocative imagery, the Tarot is often used in fortune-telling, and also for self-discovery, meditation, and intuitive work.
Unitarians / Universalists
The Unitarian Universalist church in the United States has been outspoken in support of human rights--including, since 1970, those of the glbtq community.
United Church of Canada
The United Church of Canada has been instrumental in the increased acceptance of glbtq rights, including same-sex marriage, in Canada.
United Church of Christ / Congregationalism
The United Church of Christ has attempted to make its churches a "place of extravagant welcome" for glbtq people.
White, James Melville "Mel"
Mel White spent over thirty years serving the Evangelical Christian community; after struggling with his homosexuality for many years, he broke his ties with anti-gay religious leaders and became a glbtq activist.
Wicca
Primarily a nature religion that seeks to commune with the divine through the contemplation and celebration of nature and its mysteries, Wicca--like other contemporary pagan traditions--celebrates our existence in this world.
YMCA
By the early twentieth-century, YMCAs had become popular havens for men who sought sex with other men.
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