A page of resources on "How to Move a Conflicted Loved One to Support LGBT Dignity" to help turn religiously-motivated opponents of LGBT equality into supporters!
Webinar recording & research on "How to Move a Conflicted Loved One to Support #LGBT Dignity" http://bit.ly/SQE8pA
Love Free or Die's PBS national broadcast was on October 29, 2012. The Sundance Award-winning film follows Bishop Gene Robinson on his journey to achieving LGBTQ justice as the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom.
More info on the webinar:
How to Move a Conflicted Loved One to Support LGBT Dignity
Wednesday, Oct 10th
• Robert Perez, Senior Vice President, Fenton Communications
• Macky Alston, Auburn Media
• Amy Simon, Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
• The Rev. Debra Peevey, Faith Director, Washington United for Marriage
One day a year, we celebrate some of God's bravest children: the individuals who are out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.
National Coming Out Day, October 11th, is a tremendous opportunity for us – allies of justice for all people – to advance LGBT equality.
The bad news is, even in this time of great social change and progress, the #1 reason why many people still don't support LGBT equality is their religious convinction and community.
But the good news is actually great! The #1 way to open hearts and minds on the LGBT issue is through personal relationships, loved one-to-loved-one.
On Wednesday, October 10th, Auburn Media hosted a webinar to share tested and well-researched strategies to help turn religiously-motivated opponents of LGBT equality into supporters.
The research in the webinar recording is on the strongest Christian case for LGBT equality, done in 2010-2011 by Auburn Media, in partnership with Fenton and Goodwin Simon Strategic Research. This is the very same research that inspired the messaging and strategy for most of the marriage equality struggles in 2012.
After a year of testing on the ground across the country, we know it works and we're so excited to share this webinar recording with you.
On the ground in Washington:
We're so lucky to have been joined by the Rev. Debra Peevey, Faith Director, Washington United for Marriage. Here is a peek at the advocacy work faith leaders are doing on R74, the marriage initiative in Washington.
Five different faith leaders make clear that R74 fully protects religious freedom while allowing all, loving committed couples in Washington to marry the person they love.
Rev. Rich Lang, of the University Temple Methodist Church in Seattle, and his wife Cathy, examine their reflections on the freedom to marry. Married for 29 years and the parents of two sons, Rev. Lang talks about his personal struggle over the issue