Program
Program
Believe Out Loud
About

Uniting Christianity and LGBTQ justice through an online network empowering Christians to work for LGBTQ equality.

Believe Out Loud (BOL) moves hearts and minds toward understanding and supportive action by shattering the false dichotomy between LGBTQ justice and Christianity. BOL is an online network that provides the awareness, education, information and discussion forum Christians need to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. More

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Mon, 22 May 2017
blogSetting Black Mothers Free

As a teenager, I went to youth Bible study on Wednesdays, choir rehearsal on Fridays, and volunteered with the Children’s Ministry on Saturdays. My week, and my network of friends, revolved around social activities in church. We traveled from place to place because safe and loving adults cared to drive us from place to place. I... more...

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Mon, 8 May 2017
blogTheology Ruined My Father’s Memorial Service

Last night was my dad’s memorial service. I delayed my coming out because of his illness. I knew that he was already struggling with his own mortality and that trying to reconcile the daughter he was so proud of and loved deeply with the ideas he had about LGBT people would be too much for him. He was the kind of guy who, when he... more...

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017
blog4 Ways to Be a Better Ally

The Trump administration has been in power for just over two months. Many people are fearful that the social advantages won in recent times will be rolled back. Recently, the administration took gender identity and sexual orientation off of the 2020 census. The cause for concern for many people in our country and the future of our... more...

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Wed, 5 Apr 2017
blogInternalized Resilience-Embracing Thrivingness

I am not oppressed, I am not a victim—I thrive, I rise, I am. A few months ago, I participated at an organization's Board of Directors meeting. It was an intense gathering where we were all challenged to stretch beyond our comfort zones and look at how each of us participates in anti-oppression work and in oppression... more...