Trigger warning: Sexual violence

We are at war. We’ve been at war. We are victims of a nationwide epidemic; a femicide like no other. We are victims and survivors. But, we are not all survivors. 

How many women, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming persons have to die before our country gets the message? Before our government protects us? Before men stop raping us?  It’s already been too many… There are survivors who are struggling to even breathe, because their rapists still walk free.

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UMC Gives Up Love and Inclusion for Lent

The ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy strengthened

The period of Lent has just begun in the Christian calendar and with it comes the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) vote to strengthen its opposition to same-sex marriage and the appointment of queer clergy members. The vote took place on 26 February at the UMC 2019 General Conference in St Louis, USA, with 438 delegates voting to strengthen the church’s ban on same-sex marriage versus the 384 delegates who voted against the ban.

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