Finding LGBTI allies among Muslims, Catholics and more

11 Jun

LGBTI allies – 76crimes

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Muslims for Progressive Values member protests against repressive Saudi Arabian policies. (Photo courtesy of RealCourage.org) Muslims for Progressive Values member protests against repressive Saudi Arabian policies. (Photo courtesy of RealCourage.org)

Not all religions are opposed to LGBTI rights, although the volume and intensity of some anti-gay fundamentalists may create that impression.

In fact, many faith-based efforts are under way at the United Nations in the quest for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people, according to a recent study by human rights consultant Sheherezade Kara and the Arcus Foundation.

Some are Muslim, some are Catholic, some are Unitarian-Universalists, some are Protestants.

The full report is online. These are some excerpts from its summary of findings, with subheads added:

‘Significant support … from various faith perspectives’

Research into this topic has uncovered significant support by groups working from various faith perspectives for advocacy efforts on a full range of SO/GI/I rights issues at the international level, particularly in joining national
coalitions for Universal Periodic…

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