HRC launched a campaign during the Christian holy season of Lent to tell the stories of LGBTQ people of faith and their allies. The campaign seeks to create an environment in which LGBTQ people of faith and their allies can practice the spiritual traditions of their faith in a welcoming, inclusive environment.
“For the third year, HRC’s Lenten Devotional campaign will honor and celebrate the ways in which religion and faith unite us -- in our places of worship and in our communities,” said Ashland Johnson, Director of Public Education & Research for the Human Rights Campaign. “Through these reflections on individual journeys of faith, love, acceptance and understanding, the faith leaders who have submitted testimonials show us that being a person of faith does not preclude you from supporting LGBTQ equality. In fact, it inspires you to do so.”
Find out more about the campaign here: http://hrc.im/Lent
People look to their faith as a source of guidance and inspiration – and LGBTQ people and our family and friends are no different. The HRC Religion and Faith Program is working to create a world where nobody is forced to choose between who they are, whom they love and what they believe. Thanks in part to this work, more and more faith communities aren’t simply engaging in dialogue around LGBTQ equality, they’re leading the conversation. They do this work not in spite of their religious beliefs but because of them.