Giving you opportunities to gather with other members of your congregation to pray, to learn, to share, and to work together to transform your lives, your congregation, and your world into a loving place in which God's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families can thrive. In order to both highlight the vibrancy, faithfulness and power of the Welcoming Movement and to counter the 'false witness' of those who seek to quash this movement of hospitality and justice, the Institute for Welcoming Resources surveyed pastors and leaders of 1, Welcoming congregations to ask them about their work and witness. As trans people, we know the love of God.
The National Gay Task Force later National Gay and Lesbian Task Forcethe first national gay rights organization, had its headquarters in this building from its founding in October to While it is no longer associated with this address, the organization still operates in Washington, D. Rear: Frank Kameny.
This acronym represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people, others, and allies. The Q can also mean questioning. This is a broad group of people, including those with diverse sexual and romantic orientations, diverse gender identities and gender expressions, and those with non-binary biological sex.
Current leadership includes executive director Rea Carey and deputy executive director Kierra Johnson. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. US gay rights organization.
IWR convenes and coordinates collaboration amongst pro-LGBT religious organizations and denominations across the United States through conferences, convenings, trainings, resource development and strategic consultations. This work is a intra-denominational-- aimed at increasing the numbers of welcoming communities of faith and changing denominational policies regarding lgbt persons; b ecumenical and multi-faith-- aimed at facilitating coordination, sharing of best practices and movement-building across religious traditions; and c bridges the secular- religious gap by empowering people of faith to partner with political campaign organizers. For the Bible Tells Me So-- I helped organize groups of religious leaders to offer feedback and critique on the film itself and in preparation for the writing of the study guide.
It was the first such national-level nonprofit organizationand it mobilizes state-level training of LGBTQ community organizers, activists, and community members. The organization campaigned to have homosexuality removed as a category of mental disorder in the s. In that same time period it encouraged the Democratic Party to consider the civil and human rights of the gay community.
Founded inNGLTF works to strengthen the gay and lesbian movement at the state and local levels while connecting these activities to a national agenda. It is recognized as the leading activist organization in the national gay and lesbian movement, and serves as a national resource center for state and local organizations. Its headquarters are in Washington, D. NGLTF works to combat antigay violence and antigay legislative and ballot measures.
Over 4, people from all over the country attended this five-day program, which featured over workshops, training sessions, meetings and events. She also discussed the need for access to quality, affordable health care, as well as racial and economic justice-related issues. When asked about her personal commitment to LGBT civil rights, she stated:.