Local MCCers and Churches in the News

9 Dec 2018 HIV prevention and control program (Philippines)

3 Dec 2018 What Cuba’s Religious Fundamentalists Want to Sweep Under the Carpet

1 Dec 2018 Former President George H.W. Bush Remembered on World AIDS Day (California, USA)

1 Dec 2018 Villanueva: Yearend festivities (Philippines)

30 Nov 2018 Letter: Thanks to MCC, UCC to provide safe refuge (Delaware, USA)

30 Nov 2018 World AIDS Day event Dec. 1 at Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church (Texas, USA)

28 Nov 2018 Local church to host memorial service for World AIDS Day (Texas, USA)

27 Nov 2018 Celebrate the Best of LGBTQ RVA With Diversity Richmond (USA)

26 Nov 2018 D.C. activists reflect on Trans Day of Remembrance (USA)

21 Nov 2018 ‘Every Gay Bell And Whistle We Could Think Of’: Brisbane Couple Share Their Wedding (Australia)

21 Nov 2018 “Somos homosexuales por gracia de Dios” (Argentina)

20 Nov 2018 WF church honors 24 lives lost as a result of hate crimes in 2018 (Texas, USA)

20 Nov 2018 On Transgender Day of Remembrance, advocates honor lives lost to violence (D.C. USA)

20 Nov 2018 After PA synagogue shooting, Sha’ar Zahav to enhance security (California, USA)

2 Nov 2018 Statement on Baraboo High School Photo (Wisconsin, USA)

10 Nov 2018 Pat Rocco, Gay Film Pioneer and Co-Founder of LA Pride, Has Died (California, USA)

10 Nov 2018 Trans Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20 (D.C. USA)

10 Nov 2018 Many in faith community in solidarity after deadly Pittsburgh synagogue shooting (Tennessee, USA)

7 Nov 2018 Affirmations Hosts ‘Transgender and Thriving’ Workshop via MCC-D (Michigan, USA)

7 Nov 2018 A man who battled drug addiction is making things right in his community (Iowa, USA)

6 Nov 2018 Need a ride to the polls in Wichita County? Local church will drive you for free (Texas, USA)

5 Nov 2018 A local church standing by the transgender community (Iowa, USA) 

31 Oct 2018 A plea for solidarity against violence and hate (Alaska, USA)

31 Oct 2018 Local religious leaders speak out against anti-semitism at City Hall (Florida, USA)

25 Oct 2018 Long, Dark History of West Hollywood’s Barney Beanery Against the LGBTQ+ Community (California, USA)

25 Oct 2018 Out Front opener explores gay bar massacre 40 years before Pulse (Georgia, USA)

25 Oct 2018 Birmingham aces, Auburn flunks new LGBT report on Alabama cities (USA)

22 Oct 2018 Portage church recognizes individual, group for devotion to human rights (Indiana, USA)

19 Oct 2018 Wilmington church receives donations after Hurricane Florence, tries to repay favor (North Carolina, USA)

19 Oct 2018 Introducing OUR PRIDE Video Fest (California, USA)

19 Oct 2018 LGBTQ History Month: Early pioneers of the gay rights movement (USA)

17 Oct 2018 Award Winning Best Selling Author Davina Kotulski’s Book ‘It’s Never Too Late to Be Your Self: Follow Your Inner Compass and Take Back Your Life’ Highly Praised (California, USA)

17 Oct 2018 Michigan Faith Leaders Launch New Initiative for LGBTQ Equality (USA)

15 Oct 2018 The murder of Anthony Adams: A four-decade-old mystery that Salt Lake City police are still investigating (Utah, USA)

13 Oct 2018 Carter, Aliveness Project to be honored for social justice, GLBTQ inclusion efforts (Illinois, USA)

10 Oct 2018 Brisbane Church Calls On MPs To Protect Students From Discrimination (Australia)

10 Oct 2018 Local Author is Divinely Queer in New Book (Michigan, USA)

10 Oct 2018 Inclusive Justice Brings LGBTQ Conference to MCC-D (Michigan, USA)

10 Oct 2018 Remembering Rev. Houston Burnside, Jr.

9 Oct 2018 Rev. Troy Perry celebrates MCC’s 50th anniversary (California, USA)

8 Oct 2018 International religious leader urge repeal of Caribbean anti-LGBT laws

5 Oct 2018 Federal court strikes down homeless camping law. That may not stop Kennewick (Washington, USA)

5 Oct 2018 First LGBTQ+ Church in Los Angeles Celebrates 50 years of Resilience and Acceptance (California, USA)

3 Oct 2018 Rental housing proposed for former Castro church site (California, USA)

3 Oct 2018 East-end Toronto church fundraiser benefits refugee program (Canada)

3 Oct 2018 An important dialogue between members of LGBTQ community and Minneapolis Police (Minnesota, USA)

29 Sep 2018 Neighbours join Leaside couple for renewal ceremony at home where alleged Bruce McArthur victims found (Canada)

29 Sep 2018 LA Pride Leaders Communicate Plans at a Forum That Becomes a Bit Contentious (California, USA)

27 Sep 2018 Vile Anti-Gay Posters From Neo-Nazi Group Seen In Townsville (Queensland, Australia)

27 Sep 2018 Gay Chicago Rewind: Gay life in Chicago this week, back in… 1978, 1982 and 1993 (USA)

26 Sep 2018 Inclusive Brisbane Church Plastered With Neo-Nazi Stickers After Pride March (Australia)

26 Sep 2018 Open military service is critical to freedom (California, USA)

23 Sep 2018 The 1993 March on Washington remembered (Photo Essay)

21 Sep 2018 Open house Sunday at rebuilt United Church of Christ (Washington, USA)

20 Sep 2018 Beyond Pride: Daring to bring the LGBT struggle back to the streets (Philippines)

20 Sep 2018 PFLAG Brings Hope to Local LGBTQ Allies (New York, USA)

20 Sep 2018 Community news: Sunday discussions to focus on racism (Texas, USA)

20 Sep 2018 Remembering the 1993 March on Washington (D.C., USA)

20 Sep 2018 Wilmington Church Needs Help following Hurricane (North Carolina, USA)

19 Sep 2018 Kansas Food Bank expansion presents challenge for local church’s food pantry (USA)

19 Sep 2018 MCC-D 201: Ministry Releases First Publication on 46th Anniversary, Seeks to Become ‘Program-Size’ Church (D.C., USA)

