Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-07-23
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

Dining news: RIVA's Bloody Mary bar; restaurant awards Dining news: RIVA's Bloody Mary bar; restaurant awards
—Navy Pier's RIVA Crab House announces a new brunch menu available every ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Today's Buzz

GLAAD, Ali Forney Center publish full-page ad in Christian Mag Sojourners
From a news release
2011-08-24

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


New York, NY, August 22, 2011 — The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today announced that progressive Christian magazine Sojourners will publish a full-page ad in its September/October issue highlighting the disproportionate rates of homelessness facing LGBT youth.

GLAAD created the ad with the Ali Forney Center, the nation's largest organization serving homeless LGBT youth, after the magazine rejected print advertisements from the LGBT Christian congregational welcoming campaign, Believe Out Loud. In response to public outcry about the decision, Sojourners President and founder, Jim Wallis, stated that while he supports LGBT-inclusion in places of worship, Sojourners is meant to address issues of "poverty, racial justice, stewardship of the creation, and the defense of life and peace."

GLAAD contacted Sojourners regarding its advertising and editorial policies. When representatives reiterated that Sojourners is committed to issues including poverty and homelessness, GLAAD discussed how LGBT people are deeply affected by those issues. GLAAD successfully advocated for the inclusion of a full-page ad spotlighting facts about homelessness among LGBT youth. Additionally, Sojourners agreed to run a series of blog posts about LGBT youth and homelessness.

"Engaging faith communities with messages that encourage parents to support their gay and transgender children is a crucial step in reducing the number of LGBT youth left homeless by unwelcoming families," said GLAAD's Director of Religion, Faith & Values Ross Murray. "By running this ad, Sojourners is sending a strong message to millions of Christians that all children — gay and straight — deserve to be loved."

"The Ali Forney Center has been overwhelmed with thousands of LGBT youth seeking help after being discarded by their families," said Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, Carl Siciliano. "Far too many of these youths described being rejected because of their parents' religious beliefs. We hope to help the Christian community understand the terrible sufferings LGBT youth endure through homelessness, and how family rejection endangers their lives. No child should be forced to survive alone on the streets."

GLAAD's Religion, Faith & Values Program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional and community media. For more information, visit www.glaad.org/programs/faith.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.

LGBT youth more likely than heterosexual youth to try suicide 2014-07-22
Youth homeless summit releases task force survey 2014-07-21
Report outlines workplace barriers for LGBT youth 2014-07-16
Vernita Gray LGBTQ youth fund holds inaugural fundraiser 2014-07-16
Report looks at youth of color views on LGBT agenda 2014-07-16
Eychaner Foundation announces "1,000 Kids for Iowa" 2014-07-15
Buffalo Grove student wins national award 2014-07-08
Wade to step down as TransLife director 2014-07-08
ISU to host LGBTA college conference in 2015 2014-07-02
Play takes a look at undocumented queer youth 2014-07-02
Supreme Court lets stand CA's ban on ex-gay therapy 2014-07-01
WCT 30 Under 30 Awards presented 2014-06-27
Youth summit attendee creates resource website 2014-06-25
Windy City Times 30 Under 30 to be honored June 26 2014-06-25
26th Indy Pride marks diversity 2014-06-24
LGBTQA youth retreat examines spirituality 2014-06-24
HBHC town hall tackles youth health issues 2014-06-22
About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble presents Checking Boxes 2014-06-17
Chicago 2014 Homeless Youth Summit report released 2014-06-17
Chicago 2014 Homeless Youth Summit report released 2014-06-17
ALMA hosts second annual LGBTQ youth conference 2014-06-11
Spotlight: Youth Empowerment Performance Project's Faces 2014-06-11
Debut performance of FACES June 12, 13, 14 2014-06-06
GSA Network alum Yordy Cancino freed from ICE detention 2014-06-06
Youth athletes, Olympic ice team in Chicago May 31 2014-05-28
Youth athletes, Olympic ice team in Chicago May 31 2014-05-21
Students delve into LGBTQ history at fair finals 2014-05-20
HRC calls for laws, training to protect LGBT youth in foster care 2014-05-19
Summit panel talks govm't efforts on youth homelessness 2014-05-14
Chicago teen honored with national youth courage award 2014-05-13
Educational program for LGBT youth planned 2014-05-07
Inside Lurie's Gender & Sex Development Program, Part two 2014-05-07
Activist to LGBTQ youth: knowledge is power 2014-05-06
Chicago activist Agbobly, 16, among Courage Award Winners 2014-05-06
LGBTQ youth summit looks at homelessness 2014-05-05
Family Equality Day at Chicago Children's Museum May 4 2014-05-02
LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit in Chicago May 2-5 2014-04-28
LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit May 2-5 in Chicago 2014-04-28
National Campaign for Youth Shelter launches 2014-04-27
LGBT, immigrant youth unite for White House action 2014-04-23





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
the online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

John D'Emilio: Renowned professor, historian retires
 
Knight at the Movies: And So It Goes; film notes
 
Tony Tripoli tag-teams with The Cabaret Project
 
Meiling Jin on growing up in China, celebrity, LGBT journalism
 
The Dinner Party holds Taste of Chicago special
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now








  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.