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SEXtember – faithful speak of struggles, pleasure, danger

Speakers from four faith traditions – Buddhist, Islamic, Unitarian/Atheism and Christian – presented at a “faith, sexuality and sexual ethics” seminar conducted by the...

Sex and gender diverse believers

There is a commonly held view that a conflict rages between religion and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community. Conservative Christian leaders continue to make public statements against LGBTIQ people. Most recently, leader of the Christian Democrats, the Hon. Rev. Fred Nile, made comments that homosexuality should be defined as a mental disorder. In response, many LGBTIQ people steer clear of churches and other religious institutions, fearful that they will experience discrimination and rejection.