19 Sep 2018 Rev. Troy Perry reflects on 50 years of Metropolitan Community Church (USA)

19 Sep 2018 Church needs help catching up with food bank expansion (Kansas, USA)

17 Sep 2018 Calgary church asks minister of border security to prevent sermons by visiting ‘homophobic’ pastor (Canada)

11 Sep 2018 Rev. Troy Perry, a Founder of LA Pride Parade and Metropolitan Community Churches, to Be Honored at Event Next Month (California, USA)

7 Sep 2018 Friday’s letters: 3D gun blueprints (North Carolina, USA)

7 Sep 2018 Here’s where ‘sidewalk camping’ is now banned in Kennewick (Washington, USA)

6 Sep 2018 Portage continues to be divided over police, schools safety dispute (Indiana, USA)

5 Sep 2018 The opioid epidemic: Trying to do better for loved ones taken too soon (Minnesota, USA)

2 Sep 2018 ‘Combating Hate’ will be theme of Church Women United program (Iowa, USA)

2 Sep 2018 Missoula’s rainbow crosswalk the next chapter in history of LGBTQ rights in Montana (USA)

29 Aug 2018 Gays Against Guns protests at SF FedEx store (California, USA)

29 Aug 2018 Council policies are ‘killing homeless’ says pastor (UK)

28 Aug 2018 Vigil protesting family separation held in Brookfield (Virginia, USA)

27 Aug 2018 Harrisburg free clinic appoints new executive director (Pennsylvania, USA)

22 Aug 2018 Panhandle Equality hosts PRIDE event, sees continued growth (Texas, USA)

18 Aug 2018 Davenport artist paints the town with pride (Iowa, USA)

18 Aug 2018 Sidewalk campers were hurting these Kennewick businesses. A city crackdown is helping (Washington, USA)

17 Aug 2018 LGBTQ heritage districts strive to preserve vanishing culture (California, USA)

12 Aug 2018 Delaware Pride Holds 21st Annual Festival (USA)

11 Aug 2018 PRISM PRESS: Meet Them Where They Are (Alaska, USA)

10 Aug 2018 Chestnut Hill United to launch camp for trans children next summer (Pennsylvania, USA)

10 Aug 2018 2018 Pride grand marshals named (Texas, USA)

9 Aug 2018 45 Years Later: Remembering The “Upstairs Inferno” That Claimed The Lives Of 32 LGBTQ People In New Orleans (Louisianna, USA)

9 Aug 2018 Service Man (Virginia, USA)

9 Aug 2018 D.C. church backs ‘shaming’ of LGBT people (USA)

8 Aug 2018 Flashing Back to the Past – the ’90s (Michigan, USA)

7 Aug 2018 Omaha to celebrate National Night Out Tuesday (Nebraska, USA)

7 Aug 2018 Washington County health program has taken in thousands of dirty syringes (Maryland, USA)

7 Aug 2018 Walter Alvarez – Memorial (Maryland, USA)

2 Aug 2018 EDITORIAL: Jenkins, Daughtry left indelible mark on downtown (North Carolina, USA)

2 Aug 2018 BA unfit to sponsor Pride while deporting gay asylum seekers (UK)

1 Aug 2018 Developer to partially preserve former LGBT church (California, USA)

1 Aug 2018 Iconic Wilmington tour guide Bob Jenkins dies (North Carolina, USA)

27 Jul 2018 Faith in the LGBTQ family (North Carolina, USA)

25 Jul 2018 Art Valet: Clay Houston presents an indoor ceramic pop up (Texas, USA)

24 Jul 2018 He Died In An Infamous Arson At A Gay Bar. Now, His Family Is Trying To Find His Remains (Louisianna, USA)

20 Jul 2018 Voting open for Pride grand marshals (Texas, USA)

19 Jul 2018 Eight Pennsylvania Cities Have Now Banned Conversion Therapy on LGBTQ Youth (USA)

18 Jul 2018 Plans questioned for former LGBT church site (California, USA)

18 Jul 2018 EPISO, Border Interfaith call for a humane immigration policy (Texas, USA)

18 Jul 2018 Homeless hangout is fraying nerves in Kennewick. Some businesses are moving (Washington, USA)

18 Jul 2018 BOOKS 45 years ago, talking UpStairs tragedy with Robert W. Fieseler (Louisianna, USA)

18 Jul 2018 Bethlehem City Council Passes Measure Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’ (Pennsylvania, USA)

17 Jul 2018 One Human Family holds ‘fun raiser’ at Hickory Gardens (Iowa, USA)

16 Jul 2018 Bourne Free Pride parade in Bournemouth (United Kingdom)

14 Jul 2018 Pastora transexual quer se eleger deputada (Brazil)

14 Jul 2018 Social Success at First Veteran LGBTQ Event in Omaha (Nebraska, USA)

13 Jul 2018 Winston center creates directory resource, Affinity open house slated (North Carolina, USA)

12 Jul 2018 Can Religious Fundamentalism Block Same Sex Marriage in Cuba?

11 Jul 2018 2018 Inclusion Award legacy winners (Colorado, USA)

8 Jul 2018 These Churches Have Joined Forces To Try And Be More LGBTQ Inclusive (United Kingdom)

7 Jul 2018 Timeline of local LGBT history (California, USA)

7 Jul 2018 ‘View UpStairs’ goes back in time to tragic fire in the gay community of 1973 New Orleans (Louisianna, USA)

5 Jul 2018 Bethlehem council backs ban on conversion therapy (Pennsylvannia, USA)

4 Jul 2018 Ivor Caplin, to speak at The Village MCC (United Kingdom)

4 Jul 2018 Book remembers devastating 1973 fire at gay New Orleans bar (Louisiana, USA)

3 Jul 2018 Pride in the Philippines: Slow steps toward liberation

3 Jul 2018 Mobile continues to be national media darling (Alabama, USA)

30 Jun 2018 Anti-LGBT group holds own rally at Pride parade in Marikina, gets called ‘Bible idolaters’ (Philipines)

29 Jun 2018 Love and Pride in Alabama: A Photo Album (USA)

29 Jun 2018 Church starts caregiver support (North Carolina, USA)

28 Jun 2018 Houstonians head to border to protest separation of immigrant families (Texas, USA)

28 Jun 2018 Immigration protesters head to border to rally for family reunification (Texas, USA)

27 Jun 2018 Kemptown MP to speak at Village MCC Pride service (United Kingdom)

27 Jun 2018 Local church launches network for long-term survivors of HIV (Florida, USA)

26 Jun 2018 Austin couple shares love story three years after same-sex marriage is legalized (Texas, USA)

26 Jun 2018 Three years ago the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. What that means for churches remains murky (USA)

