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Eliel Cruz

Eliel Cruz is a speaker and writer on religion, bisexuality, media, and culture at The Advocate, Mic, and Religion News Service. He has also written for the Huffington Post, Sojourners, Washington Post, Patheos, Everyday Feminism, DETAILS, and Rolling Stone. He’s the co-founder and former president of Intercollegiate Adventist Gay-Straight Alliance Coalition, an organization that advocates for safe […]

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Rabbi Yoel Kahn

Rabbi Yoel Kahn serves as the rabbi for Congregation Beth El in Berkeley, California. He is an author and has spoken at conferences and in other venues about Reform decision making, spirituality, and issues of sexuality, feminism, and theology.

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The transgender faithful: How welcome are they?

As the International Transgender Day of Remembrance approaches on Nov. 20, transgender is having a moment, both in society and in religious communities. As transgender Americans become more vocal about their needs and rights, faith groups find themselves navigating a realm of possible responses.

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Ramon Rodriguez

Ramon Rodriguez is the president of Dignity-Chicago, an organization of LGBT Catholics that works for inclusion in the church.

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Anita C. Hill

Anita C. Hill is an ELCA minister and regional coordinator for the Midwest for ReconcilingWorks: Lutheran for Full Inclusion. She works with Lutheran congregations and individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to be fully inclusive of LGBT people. She lives in the St. Paul, Minn., area.

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Renee Garcia

Renee Garcia is a regional director for ReconcilingWorks: Lutheran for Full Inclusion and works with congregations and individuals in Texas to bring LGBT people to full inclusion in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He lives in Houston.

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Matthew Vines

Matthew Vines is a gay evangelical Christian activist who works for full inclusion of LGBT people in the Christian church. He is the author of God and the Gay Christian. Vines is based in Wichita, Kan. Contact through Helena Brantley.

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