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"I used to perpetuate hate in the name of what I understood to be compassion"

Until about ten years ago, I perpetuated hate--specifically especially homophobia and transphobia--in the name of what I understood to be compassion. I used to espouse a version of love that could “love the sinner, not the sin”- I understood queerness and transness not as identities but as addictions to be overcome. I used to believe that who we are in our genders and orientations could not possibly be a source of pride, let alone a source of joy + love + fulfillment, and the latter collection of things is what I deeply wanted/want for everyone in the world! There was a very real transformation that happened within myself, one that was the fruit of a very real compassion in me that I believ

LGBT Activists Intimidated, Detained by Police at NCAA Final Four

Press Contact: Eliel Cruz, elielcruzwrites@gmail.com, 770-608-8725 Haven Herrin, haven@soulforce.org, 469-867-5725 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LGBT Activists Intimidated, Detained By Police At NCAA Final Four Dallas, TX, April 3, 2017 - Activists from Soulforce -- which works for the liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) students on Christian campuses among other programs -- were detained by police and security and threatened with criminal trespassing despite never receiving a trespass warning and having tickets to the Final Four championship game on Sunday. Soulforce activists were stopped before entering the arena and questioned by security and police for

Activists Demand Trans and Queer Solidarity from NCAA at Final Four

Contact: Haven Herrin, haven@soulforce.org, 469-867-5725 Activists Demand Trans and Queer Solidarity from NCAA at Final Four “The NCAA must divest from all religious discrimination.” Dallas, TX, April 2, 2017 - Social justice Soulforce, which works for the liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people, brings their rainbow-full campaign Give Back IX to the women’s Final Four championship game this evening at the American Airlines Center. At least 30 members schools of the NCAA have applied for Title IX exemptions for a range of gender justice issues, like being pregnant or transgender. These waivers grant the schools the legal freedom to discipline, ex

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