26 Jun 2018 Toronto’s new gay pastor hopes to inspire the next generation (Canada)

26 Jun 2018 Taking a knee for the gay community (Canada)

26 Jun 2018 Remembering 32 victims killed in UpStairs Lounge fire (Louisiana, USA)

25 Jun 2018 WF Pastor to speak at ‘red flag’ law hearing in Austin (Texas, USA)

23 Jun 2018 Check out this list of events for Pride Week (Virginia, USA)

22 Jun 2018 What’s happening at Pride this weekend (Canada)

22 Jun 2018 New Evidence Shows That During the 1973 UpStairs Lounge Arson, Gays Had to Take Rescue Efforts Into Their Own Hands (Louisiana, USA)

22 Jun 2018 CASA, Pastor raise awareness of LGBTQ children in welfare system (Texas, USA)

22 Jun 2018 Saint Mary’s Father Bob Kus retiring after 20-year career as priest (North Carolina, USA)

21 Jun 2018 Gay Chicago Rewind: Gay life in Chicago this week, back in… 1982, 1999 and 2002 (Illinois, USA)

20 Jun 2018 What’s next for LA Pride? (California, USA)

20 Jun 2018 LGBTQ+, allies gather for SC oral arguments on marriage equality (Philippines)

19 Jun 2018 Same-sex marriage petitioner asking SC for ‘freedom to love’ (Philippines)

18 Jun 2018 Pride Events in Houston Focus on LGBTQ Immigrants, Refugees (Texas, USA)

18 Jun 2018 11 LGBTQ Historic Landmarks In New York City (USA)

16 Jun 2018 Photos & Video: Baton Rouge Pride Festival 2018 celebrates LGBTQ diversity and culture (Louisiana, USA)

15 Jun 2018 South Carolina: Author Presentation, Dem Pride, Bingo Glitters (South Carolina, USA)

15 Jun 2018 Indiana GOP platform shows a party wrestling with social issues (USA)

15 Jun 2018 Caring for the LGBTQ community (North Carolina, USA)

15 Jun 2018 Retiring pastor’s exit from Abilene’s Exodus church brings tears, words of praise (Texas, USA)

14 Jun 2018 Pride in Pictures 2000: Sylvia Rivera & our transgender leaders n(New York, USA)

14 Jun 2018 Show of pride: Baton Rouge’s Pride Fest continues to grow, expects 14000 for 2018 festival (Louisiana, USA)

13 Jun 2018 Towns within a few hours’ drive of D.C. have major Pride events planned (Virginia, USA)

13 Jun 2018 Candidates to speak at LGBT festival (Georgia, USA)

13 Jun 2018 Pulse vigil tonight in Gulfport (Florida, USA)

12 Jun 2018 For LGBTQI Month: How QDEP Creates Options for Queer & Immigrant Detainees (New York, USA)

12 Jun 2018 Pride Is Growing, With Some Pains (California, USA)

11 Jun 2018 The forgotten inferno: Tinderbox and the Up Stairs Lounge fire (Louisiana, USA)

11 Jun 2018 Motor City Pride: Rainbows Abound, Defying Drizzle (Michigan, USA)

10 Jun 2018 Motor City Pride spirit not dampened by rain (Michigan USA)

9 Jun 2018 Photo Flash: The Stars Come Out in Support of LGBTQ Community and to Honor Stephanie Beatriz and Julie Newmar (California, USA)

9 Jun 2018 Local ministers ask for immigrant support (Tennessee, USA)

8 Jun 2018 Exodus MCC pastor retiring (Texas, USA)

7 Jun 2018 #ResistMarch remembered (California, USA)

7 Jun 2018 After Last Year’s #Resist March, L.A. Pride Returns in a Festive Mood (california, USA)

6 Jun 2018 LA Pride 2018: History of the parade, hostility from Los Angeles police (California, USA)

5 Jun 2018 How Should Pride Respond to Cakeshop? (California, USA)

5 Jun 2018 Equality Kansas on Supreme Court cake ruling: ‘It’s a combination of frustration and anger’ (Kansas, USA)

3 Jun 2018 LGBT community mourns lives lost in Toronto tragedies in candlelight vigil (Canada)

2 Jun 2018 Seminary professor writes book about one church’s journey to an open and affirming ministry (Pennsylvania, USA)

