Volunteering for ACT 5 herself, Barbara McKinney discovers the commitment and courage that her late son Mike always described as “a life changing experience”
Interest group: Faith
Answering the call for the Reverend Eldonna Hazen first meant reconciling her sexuality with her faith. In her own words, First Congregational United Church of Christ’s Associate Minister talks about why she’s returned to the church.
David Clarenbach sings the praises of a city and a state where anything is possible.
Jeanne Marshall chronicles how her feminism informed her decision to get involved with AIDS activism.
Healer/Communicator Asia Voight on how tragedy put her back in touch with her intuition and the healing power of love.
In June of last year, the United Methodist Church publicly put the Rev. Amy DeLong on trial after she married two women. With it now behind her, DeLong narrates her experience reconciling her two loves.
When Reverend Scott D. Anderson became the world’s first out ordained clergy in the Presbyterian church he found himself in the middle of religious controversy. In his own words, he takes us through the best and worst of his spiritual journey with grace and wisdom.
The Mad City Sisters just can’t get enough of the stares and questions. It’s all about getting the conversation started.
Cathy Noth found strength and direction through athletics, faith, and family.
Cindy Crane talks about her journey through a life of faith, and the LGBTQ in Faith Communities conference she helped to organize for February.
Michael Ramsey-Musolf shows how he built a beautiful life in a paradox.
Dina Martinez blazes a trail through comedy, radio, and gender
Nicholle Johnson, UW-La Crosse Pride Center peer educator, received a Seekardia Writing Award for her poem “Vinegar Kisses.” We are pleased to reprint an excerpt of it here, accompanied by an introduction by the writer.
The road to self-acceptance is full of speed bumps and landmarks along the way. Dale Decker helps you steer clear of wrong turns.
One of our most consistent and visible allies, the Reverend Curt Anderson openly affirms all people at First Congregational United Church of Christ
Photographer Lois Bielefeld recounts the long and twisting path toward self-acceptance and reconciliation with her family
Meet Justin Hager, the UW–Madison senior who’s combining faith and activism.
Are There Closets in Heaven? by Carol Curoe and Bob Curoe
The untimely death of his son, followed by his wife, leaves Roy Lavery questioning love, faith and sexuality as he searches for answers outside of the Latter-Day Saints.
Linking her spiritual journey and her trans journey, Heather Field uses a faith community to find serenity in living her personal truth
Even laws can’t keep religion away from politics. Tamara Packard looks at the struggles created when there isn’t a clear separation between church and state
Proselytizing from a queer perspective, academic Michael Sweet, ponders the draw to Buddhist principals that LGBT people feel when searching for serenity and a spiritual path.
Crisis by Mitchell Gold and Mindy Drucker
Former Plan B nightclub co-owner Rico Sabitini talks about growing up Jehovah’s Witness, being disfellowshipped after coming out, and helping others find the home they need.
Rev. Everett Mitchell talks about the whys and hows of his work to support the LGBTQ community within his own congregation, the challenges and misconceptions faced there, and why the work is an important part of the greater struggle for social justice in the African American community.
In light of the recent marriage equality ruling and its blowback, Dick Wagner
runs down the history of religious organizations and individuals that have worked for LGBT rights in Wisconsin.
Tommy Hanna, owner of the Mediterranean Hookah Lounge & Café, recalls his journey through family kitchens, civil wars, coming out, and becoming whole
Incoming StageQ President Zak Stowe was bullied and shunned by his conservative, evangelical community for attempting to stage a play they felt was heretical. Now he’s finding his voice, and living life on his own terms, through the LGBTQ theater scene.
Charles McLimans, staff, and a legion of volunteers are helping The River Food Pantry expand its efforts to offer resources and a community of respect for Dane County residents facing food insecurity
A recent vote by the United Methodist Church to bar gay clergy and same-sex weddings stunned many of the denomination’s more liberal adherents. The way forward may change the face of the church forever.