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

Mon, 24 Apr 2017
blog4 Ways to Be a Better Ally

The Trump administration has been in power for just over two months. Many people are fearful that the social advantages won in recent times will be rolled back. Recently, the administration took gender identity and sexual orientation off of the 2020 census. The cause for concern for many people in our country and the future of our... more...

Wed, 5 Apr 2017
blogInternalized Resilience-Embracing Thrivingness

I am not oppressed, I am not a victim—I thrive, I rise, I am. A few months ago, I participated at an organization's Board of Directors meeting. It was an intense gathering where we were all challenged to stretch beyond our comfort zones and look at how each of us participates in anti-oppression work and in oppression... more...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017
blogWhen Christian Compassion Doesn’t Apply to...

During the holidays, I noticed a Franciscan Health commercial with the hashtag #FranciscanPeacePrayer. This beautiful prayer, attributed to St. Francis in the 13th century, was repeated during the commercial. The visuals in the ad showed smiling people helping each other and showing love. Here is a link if you want to check it... more...

Mon, 13 Mar 2017
blogIt’s Up to Us (Always Has Been)

One of the most frustrating and emotionally and spiritually damaging aspects of Transgender justice work is the persistent confrontation with silence. There is always a moment when individuals, organizations of all kinds, family members or friends, communities of faith, and government entities have an opportunity to offer care, kindness... more...