What’s one story this week you’d like to highlight? SFGN’s “Speak OUT” is a weekly feature giving a regular voice to South Florida LGBT leaders. Below are some of their answers:
Is it time to take the T out of LGBT? While trans people have been heavily involved with the LGBT movement, often people connect trans people with sexuality by association. Which is not the case- always. I believe the T is part of what holds together, what may have a negative connotation for many people, the Queer community historically and currently. It's also fine if anyone doesn't want to associate themselves with LGB. We're all human at the end of the day.
— Anthony Cedeno, marketing and communications professional
Here’s a story I would love to see run in SFGN, “Lutheran Minister Preaches A Gospel Of Love To Junkies, Drag Queens And Outsiders” It’s an interview on NPR’s show “Fresh Air” of Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran pastor in Denver, CO.
— Rev. Leslie A. Rutland-Tipton, Senior Pastor, Church of the Holy SpiritSong
The enflamed hostility toward gay people from fundamentalist Christian commentators reveals that the Right Wing is imploding in anger over marriage equality, and is throwing a loud, public tantrum because the majority of Americans don't agree with their religious views. Those white and black male pastors who are frothing at the mouth as they call for violence are in most cases hateful of their same sex hunger, and angry that no one knows their personal sacrifices.
— Brian McNaught, noted columnist, author and LGBT activist