Brave Spaces: Perspectives on Faith and LGBT Justice

HRC’s new documentary details how religious spaces can be come more LGBT-friendly

Our recent article on the firing of LGBT staff at Catholic schools was just the latest reminder that many faith communities and institutions are still reluctant to truly open their doors to all—that being in direct conflict with their core values and teachings. But being a part of religious communities myself, I know that safe spaces do exist and that there are LGBT people and allies working from within to make spaces that aren’t so queer-friendly a little more welcoming.

While mainstream depictions of the LGBT community paint us to not be particularly religious, for many of us religion does matter, and moving forward to open up dialogue on this is important. That’s why I welcome Brave Spaces: Perspectives on Faith and LGBT Justice, a new documentary commissioned by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

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