1 Jun 2018 In their words: How Quad-Citians define pride (Illinois, USA)

31 May 2018 Your Complete Guide to Houston Pride (Texas, USA)

31 May 2018 Pride, Pride and more Pride with events running through mid-June (D.C. USA)

31 May 2018 Mom of Sandy Hook victim shares message in Wilmington (North Carolina, USA)

30 May 2018 ‘Pro-Gay’ Pope Feted on Telemundo (California, USA)

30 May 2018 Pride in the Past (Utah, USA)

25 May 2018 Minnesota clergy members lead the way in new Poor People’s Campaign (USA)

25 May 2018 MCC Church in Boynton Beach Concerned about Vandals & Break-ins (Florida, USA)

24 May 2018 Gay friendly church in Cuba has a close, powerful friend — a Castro

23 May 2018 Poor People’s Campaign puts bodies on the line (Minnesota, USA)

23 May 2018 ‘Let’s Talk Guns’ series sets stage for dialogue (Texas, USA)

22 May 2018 Author and Former Detroiter Carl Mitchell Dies at 86 (Michigan, USA)

20 May 2018 Church holds pride service at San Jacinto Plaza (Texas, USA)

19 May 2018 Pastor of LGBT church sees progress in sign changes at Wichita Falls nightclub (Texas, USA)

18 May 2018 Leading with Hope (Texas, USA)

18 May 2018 Before Santa Fe High School shooting, Wichita Falls church had planned ‘Let’s Talk Guns’ (Texas, USA)

18 May 2018 “Mariela Castro no debería usar la estola, símbolo de la autoridad de Cristo”

17 May 2018 Pride in Pictures 1970: LA Pride welcomes the Metropolitan Community Church (California, USA)

15 May 2018 ‘We need a groundswell’: 2018 Poor People’s Campaign kicks off in St. Paul (Minnesota, USA)

15 May 2018 Poor People’s Campaign activists arrested at State Capitol protest (Minnesota, USA)

14 May 2018 LGBT church in Gardens launches network for long-term HIV survivors (Florida, USA)

13 May 2018 Sanford Army Chaplain fights for husband, who is facing deportation to Honduras (North Carolina, USA)

12 May 2018 Renowned cookbook author Hoppin’ John Taylor donates papers to College of Charleston (South Carolina, USA)

11 May 2018 LRAC votes to remain Christian-only organization (Delaware, USA)

11 May 2018 Boynton church concerned about recent break-ins, vandalism (Florida, USA)

9 May 2018 News Briefs: Panel looks at California marriage ruling (California, USA)

9 May 2018 Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay to present ‘Tyler’s Suite’ (Florida, USA)

8 May 2018 MCC of Greater Dallas is ceasing operations (Texas, USA)

7 May 2018 Inclusiveness Is an Asset to Major LGBT-Affirming Churches and Synagogues (Canada)

5 May 2018 Another burglary leaves church members feeling less secure (Florida, USA)

2 May 2018 Historic City Council Election in Roanoke (Virginia, USA)

2 May 2018 The same-sex couples saying ‘I do’ in electorates that voted No (Australia)

30 April 2018 Thousands pay tribute at vigil for Toronto van attack victims

29 April 2018 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pays tribute to victims of Toronto van attack (Canada)

25 April 2018 What can you do to help LGBT refugees? (Canada)

25 April 2018 Amid anti-gay sentiment, LGBT-affirming churches provide fellowship and advocacy

25 April 2018 The best response to violence is to help your neighbor (Tennessee, USA)

25 April 2018 Business Leadership Fund endorses Bestpitch, Cobb, Ferris, and Foley (Virginia, USA)

20 April 2018 Joe Cobb sees a calling in running for Roanoke council seat (Virginia, USA)

19 April 2018 Chris Kerr Memorial Set for April 28 at Resurrection MCC (Texas, USA)

18 April 2018 After Parkland, these students became activists. Will their movement last? (Florida, USA)

17 April 2018 Cobb: The case for Cobb (Virginia, USA)

15 April 2018 Gloria Hoegger, Memorial (Iowa, USA)

13 April 2018 Equality Virginia Honors 2018 OUTstanding Virginians at Annual Equality Dinner Saturday (USA)

13 April 2018 Topeka pastor preparing for European LGBT conference (Kansas, USA)

11 April 2018 Does Austin Need an LGBTQ Center? (Texas, USA)

11 April 2018 TransLiance sets meeting on gender-fluidity in children April 22 (Delaware, USA)

9 April 2018 Granddaughter of Holocaust survivors: Stories need to be told (Kansas, USA)

8 April 2018 Welcome, not just tolerated: Employers work to create inclusive workplaces(Virginia, USA)

7 April 2018 Tampa ‘Town Hall For Our Lives’ strictly a Democratic affair (Florida, USA)

6 April 2018 Next Step in Fight Against Gun Violence – Town Halls (Florida, USA)

5 April 2018 Tougaw: Don’t let a bad experience with religion destroy faith

5 April 2018 Motorcycle crash survivor shares his story (Texas, USA)

4 April 2018 29th Annual Bayard Rustin Breakfast to Honor LGBT People of Color Working to End HIV/AIDS (Massachusetts, USA)

4 April 2018 4 science-trained faith leaders share what still gives them goosebumps (Canada)

4 April 2018 It happened before (Canada)

1 April 2018 A new ‘Face’ in ministry: Facebook Live brings church to the parishioners (Maryland, USA)

30 March 2018 RiverWoods hosts Good Friday service (Pennsylvania, USA)

30 March 2018 SPIRITUALITY 2018: Inner city, small town MCC church experiences vastly different (Maryland/DC, USA)

30 March 2018 Good Friday Cross Walk (Virginia, USA)

29 March 2018 Faith and Values: Everyday resurrection is seeing the potential for growth in everyone (Pennsylvania, USA)

27 March 2018 Therapy to change a child’s sexual orientation will be banned in Milwaukee (USA)

26 March 2018 First Ever Hampton Roads Transgender Day of Visibility this April (Virginia, USA)

25 March 2018 Gun control rallies take place across U.S., around the world (Florida, USA)

16 March 2018 MCC Honors Transgender Youth Activist with ‘Seth Tooley Day’ (Michigan, USA)

12 March 2018 My Grandparents Created PFLAG (New York, USA)

12 March 2018 ‘Love Wins’ concert postponed amid criticism from LGBTQ community (Canada)

12 March 2018 Black Women Rise: Annual event in Palm Beach County celebrates women of color (Florida, USA)

9 March 2018 Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities chili cook off (Iowa, USA)

7 March 2018 SC sets oral arguments on petition seeking same-sex marriage (Philippines)

5 March 2018 Palm Springs Human Rights Commission Presents Community Service Awards (California, USA)

1 March 2018 Was police chief blaming the victims? (Canada)

1 March 2018 BTL Celebrates 25 Years of LGBTQ Publishing with Kick-Off Event at March 11 Expo (Michigan, USA)

1 March 2018 One Human Family to distribute signs and flyers for a welcoming community (Iowa, USA)

1 March 2018 Teología Queer cuestiona represión, machismo y jerarquías en las religiones: Afirma Judith Vázquez Teóloga Feminista en Querétaro

26 February 2018 Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble’s latest production asks big questions about faith, loyalty (Kansas, USA)

