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Mattering
by Mark Hicks My father asked if I am gayI asked Does it matter?He said, No not reallyI said, Yes.He said get out of my life.I guess it mattered.My friend asked why I talk about race so much?I asked, Does it matter?He ...

Meditation/Prayer for Uganda
by Sarah Lammert ... ear God, Dear Love, hold the people of Uganda in your heart.May you grant courage and safety to our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender siblings who are in danger this day,In Kampala and Entebbe, along ...

Holy Stuff
by Marilyn J. Sewell Father, Mother God, here we are together—rich and poor; educated and not so well educated; gay and straight; democrats and republicans; some of us with light skin, some of us with darker; some of ...

A Chalice Lighting Prayer for Uganda – from the Kampala UU church
by Anonymous Leader: We believe and trust that all people are equal in humanity:Black or White; Rich or Poor; Gay or Straight.Congregation: All people are equal in humanity.Leader: Our prayer today is that the Government ...

Love in the Open
by Sara Campbell ... couple’s way of life.”Traditional family values!More families have been destroyed by rejection of gay members than by exposure to gay love.More families have been made dysfunctional by secrecy ...

We gather here as individual people:
by Barbara Hamilton-Holway We gather here as individual people:young and old;male and female;temporarily able and disabled;gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight people,all the colors of the human race;theist, atheist, agnostic;Christian, ...

Let Us Make this Earth a Heaven
by Tess Baumberger ... Table,amid singing and great rejoicing,black, white, yellow, red, and all our lovely colors,straight, gay, transgendered, bisexual, and all the waysof loving each other's bodies.Blind, deaf, mute, healthy, ...

I am a Unitarian Universalist
by John Corrado ... UniversalistI am married and I am single and I am divorced. I am heterosexual and I am lesbian and I am gay.And I am a Unitarian UniversalistI am a college graduate and I am a high school drop-out. I ...

On Being An "Issue"
by Sue Phillips Keene ... marriage. I read and re-read the statements of religious conservatives who assert that opening marriage to gay and lesbian people would diminish the institution they hold to be the thread of our nation’s ...

Good Friday
by Elizabeth Tarbox ... people at a Safe Schools conference in Boston. They were discussing how to tell their parents they were gay or lesbian. Many of them had suffered harassment, brutality, and ostracism by their peers, and ...

Standing on the Side of Love
by Fred Small ... thousand—the lowest levels since before World War Two.Rachel Maddow says “It turns out gay marriage is a Defense of Marriage Act.” Who knew?Standing on the side of love doesn’t ...

Standing on the Side of Love- Re-imagining Valentines Day
by Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn ... the BGLT community. During a visit with the congregation in 2008 UUA representatives met with both gay and straight Ugandans who offered powerful accounts of the terror that the Ugandan Bisexual, Gay, ...

Work Still in Progress
by Jim Sherblom ... recognizes that many Christians are unable to do so. He prefaces his discussion of civil unions and gay marriage the same way. He says, “For many practicing Christians, the same inability to compromise ...

An Evolution of Ideas
by Leaf Seligman ... I love. For me, that is enough. But I appreciate the deep satisfaction and enrichment many people, gay and straight, find within marriage. The hopefulness, devotion and delight I witnessed among gay couples ...

Building the Beloved Community
by Fred Small ... Groups, the choir, Women’s Sacred Circle, the Cambridge Forum, activism for immigrant rights and gay rights and prison reform—everything we do will be more powerful, more stimulating, more ...

Commissioning of the Church Leaders
by Erik Walker Wikstrom ... and worth of all persons and to champion the rights of children, youth, women, and men; straight and gay; old and young; that this might indeed be a "free church, open to all people."Left Side:  ...

The Power of Language, the Language of Power
by Devorah Greenstein ... told me that his son had come home from school with a new put-down expression. “That is sooo gay.” My friend explained to his son that perhaps he didn’t want to say that—after ...

The Challenge of Hope
by Elizabeth M. Strong ... that our hope for such equality and respect for people of color, for women, indeed for all, including gay/lesbian/bi and transgendered people could really happen this time.Barack said, “Yes we can.” ...

Dear Mr. President
by Bruce Clear ... Tuesday, you bring to your inauguration ceremonies the prayers of Eugene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop of in the American Episcopal Church, a man whose election has caused self-reflective distress ...

Standing on the Side of Love
by Lisa Friedman ... weekend, such as this, when we can choose to stand proudly with our Southwestern Minnesota LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community in support of the rights and dignity of all people or ...

Is There A God Worthy of Your Worship?
by Susan Maginn ... to be true about modern science, protecting the earth and the right to equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered. How God is not a force that controls the world like a puppet ...

Answering the Religious Right With the Big Heart of Universalism
by Scott Alexander ... creation (be they young or old, black or white, rich or poor, yellow or brown, liberal or conservative, gay or straight, beautiful or broken) is a child of God (a valuable creature fashioned out of high ...

Answering the Religious Right With the Big Heart of Universalism
by Scott Alexander ... creation (be they young or old, black or white, rich or poor, yellow or brown, liberal or conservative, gay or straight, beautiful or broken) is a child of God (a valuable creature fashioned out of high ...

Where Race and Class Unite
by William G. Sinkford ... at least some of them. Our work on gender justice is far ahead of most institutions, and we affirm gay and lesbian and bisexual and transgender persons in an environment where sometimes they are killed ...

Sharing a Journey
by Lisa Sargent ... never be necessary for me. The answer I would offer is that the movements for reproductive rights, for gay and lesbian rights, for civil rights, for immigrant rights, for human rights, cannot be separated. ...

 

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