Uplift Blog Archive
Uplift Blog Archive
LGBTQ Welcome & Equality
  • Because None of Us Are Free Until We #FreeTazz

    Last week, I stood in front of the ICE offices in Hartford for several hours -- ironically directly across the street from the lesbian law firm that my partner and I paid a lot of money to protect our queer family from the Trump administration (they helped us with the second...
    By Cathy Rion Starr | 10/30/2019
  • Side With Love Against Hate

    Side With Love Against Hate: A Post-Straight Pride Reflection “Let’s continue to turn our backs on hatred, using our voices to continue spreading the message of love.” - Mayor Marty Walsh
    By Art Nava | 10/30/2019
  • Experiences of Trans Unitarian Universalists

    TRUUsT recently released a Report on the Experiences of Trans Unitarian Universalists. This report was based on a 2018 survey that TRUUsT conducted along with the UUA’s Multicultural Ministries office. Y ...
    By Jade Sylvan | 2/12/2019
  • Queer Prayer for Winter Nights

    As we gather in the darkness and the light let us give thanks and witness to our chosen families who we have traveled a lifetime to find.
    By Jade Sylvan | 12/14/2018
  • Unitarian Universalism Holds that No Person’s Identity is Dictated by Laws and Legislation

    Our Unitarian Universalist faith affirms that no person’s identity is dictated by laws and legislation. In accordance with our First Principle, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, and ALL persons possess inherent worth and dignity, which includes the right to define who we are.
    By Susan Frederick-Gray | 10/23/2018
  • Dare to Come Out to Ourselves on National Coming Out Day!

    I did a little research on the history of National Coming Out Day. It began in 1988 with the premise that coming out as a queer or trans person was the most basic form of activism one could do, because of the rationale that it is harder for people to hate queer or trans people...
    By Sara Green | 10/10/2018
  • Five Practices of Welcome Renewal - Monthly Orientations

    A new approach to Welcome Renewal has come! To learn how to begin the Five Practices of Welcome Renewal at your congregation, please attend one (or more) of our monthly orientations.
    By Michael J. Crumpler | 9/23/2018
  • Congratulations Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (PUUF)

    “As a Welcoming Congregation, the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites everyone to share in our faith community. We cherish diversity and foster a safe environment for all.” - PUUF Statement of Inclusion
    10/6/2017
  • LGBTQ Arrests at Vintage Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria

    Unwarranted arrests of 70+ LGBTQ persons gathered at a meeting at the Vintage Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria have put those living with HIV/AIDS and the agencies committed to supporting them at risk.
    9/29/2017
  • UUA Statement Condemning the Nashville Statement

    The UUA condemns the Nashville Statement in the strongest terms. It is spiritually damaging and culturally oppressive to all people.
    By Michael J. Crumpler | 9/29/2017
  • Thank You, Edie!

    When faced with unfair taxation after the death of her same-sex spouse, Edie Windsor stood for the right not to be overtaxed or undertaxed because of who you love and how you love.
    By Michael J. Crumpler | 9/29/2017
  • #BlackTransMagick Prayer Book: To Be Black, Trans & Magickal

    As Black trans people, we are a community often the target of criminalization, homelessness, murder and joblessness. As #BlackTransMagick, we ask ourselves “how do we protect our spirits and those of our loved ones who face so much trauma?”
    By J Mase III | 9/25/2017
  • I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: One Bisexual Catholic’s Relationship to the Church

    Where do I go from here? I don’t know. Like Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in the tragic bisexual romance Brokeback Mountain, I feel a binding love for something that might be damaging to me and that I may never really be able to be happy with; I just don’t know how to quit the...
    By George Grattan | 9/25/2017
  • Living in Dualities

    Ehlona Walker reflects on the realization that even in welcoming environments there is room to grow and in restrictive environments there are champions and allies.
    By Ehlona Walker | 9/22/2017
  • It’s Not About Me

    Rev. Otto O'Connor commits to using the privilege afforded to him to continue to fight to support transgender people, locally and across our world, and especially non-binary people and transgender people of color.
    By Otto O'Connor | 9/21/2017
  • The Cloaking Device

    “No one is outside the circle of love,” declares UUA president Susan Frederick-Gray. It is a call to draw the circle ever wider, to look beyond that which we know and ensure all are seen and validated. And so we sing “we are gay and straight together.” We recite “If you are...
    By Kimberley Debus | 9/21/2017
    Filed in: Social Justice
  • BSA Jamboree Unfriendly to the “Friendly Cafe”

    BSA Jamboree leadership challenged the values of the UUA, UCC and SFE while they were hosting the Friendly Cafe at the 2017 National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree.
    By Michael J. Crumpler | 9/21/2017

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