22 February 2018 Grants given out for Guerneville homeless services (California, USA)

21 February 2018 Metropolitan Community Church in Amarillo (Texas, USA)

19 February 2018 Diverse gathering participates in vigil for Parkland shooting (Iowa, USA)

19 February 2018 Valdez: We all should have an opportunity (Texas, USA)

19 February 2018 Tributes to Brian Armstrong RIP (United Kingdom)

19 February 2018 “I’ve always been a fighter”: Transgender sailor won’t give up

19 February 2018 Sean Thomas will be in concert at MCC of the Quad-Cities (Iowa, USA)

15 February 2018 New Poor People’s Campaign calls for 40 days of nonviolent protest (Minnesota, USA)

15 February 2018 California governor’s race: Newsom’s new ad features 2004 marriages (USA)

14 February 2018 Some churches add glitter to the gray on Ash Wednesday to show unity with LGBT community (North Carolina, USA)

14 February 2018 Multi-faith vigil honours the 5 men named as Bruce McArthur’s alleged victims

14 February 2018 Same-sex marriage is legal, so will churches embrace it? (Victoria, Australia)

14 February 2018 Police criticized in gay men’s killings (Canada)

12 February 2018 Heartwarming And Heartbreaking, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Transports The Audience To 1973 To Show How Far, Or Not, The LGBTIQ Fight For Acceptance Has Come. (New South Wales, Australia)

12 February 2018 Killings in Toronto’s Gay Community Expose ‘an Open Wound’ With Police (Canada)

12 February 2018 New bill to ban conversion therapy in Michigan introduced by state reps (USA)

9 February 2018 Society Made Queer Men Of Colour A White Killer’s Prey (Canada)

9 February 2018 Remains of at least 6 people found in potted plants in Canadian serial killer probe

9 February 2018 It’s not just police who have something to answer for in the wake of Toronto’s serial murders (Canada)

9 February 2018 Keeping the Faith: A service for the unnamed (California, USA)

7 February 2018 Martha Jean DiCosimo – Obituary (Connecticut, USA)

7 February 2018 ‘Minha vida é dos meus filhos’: pastora trans fala sobre ser mãe (Brazil)

7 February 2018 Race For Roanoke City Council Heats Up (Virginia, USA)

7 February 2018 B RIGHT ON LGBT Festival: Free big screen showing of ‘The Shack’ (United Kingdom)

7 February 2018 New LGBTQ archive at College of Charleston receives grant to help document neglected era of history (North Carolina, USA)

7 February 2018 Vigil to mourn victims of alleged serial killer in Toronto (Canada)

7 February 2018 Poor People’s Campaign Promises “Massive Wave” Of Actions Against Rising Racism, Poverty (Minnesota, USA)

1 February 2018 Candlelight vigils, increased support for shocked community as investigation into alleged serial killer continues (Canada)

30 January 2018 B BRIGHT ON Festival: Village MCC host LGBT+ Mind, Body, Spirit Fair (United Kingdom)

29 January 2018 Why Lupe Valdez is running for governor and why she thinks she can win (Texas, USA)

25 January 2018 A Dream Wedding: Couple Ties the Knot in Prince Charming Ceremony (Michigan, USA)

25 January 2018 Portage council criticized for passing ‘lightweight’ human rights ordinance (Indiana, USA)

24 January 2018 Memorial for homeless fills Odd Fellows Hall (California, USA)

22 January 2018 Recalling the Originator of MCC SA’s Love’s Day Tradition (California, USA)

22 January 2018 Portage to consider human rights ordinance (Indiana, USA)

18 January 2018 Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto installs new senior pastor

15 January 2018 Roanoke LGBT Library finds home as research collection in Roanoke Diversity Center (Virginia, USA)

12 January 2018 Outspoken, pro-LGBTQ Christian pastor John Pavlovitz visits Resurrection MCC. (Texas, USA)

10 January 2018 Rev. Dr. James Stephen Burns

10 January 2018 Honrando el Milagroso Cristo Negro de Esquipulas

9 January 2018 Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Mississippi LGBT law (USA)

8 January 2018 Website scores churches on the transparency of their LGBTQ policies

8 January 2018 Joe Cobb formally announces bid for City Council

7 January 2018 Cumple 20 años iglesia abierta a comunidad gay

3 January 2018 2017 Around the World: Progress and Persecution For LGBT People

3 January 2018 LGBT people: ‘Sisters are on our side!’

2 January 2018 Las Vegas vigil remembers transgender group. (Nevada, USA)

1 January 2018 Open Arms MCC in Pahoa to welcome new pastor

28 December 2017 MCC-SF’s brick memorial likely can’t be salvaged

28 December 2017 Joe Cobb to formally announce candidacy for Roanoke City Council

27 December 2017 Kwanzaa: Celebrating Who We Are and Who We Can Become

27 December 2017 Brent Hawkes retires after 40 years

27 December 2017 Brent Hawkes, pastor who officiated Canada’s first legal gay marriages, delivers final Christmas Eve sermon

24 December 2017 Palm Springs Community Service Awards recipients announced

22 December 2017 Faith Leaders Must Support Trans Siblings; Reject Religious Bigotry

15 December 2017 Comment sought on demolition plan for old MCC-SF site (California, USA)

13 December 2017 Compass Commemorates World AIDS Day (Florida, USA)

13 December 2017 Pride Community Advisory Council meets for first time (California, USA)

13 December 2017 Prayer vigil held in memory of gun violence victims (North Carolina, USA)

13 December 2017 Milwaukee Metropolitan Church Offers Light for the Holidays (Wisconsin, USA)

13 December 2017 MCC elder talks Cajun roots, faith and lesbian polyamorous relationship

11 December 2017 600 homeless people treated to festive season feast (South Africa)

11 December 2017 Juli Kay Ganoe – Memorial (Iowa, USA)

8 December 2017 Ex-skinhead to speak at no-hate symposium (Iowa, USA)

8 December 2017 Arrington, Wayne Henry (Virginia, USA)

8 December 2017 LGBTQ Church In PB Gardens Observes World AIDS Day With Artist/Activist Mary Fisher (California, USA)

7 December 2017 Rolling the Stone Away: LGBTQI Elders Meet the Next Generation of Christian Activists at a watershed conference

