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Pope Francis Addresses Gay Marriage: Church Should Support Families With LGBT Children

Pope Francis Addresses Gay Marriage: Church Should Support Families With LGBT Children | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
The pontiff’s remarks were made as part of a larger reflection on the Church’s controversial Synod of Bishops.
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Conversion via Twitter

Conversion via Twitter | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
She was a prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church. Then she started to question her faith, one tweet at a time.
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In Jax HRO debate, do #AllLivesMatter? - Florida Politics

In Jax HRO debate, do #AllLivesMatter? - Florida Politics | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
A 2nd Jacksonville HRO "community conversation" proved no more conclusive than the first, leaving lawmakers and the city at a crossroads.
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Community meeting on LGBT law is more civil Thursday night; religious liberty discussed

Community meeting on LGBT law is more civil Thursday night; religious liberty discussed | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
The event unfolded without any altercations or disruptive incidents.
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Can Jacksonville's City Council be bought? - Florida Politics

Can Jacksonville's City Council be bought? - Florida Politics | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Can Jacksonville's City Council be bought? When it comes to the Human Rights Ordinance, at least one out-of-state outfit thinks so.
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Donate the Hate Away! Give JASMYN $1 for every day an anti-LGBTQ sign stands! | Facebook

Donate the Hate Away! Give JASMYN $1 for every day an anti-LGBTQ sign stands! | Facebook | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
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Join other local business owners & learn how to support the Jax HRO, RSVP Now!

Join other local business owners & learn how to support the Jax HRO, RSVP Now! | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Via Karl Bach/JCE:  With thanks to Ben Davis for hosting us, join other local business leaders and learn how you can make your voice heard in support of… - Kellyat LGBTJax - Google+
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JASMYN takes steps toward "AIDS-free generation" in Jacksonville - Florida Politics

JASMYN takes steps toward "AIDS-free generation" in Jacksonville - Florida Politics | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
A news release from Cindy Watson , executive director of the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN), celebrates what she calls "the first
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JASMYN looks to raise $500,000 to match Dolores Barr Weaver Fund gift to combat HIV/AIDS among Northeast Florida youth

JASMYN looks to raise $500,000 to match Dolores Barr Weaver Fund gift to combat HIV/AIDS among Northeast Florida youth | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
On the eve of the 27th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth advocacy group is launching a $1-million campaign to stop its spread in one of the state's most at-risk regions.
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After a Defeat in Houston, the Fight for Gay Rights Shifts to Jacksonville

After a Defeat in Houston, the Fight for Gay Rights Shifts to Jacksonville | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
A push to create an anti-discrimination ordinance pits a coalition of gays and business forces against energized Christian conservatives.
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Lenny Curry condemns anti-HRO flyers, bomb threat as "lowest forms of human behavior" - Florida Politics

Lenny Curry condemns anti-HRO flyers, bomb threat as "lowest forms of human behavior" - Florida Politics | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview with FloridaPolitics.com on Monday morning, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry condemned as the “lowest forms of human behavior and bigotry” recent bomb threats and Klan flyers targeting the community conversations about potential expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance to LGBT people. Saying that “public safety is my top priority,” Curry noted the Jacksonville …
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Ron Littlepage: Jacksonville should be a welcoming and inclusive city for all. Why is that so hard to embrace?

Ron Littlepage: Jacksonville should be a welcoming and inclusive city for all. Why is that so hard to embrace? | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
The recent forum on the Human Rights Ordinance revealed that many people still haven't evolved on the issue.
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Jacksonville Transgender Day of Remembrance Friday, 11/20…

Jacksonville Transgender Day of Remembrance Friday, 11/20… | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it

Jacksonville Transgender Day of Remembrance
Friday, November 20, 7:00pm
University of North Florida, 1 UNF Dr
Student Union… 

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JCE announces 75 faith leaders, including Lenny Curry's Pastor, backing HRO - FloridaPolitics

JCE announces 75 faith leaders, including Lenny Curry's Pastor, backing HRO - FloridaPolitics | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
 The Jacksonville Coalition for Equality (JCE) held a Thursday afternoon presser with some of the 75 faith leaders who support a fully-inclusive HRO
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Jacksonville Faith Leaders Come Out In Support Of LGBT Inclusive HRO

Jacksonville Faith Leaders Come Out In Support Of LGBT Inclusive HRO | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Seventy-seven Jacksonville faith leaders have signed a letter in support of an inclusive human rights ordinance. If Jacksonville’s ordinance is expanded,
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Local allies of Jacksonville’s LGBT community to get help from...

Local allies of Jacksonville’s LGBT community to get help from... | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Three years ago, a human rights ordinance failed, largely due to backlash from the religious community.
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Hillsborough review board kills charter amendment for LGBT protections

Hillsborough review board kills charter amendment for LGBT protections | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
TAMPA — Aligned but not allied, LGBT activists and religious conservatives surprisingly came together Tuesday to urge the Hillsborough County charter review board to back away from a charter amendment that would strengthen protections for gays and lesbians.
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Jacksonville Florida decides on LGBT rights for residents, workers - Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville Florida decides on LGBT rights for residents, workers - Jacksonville Business Journal | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Jacksonville will soon decide if it will extend protections to the LGBT community as the Mayor’s Office, City Council and the public begin to seriously discuss extending those protections for the first time since 2012 when a similar ordinance failed by one vote.
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Watch: JAX HRO on News4Jax

Watch: JAX HRO on News4Jax | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Jacksonville is the largest American city that lacks human rights protections for LGBT people,and the mayor of Houston, who is battling that issue in her own city hopes the same wont happen in Jacksonville.
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HIV myths debunked by the experts - CNN.com

HIV myths debunked by the experts - CNN.com | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
HIV has killed around 39 million people to date, but making it more dangerous are the myths, misunderstandings and stigmas that surround it.
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11/30/15: Reverend R.L. Gundy; First Coast Success; 'Miracle On 34th Street'; Cole Pepper

11/30/15: Reverend R.L. Gundy; First Coast Success; 'Miracle On 34th Street'; Cole Pepper | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Three years ago, Reverend R.L. Gundy of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church was a vocal opponent of updating Jacksonville’s anti-discrimination law to cover lesbian,
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Tonight: Duval Dems Keynote Speaker Houston Mayor Annise Parker on HRO Fight - Tix Available

Tonight: Duval Dems Keynote Speaker Houston Mayor Annise Parker on HRO Fight - Tix Available | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Please join Duval Democrats in welcoming Keynote speaker Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the Hilton Doubletree for a gala evening in support of the Duval County Democratic Party. Tickets are still available for tonight's event.
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HRO Process Continues Despite Threats [Via Jacksonville Coalition for Equality]…

HRO Process Continues Despite Threats [Via Jacksonville Coalition for Equality]… | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it

HRO Process Continues Despite Threats [Via Jacksonville Coalition for Equality]

We learned this past weekend that, just days after the first of the… - 

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Jacksonville man arrested after Times-Union reporter receives call threatening to bomb next HRO meeting

Jacksonville man arrested after Times-Union reporter receives call threatening to bomb next HRO meeting | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
A 25-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested Friday after a Florida Times-Union reporter received a message Thursday night claiming a Dec. 3 meeting at Edward Waters College to discuss the city's possible Human Rights Ordinance would be bombed, police said.
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Jacksonville 'Community Conversation' On LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Gets Ugly

Jacksonville 'Community Conversation' On LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Gets Ugly | LGBT_JAX | Scoop.it
Anti-lgbt forces insisted they'd host their own forum after those speaking in support of adding LGBT protections outnumbered those speaking against.
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