It Gets Better: let’s make a video!

Are you familiar with the “It Gets Better” campaign? It is a grass-roots video campaign that was developed after the horrible spate of LGBT teen suicides this past year, to encourage LGBT youth to hang in there, because life DOES get better. This campaign has now taken off, not only featuring videos from people around … READ MORE…

Pride 2011: It DOES get better!

Comfortably over 100 members of St Paul’s participated in this year’s Gay Pride Parade, from the marchers to the picnic organizers back at the Cathedral. It was, as always, a lot of fun for the walkers (and fortunately, not too hot this year). We are always popular and it’s always wonderful to hear the cheers … READ MORE…

The MIlitary Acceptance Project

This Easter, I am officially joining the Episcopal Church and becoming a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral. One of the things I enjoy most about St. Paul’s is its broad inclusivity and its commitment to social justice. As some of you know, I am currently getting my Master’s in Social Work from the University of … READ MORE…

A Fearsome Blessing: The Words of Creation

“May I now present to you Hannah and Kathy Wilder!” Kathy and I were married five weeks ago at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Our ceremony began in the late afternoon, timed so the evening light would shine softly through the stained glass windows. It was a busy day, full of appointments and preparations. Luckily, I found … READ MORE…

Forum followup: resources for repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Our forum this week discussed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), which prohibits openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people from serving in the Armed Forces. (Our transgendered friends and family are covered by other policies.) It’s important to remember that DADT does not prohibit LGB folks from serving. It prohibits them from being honest about who … READ MORE…

Towards a more perfect union

I shouldn’t be surprised by some of the letters to the editor of the San Diego Union Tribune that were spawned by the recent federal court decision that ruled Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, and that its passing by a slim majority of California’s voters deprived gay and lesbian people the rights of due process … READ MORE…

Faith Leaders’ statement on Prop8 decision

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle spoke at the Prop8 celebratory rally on Wednesday, representing St Paul’s, The California Council of Churches Impact and California Faith For Equality. We are part of a statewide movement of 6,000 faith leaders who support marriage equality. Today’s decision, wonderful as it is, will be appealed to higher courts. So … READ MORE…

Cathedral Group to meet at Prop 8 march tonight

Today is the Day of Decision for the Prop8 federal case. Regardless of the outcome, there will be a march starting at 6pm tonight (Weds) at 6th and University, followed by a rally at the LGBT Center. Please join us to show your support for marriage equality and wear your purple t-shirts!

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