6 December 2017 Pastor Leslie Jackson is finally living his dream at Cathedral of Hope Houston. (Texas, USA)

5 December 2017 El Paso County Health Board Halts Needle Exchange Plan (Colorado, USA)

5 December 2017 NEW ON DVD: ‘UPSTAIRS INFERNO’ (Louisiana, USA)

1 December 2017 Trans protester declined offer to meet with police chief (D.C. USA)

30 November 2017 World Aids Day In Minnesota: Statistics, Tests, Treatment Info (Minnesota, USA)

30 November 2017 World AIDS Day events in Chicagoland (Illinois, USA)

30 November 2017 LGBTQ Church Opens ENOUGH FOR ALL Thrift Store In Lake Worth Plaza Shopping Center (California, USA)

30 November 2017 Grindr, Faith & Little Richard – How I Ended Up In A Gay Church (USA)

28 November 2017 AK Souffle: Truth (United Kingdom)

27 November 2017 Open Mic II – ‘The Gift’ – Christmas Eve service with The Village MCC (United Kingdom)

27 November 2017 Christmas on the streets with MCC (United Kingdom)

23 November 2017 Community Memorializes 487 Transgender Lives Lost to Violence in the Past Year (Michigan, USA)

23 November 2017 Coming Out in Religion: Rabbi Is ‘Blessed to Say LGBT Lives Matter’ (USA)

23 November 2017 Patches of AIDS Quilt Coming to Fort Lauderdale, Lake Worth (Florida, USA)

23 November 2017 Judge Permanently Blocks Trump Sanctuary Cities Order (California, USA)

23 November 2017 Washington’s LGBTQ+ Community, Allies, Mark Transgender Day Of Remembrance (USA)

20 November 2017 Metropolitan Community Church Illiana hosting Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil Nov. 20 (Indiana, USA)

20 November 2017 D.C. man charged with hitting trans woman with car pleads guilty (USA)

20 November 2017 Pueblo observance planned for Transgender Day of Remembrance (Colorado, USA)

20 November 2017 Faith and Values: Desperately seeking unconditional love (Pennsylvania, USA)

20 November 2017 Push for return of Georgia hate crime laws gaining traction ahead of new legislative year Working to bring back Georgia hate crime laws (Georgia, USA)

18 November 2017 Benjamin F. Dillingham III has died at the age of 72 (California, USA)

17 November 2017 Encabeza Obispa Retiro Nacional de Fraternidad de Iglesias Incluyentes ICM (Mexico)

16 November 2017 Faith Matters: We Matter (Washington, USA)

16 November 2017 Talking ‘the talk’: HCISD program encourages big talks between parents, students (Texas, USA)

16 November 2017 D.C.’s Trans Day of Remembrance set for Nov. 20 (USA)

15 November 2017 Gardens church raises $61,000 to replace organ fried by burglars (Florida, USA)

13 November 2017 Local churches talk security after Texas church shooting (Georgia, USA)

9 November 2017 Louis R. Escobar, Obituary (Pennsylvania, USA)

8 November 2017 Over the Rainbow…Literally (Wisconsin, USA)

7 November 2017 Gun control in a place of worship (Texas, USA)

6 November 2017 Rev Peta Evans, Associate Pastor of The Village MCC in Brighton, reflects on the city they love – and they’re relationship with it (United Kingdom)

3 November 2017 Village MCC – guest preacher, Rev Kate Harford (United Kingdom)

3 November 2017 Bruce W. Ashcraft, Jr. – Obituary (Florida, USA)

2 November 2017 THEATER REVIEW Upstairs: The Musical (Illinois, USA)

2 November 2017 Scapegoating Gays Again (Wisconsin, USA)

2 November 2017 Faith and freedom for LGBTI people | Faith Matters (New York, USA)

2 November 2017 Watch: Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki labels NZ’s gay clergy ‘contamination in churches’, in new sermon

1 November 2017 Judge Opens New Path to Challenge Mississippi Anti-LGBT Law (USA)

30 October 2017 Toronto Theatre guru Ernest J. Schwarz broke boundaries of the stage (Ontario, Canada)

30 October 2017 Bringing light to the domestic and sexual violence (Iowa, USA)

28 October 2017 Rainbow Chorus Chair to speak at The Village MCC this Sunday (United Kingdom)

25 October 2017 MCCQC hosts candlelight service (Iowa, USA)

25 October 2017 SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Tragic LGBTQ event inspires musical (United Kingdom)

18 October 2017 Green MP to speak at The Village MCC this Sunday (United Kingdom)

16 October 2017 Waco celebrates LGBT pride with Out on the Brazos festival (Texas, USA)

13 October 2017 San Diego MCC extends help to Puerto Rico’s MCC churches (California, USA)

13 October 2017 One chapter ends, another begins for Toronto’s Dr. Rev. Brent Hawkes (Ontario, Canada)

11 October 2017 Switchboard CEO to speak at Village MCC (United Kingdom)

9 October 2017 Brent Hawkes’s successor knows he has big pews to fill at Metropolitan Community Church (Ontario, Canada)

9 October 2017 Heroes of Harvey: Restoring Resurrection (Texas, USA)

9 October 2017 Brandon Robertson book launch at The Village MCC (United Kingdom)

7 October 2017 Iglesia Presenta a su Primer Pastor Trans (United Kingdom)

6 October 2017 LGBTQ Christians come together at Rolling the Stone Away Conference (Missouri, USA)

6 October 2017 Faith and HIV in America, Then and Now (California, USA)

6 October 2017 U.S. wrong on U.N. death penalty resolution, LGBT-affirming pastor says (Louisiana, USA)

6 October 2017 Faith, God and Family: Examining LGB attitudes toward transgender people (New York, USA)

4 October 2017 No the ‘first same-sex church wedding’ did not just take place in the UK

4 October 2017 Offer prayers for Las Vegas victims. But don’t stop there (Nevada, USA)

4 October 2017 No stay; House Bill 1523 going into effect Friday (Mississippi, USA)

2 October 2017 Court upholds ruling for Miss. anti-LGBT law — but there’s stinging dissent (Mississippi, USA)

2 October 2017 “Coming Out Week” coming to SIUE (Missouri, USA)

2 October 2017 Face to Face: Reverend Jane Clarke, LGBTI Metropolitan Community Church, Glasgow (United Kingdom)

2 October 2017 North Hawaii supports ‘Nothing more’: Adults and children join international sing-along aimed at ending gun violence (New York, USA)

