The Blue Review: Oases of Welcome

In an exclusive interview for The Blue Review, I had the great honor to sit down with gay icon and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson. We talked about marriage equality, religious freedom, Add the Words and more.


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Oases of Welcome

Openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson visits Boise

gene-robinson-660x300“Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal Bishop, was the keynote speaker at the Pacific Northwest regional conference for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in Boise Oct. 4 at the Riverside hotel. About 130 PFLAG members from nine Northwest states attended. Some events were open to the community like the healing and reconciliation service on Sunday, officiated by Bishop Robinson — especially for LGBT people who have been hurt and rejected by their faiths.”
Read the entire interview HERE on The Blue Review

YOUR DONATIONS Are Making A HUGE Difference For LGBT Ugandans!

Thomas
Today you helped Thomas who escaped from Uganda and who has been traveling for more than a week straight. Thomas arrives in San Francisco late tonight, all alone in a strange city with no money having not eaten in 2 days. He is exhausted and hungry but he is strong!

Because of you, Thomas will have a safe place to sleep tonight and food in his belly for tomorrow he will accessing the much needed services and begin the process of re-building his life free from persecution.

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Crusade of Hate Lead by American Christian Radicals to Blame for Anti-LGBT Laws

Remember these guys?

Scott Lively, Caleb Brundidge, Don Schmierer, Rick Warren, Lou Engle, Richard Cohen, Uganda, Hate, Homosexuality

(from left to right) Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries, “Ex-gay counselor” Caleb Brundidge and Don Schmierer from Exodus International, Richard Cohen, who’s book Coming Our Straight was used in Uganda as proof homosexuality is a choice, Pastor Rick Warren of the California based Saddleback mega church and Lou Engel of revival group The Call.

Imagine what would happen if people like us were forced to hide in our homes for fear of being arrested, beaten or killed for simply trying to live our lives.

Well, in Uganda today our LGBT brothers and sisters are in hiding and living in fear for their lives because of a successful campaign of hate with roots right here in America.

These men (pictured left) and other Americans created a firestorm of hate that has led to the creation of the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill that was signed into law on Feb. 24, 2014.

Under the new law, any Ugandan convicted of “Aggravated Homosexuality” will spend their life in prison, that is if they are not beaten or killed by angry mobs first.

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SPURRING GENOCIDE, LGBT CITIZENS OUTED IN UGANDAN TABLOID SPREAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Jody May-Chang
Office: (208) 639-1247
Jody@May-Chang.com

SPURRING GENOCIDE, LGBT CITIZENS OUTED IN UGANDAN TABLOID SPREAD

BOISE, ID-The Red Pepper, a local gossip rag in Kampala, Uganda has once again published the names; photos and home addresses of known gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans, according to The Independent.

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PLEASE HELP! Uganda LGBT Activist Refugee Fund

These funds will be used solely for transportation out of the city where, food and basic short term temporary lodging for their immediate safety. Then and only then will plans be made for a more permanent solution for some to flee the country.

It is only a matter of time before the house is raided and my friends are arrested by police or beaten or killed by angry mobs.

I am the author of the stories below. Some of these people are my friends and in my stories. I personally know several of them and they are terrified.

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ARE YOU AS PISSED OFF AT CONGRESS AS I AM?

Raul Labrador, Mike Simpson, Idaho Congressmen, RepresentativesDear Rep. Raul Labrador and Rep. Mike Simpson,

I am writing to you to express my personal outrage and disappointment that you have decided to put the political ambitions of the Tea Party over what is best for the American people and your Idaho constituents.

Your decision to support this pointless government shutdown is nothing more than a shameful political stunt. Continue reading

UPDATED: BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Tomorrow Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case


UPDATE – NOV. 30, 2012

Supreme Court Issues Order List—No Word Yet on Proposition 8 Case 

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an Order List revealing certain cases considered at its November 30 Conference that have been granted review.   Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, was not on the list.      



U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Tomorrow Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case

Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases Distributed for Nov. 30 Conference

 Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will consider whether to grant review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.  The Perry case, along with several cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), have been distributed for discussion at the Justices’ private Conference scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2012. Continue reading