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Continue The Momentum For Environmental Justice

World leaders are gathering again to develop next steps in addressing the global climate change crisis.  Earlier this year, Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, Presiding Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, helped lead a diverse coalition of faith groups participating in the People’s Climate March. The march called on world leaders gathered for the UN Summit on Climate Change to take

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FIRST-EVER (USA) NATIONAL HIV TESTING WEEK

MCC, GLOBAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE, AND HIV/AIDS ADVISORY COUNCIL JOIN TESTING CAMPAIGN MCC has partnered with the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) to promote the USA’s first-ever National HIV Testing Week.  It begins Saturday, June 21 and runs through June 27.  The theme is “Talk HIV, Test HIV, Treat HIV.”  The partnership seeks to increase how

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METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES WELCOMES NEW CDC GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF PrEP FOR HIV PREVENTION

Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) welcomes the May 14, 2014 announcement from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. (See http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/PrEPguidelines2014.pdf) As the oldest Christian denomination primarily serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community around the world, MCC is long tenured in the

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Metropolitan Community Churches Celebrate Marriage Equality in Idaho, USA

Today, along with fair-minded people of faith around the world, Metropolitan Community Churches celebrate Marriage Equality in the state of Idaho, USA. Every picture and video we see and every story we hear of committed same-sex couples and allies celebrating, fills our hearts with joy and gratitude. On Tuesday evening, May 13, 2014, U.S. Magistrate

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National Give Out Day

Thursday, May 15, is NATIONAL GIVE OUT DAY. The Global Justice Institute is coming together with LGBT organizations around the U.S. for a day of focused philanthropy. National Give Out Day allows everyone to honor phenomenal success in the LGBT equality movement by investing in its future. Our work is unfinished. The Global Justice Institute

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Global call to protest against Nigeria’s anti-gay laws

Nigerian LGBTI activists are calling on people around the world to hold protests against homophobic legislation 11 FEBRUARY 2014 | BY ANNA D’ALESSIO Gay people in Nigeria are calling on the world to help them protest against anti-gay laws. Signed into law by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in January this year, the Solitary Alliance is hoping international

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Send a Letter to Ugandan Faith Leaders Re: Human Rights Violations

GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD TAKE ACTIONS AGAINST THE LGBT COMMUNITY Anti-Human Rights Actions in Uganda, Nigeria, India  This past Friday, the Parliament of Uganda passed legislation that further criminalizes the lives of LGBT people there.  The move came as a surprise to human rights organizations, but reflects a multi-year effort to enlist the Ugandan national

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