2 October 2017 This Brighton church welcomes its first non-binary, trans man ordained minister (United Kingdom)

29 September 2017 Have a Little Faith (Arizona, USA)

29 September 2017 Men talk spirituality, building bonds at panel (California, USA)

29 September 2017 Village MCC Brighton & Hove welcomes new associate Pastor (United Kingdom)

29 September 2017 Let’s re-elect Sheriff Bill Gore (California, USA)

29 September 2017 Spotlight On Legacy Award Recipients at MCC Detroit Anniversary Event (Michigan, USA)

26 September 2017 Metropolitan Community Church to Donate 50 Percent of Funds Raised at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Relief Efforts (Florida, USA)

24 September 2017 Houstonians head to New Orleans for hearing on ‘sanctuary cities’ law (Texas, USA)

21 September 2017 LGBTQ self-care in the age of Trump (Maryland, USA)

18 September 2017 Peace Week Delaware revs up Saturday (USA)

18 September 2017 LGBTQ Harvey relief continues with T.R.U.T.H project event, Rich’s drag show (Texas, USA)

13 September 2017 LIVE LOCAL, LIVE SMALL: Shining a light on the story of Wilmington’s Talana Kreeger (North Carolina, USA)

13 September 2017 The hidden history of queer Chicanos in LA (California, USA)

13 September 2017 Commentary: Utah clergy respond to Nashville statement (USA)

8 September 2017 Sussex County peace march and rally set for Sept. 16 (Delaware, USA)

8 September 2017 Lifelong Dream Comes True for Livonia Couple (Michigan, USA)

8 September 2017 Local faith leaders band together to fight intolerance (Florida, USA)

6 September 2017 Making movies in the Parkland (Missouri, USA)

6 September 2017 Texomans react to DACA decision (Texas, USA)

6 September 2017 MNM’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Preview to Benefit LGBT Church in PB Gardens (Florida, USA)

5 September 2017 Nashville loses a LGBT leader and friend (Tennessee, USA)

1 September 2017 MCC congregation hears Christian singer’s inspiring story (California, USA)

29 August 2017 Speakers welcome diversity at Rock Island rally (Iowa, USA)

29 August 2017 LGBT relief funds launched to help Texas hurricane victims (Texas, USA)

28 August 2017 MCC founder reflects on Cuba trip

25 August 2017 Michael McBride: Our Man Crush and A Look At Life (Illinois, USA)

25 August 2017 Divine Peace MCC Welcomes New Interim Pastor (Michigan, USA)

25 August 2017 Are LGBT Churches Headed for the Great Beyond? (Texas, USA)

23 August 2017 ‘I fear my neighbour’ – the story behind US hate crimes (Florida, USA)

21 August 2017 MNM Productions Announces Cast for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (California, USA)

17 August 2017 Hundreds attend No Hate Rally in Davenport

17 August 2017 Marriage Equality: What is Happening in Australia?

17 August 2017 Village MCC members raise £300 for the Peter Tatchell Foundation

16 August 2017 Portage gets first look at human rights proposal (Illinois, USA)

14 August 2017 Vision of Hope MCC pastors seek to grow the ministry of church that has special ties to the LGBT community (Pennsylvania, USA)

14 August 2017 ‘Call out hate’: Twin Cities respond to Charlottesville (Minnesota, USA)

11 August 2017 Time Out Youth Center’s dream becomes reality (North Carolina, USA)

10 August 2017 Family, community memorializes trans woman on her 27th birthday (Texas, USA)

10 August 2017 Controversial Flyers Posted in Davenport (Iowa, USA)

8 August 2017 PREVIEW: PRIDE VOICES with Rev Jide Macauley (UK)

8 August 2017 Church to give away 100 backpacks (Kansas, USA)

7 August 2017 Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ leaves Texas Christians deeply divided (USA)

7 August 2017 Designers, volunteers gave their time so kids in need could call CASA a second home (Colorado, USA)

6 August 2017 Behind the Headlines: The issues impacting LGBTQ people of African descent (Missouri, USA)

3 August 2017 ‘I just want a little bit of hope’: LGBT community holds town hall to discuss missing men (Canada)

3 August 2017 Police, metro neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out MCC takes on National Night Out (Nebraska, USA)

