- The First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs, located in Yellow Springs, Ohio (near Dayton), will draw attention this weekend to the plights of gay and lesbian clergy with the exhibit “The Shower of Stoles.” The exhibit consists of 50 stoles, from a collection of over 1,000 from 32 religious denominations, that belonged to LGBT clergy members, many of who have been prevented from serving their churches because of sexual orientation. The Presbyterian Church currently does not allow gay clergy to serve, but is debating the issue for the future. The exhibit is intended to inspire respectful debate on the matter. For more information, click here.
- While the United States is debating allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, the Australian Defense Force head has issued orders to end its ban on transgender soldiers. Australia has allowed gays to serve openly for 18 years. The policy change came after the recent dismissal of a transgender soldier.
- According to a press release from the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, gay candidates were big winners in yesterday’s primary elections. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund works to get LGBT candidates elected to political office. 29 of the Victory Fund’s 33 openly LGBT candidates won their primaries on Tuesday. Notably, the Maryland House of Delagates could gain 3 new gay and lesbian members, which would bring the total to 7 gay state legislators.
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