LGBT Justice, Meet Religion; Religion, Meet Your New Gay Friends

“There was a time, not so long ago, when religion was a unified front against LGBT equality. However, over the years, we have seen that paradigm change. 2012 witnessed religious people and organizations at the forefront of LGBT advancement.”

This from Ross Murray, at GLAAD, as part of an introduction to a list of Five LGBT Religious Advances of 2012. It’s a short list, but each item is a biggie: marriage equality, Catholic support, pro-LGBT Mormons… hey, next year we’ll get a proper Top Ten. 

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Evan Derkacz and Lisa Webster have been co-editing Religion Dispatches since the site launched in 2008. They are still speaking to each other.