Believe Out Loud

Uniting Christianity and LGBTQ justice through an online network empowering Christians to work for LGBTQ equality.

Believe Out Loud (BOL) moves hearts and minds toward understanding and supportive action by shattering the false dichotomy between LGBTQ justice and Christianity. BOL is an online network that provides the awareness, education, information and discussion forum Christians need to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. More

Thu, 9 Nov 2017
blogGuns Will Not Save Us

I was 14 years old the first time I held a gun. My parents had recently divulged that they owned not one, but two, 9 mm semi-automatic handguns. The thought of guns in my house was scary, even if they were kept in small lock boxes, stashed far in the back of my parent’s closet. It occurred to me that even if you have a gun,... more...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
blogDo Unto Others: A Blueprint For Religious Leaders...

On Friday, September 29th, the United States cast a vote against a UN Human Rights Council resolution to ban the death penalty against LGBTI people, effectively jeopardizing LGBTI people’s lives around the world to preserve the death penalty at all costs. Though the US joined Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, the United... more...

Thu, 5 Oct 2017
blogA Gospel Message For Queer People Of Faith

This article is for everyone who’s been kicked out. If you have lost your home, your loved ones, your faith community—this is for you. If standing in your truth is a sin, we’ve all made the fatal error. When waking up, living, breathing are de facto outside of your community’s moral bounds, and you are... more...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
blogBringing Bi-Perspective to a Trump World

I confess Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency threw me for a loop. His regime required me to review all my priorities, choosing again what I devote my time, talent and treasure to.  After years of primary attention to LGBTQ well-being, my focus shifted. Our community was not the first to land in Trump's crosshairs.... more...