2 August 2017 Neighborhood Night Out event preps kids to head back to school (Nebraska, USA)

1 August 2017 Central Florida elected officials gather at JOY MCC to stand with the transgender community (USA)

31 July 2017 Hundreds Rally in Royal Oak to Support Transgender Troops (Michigan, USA)

31 July 2017 Troy Perry makes a visit (Texas, USA)

28 July 2017 LGBTQ advocates in New Orleans react to Trump transgender in military decision (Louisiana, USA)

28 July 2017 Pride Festival of Central Pa. through the years in photos (USA)

28 July 2017 LGBTQ church protests President’s ban on transgendered military service members (Florida, USA)

28 July 2017 Sin tabú: pastor y militante gay

26 July 2017 Alexander: The right to be awful (Iowa, USA)

24 July 2017 The LGBT church restoring faith to the community (Scotland, United Kingdom)

24 July 2017 New pastor wants to ‘draw the circle wider’ around progressive Toronto church (Canada)

21 July 2017 San Diego Trans Pride event educates, empowers, entertains (California, USA)

20 July 2017 Judge suspends criminal proceedings against ‘homeless murders’ suspect (California, USA)

20 July 2017 Gay Nigerian minister visits D.C. (USA)

20 July 2017 Local Organizations Partner to Host Bystander Intervention Training to Combat Hate (Maryland, USA)

20 July 2017 Minister Jeff Rock leaves Red Deer as a more inclusive and welcoming community (Canada)

19 July 2017 Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto announces new senior pastor (Canada)

17 July 2017 Crowd turns out for Hagerstown Hopes’ Pride festival (Maryland, USA)

17 July 2017 Past time for Scott to honor vow to act against LGBT discrimination (Florida, USA)

17 July 2017 Rock moves on to take up new ministry in Toronto (Canada)

17 July 2017 Meet Jeff Rock, the scientist who became a Toronto pastor (Canada)

17 July 2017 Pilgrimage to Cuba

14 July 2017 Rev. Jeff Rock to take lead of Toronto LGBTQ congregation (Canada)

14 July 2017 Beyond Park East IV: Faith & The LGBT Community (Florida, USA)

11 July 2017 Valley’s LGBT churches offer safe place, ‘redemption’ (Pennsylvania, USA)

11 July 2017 Meet Rev. Jackie Carter, Table of Hope MCC in Wichita, (Kansas, USA)

5 July 2017 New Spirit in The Old Steine (UK)

1 July 2017 The Met Church (San Diego) Protest Gay Conversion Therapy Conference (California, USA)

21 June 2017 New York’s L.G.B.T.Q. Story Began Well Before Stonewall (New York, USA)

18 June 2017 The Met Church (San Diego) Celebrate Father’s Day (California, USA)

16 June 2017 Demonstrators say you can’t pray the gay away (featuring Rev. Dan Koeshall) (California, USA)

16 June 2017 Activists Protest ‘Conversion Therapy’ Conference In San Diego (California, USA)

15 June 2017 Channel 7/30 Restored Hope Network news story and interview with Rev. Dan Koedhall

15 June 2017 Rev. Dan Koeshall, The Met Church featured in news item on ‘gay-conversion’

4 March 2017 The Village MCC celebrates Women’s History Month with guest speakers

24 February 2017 Uptown pastor speaks out against reversal of protections for transgender students

24 February 2017 Metropolitan Community Churches Decries Trans Discrimination

6 February 2017 Village MCC pastor organises tribute concert for Brighton member

5 February 2017 Central Texas churches join in Civil Sunday Protest

4 February 2017 Mar-a-Lago protesters: ‘When will we get tired of marching? Never.’

23 January 2017 The Village MCC host faith days at B Right On Festival in Brighton

12 October 2016 South Aucklanders are campaigning against new liquor stores

12 August 2016 LGBT activists protest Rubio, Trump at pastors event

1 July 2016 Houston church honors Orlando shooting victims, Asks forgiveness for shooter

29 June 2016 Prayers for Orlando victims, but support for lifestyle?

27 June 2016 Local same-sex couples call for more protection on anniversary of Supreme Court ruling

27 June 2016 Pope says Christians should apologize for wronging gays (Resurrection MCC featured)

26 June 2016 Sunday Marks 1-Year Anniversary of Gay Marriage Ruling

26 June 2016 Pride on display at annual Portage church picnic

25 June 2016 248 same-sex couples marry in county in past year

25 June 2016 Family, friends of Sarasota Pulse victim flock to St. Pete Pride (w/video)

24 June 2016 U.S. Attorney Brown meets LGBTQ leaders, vows hate crime vigilance in wake of Orlando

24 June 2016 ‘Beats on Broad’ celebrates U.S. Supreme Court ruling of same-sex marriage

24 June 2016 1 year after same-sex marriage ruling, Lubbock couple says ‘it was a blessing’

23 June 2016 Muslims stand with LGBT community after Orlando attack; refuse to apologize for shooter

21 June 2016 ‘You can be gay and Christian’, says Orlando church leader

19 June 2016 Florida LGBT church remembers Orlando attack victims in special service

12 June 2016 Orlando Horror Reminds Us of The Haunting Tragedy Of The Upstairs Lounge, New Orleans

12 June 2016 Orlando LGBT Organizations: “Our Community Is Wounded”

12 June 2016 Joy MCC Holds Vigil for Largest Mass Shooting in U.S.

30 March 2016 Pastors of Metropolitan Community Churches Speak Out Against HB2

22 January 2016 Rev Roland Stringfellow, MCC Detroit, listed in “16 faith leaders to watch”

22 December 2015 Like a prayer: Suncoast MCC pastor Gina Durbin opens the doors and opens minds

23 November 2015 First MCC of Kansas in Wichita tired of vandalism, threats to staff

6 November 2015 MCC Brighton makes new start in city

21 September 2015 Yakima gay community hopes smaller, conservative communities follow national trend

20 September 2015 Rev. Jackie Carter, First MCC of Kansas speaks at Wichita Pride

18 September 2015 Liberating Religious Liberty Symposium co-organised by MCC Detroit’s Rev. Roland Stringfellow

17 September 2015 MCC San Diego’s Mark Padgett to enter his 23rd AIDS walk

15 September 2015 Rev. Carolyn Mobley, MCC Richmond featured in community partnership article on the UCI Road World Cycling Championships

11 September 2015 MCC of the Blue Ridge holds service to benefit the LGBTQ community

11 September 2015 Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson quoted in article “Christians behaving badly”

4 September 2015 Rev. DeWayne Davis Featured in article on black men and the down low

3 September 2015 Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson featured in article on Cathedral of Hope, the Texas Megachurch

2 September 2015 MCC Sydney hosts 2015 MCC Australasian Network Women’s Retreat

31 August 2015 All God’s Children MCC holds candlelight vigil for overdose deaths

30 August 2015 Rev. Rich Hendricks & MCC Quad Cities lead interfaith event standing against hate

30 August 2015 Joe Cobb, Pastor of MCC of the Blue Ridge speaks at Memorial Service Held For Slain Journalists In Roanoke, Virginia

28 August 2015 MCC of Our Redeemer has successful fundraising campaign for security cameras

20 August 2015 Rev. Daniel Payne & Open Doors MCC, Seoul challenging anti-gay charge in Korea

7 August 2015 City of Light MCC in Atlanta finds new home and expands its reach!

7 August 2015 First MCC of Kansas drive for pet food bank

6 August 2015 MCC Omaha hosts National Night Out (Video)

4 August 2015 Wichita Falls MCC Pastor Rev. Mel Martinez Responds To Boys Scouts Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Adult Leaders

31 July 2015 Rev. Michael Hydes & The Village MCC receive full-page (p.36) coverage in Brighton, UK LGBT Scene magazine


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