A Time to Build Up: An Analysis of the No on Proposition 8 Campaign and its Implications for Future Pro-LGBTQQIA Religious Organizing

A Time to Build Up: An Analysis of the No on Proposition 8 Campaign and its Implications for Future Pro-LGBTQQIA Religious Organizing

A new report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's National Religious Leadership Roundtable summarizes findings from an early 2009 gathering at which nearly three dozen religious community representatives discussed the passage of Proposition 8 in California. Funded by the Arcus Foundation, the report, A Time to Build Up: An Analysis of the No on Proposition 8 Campaign and Its Implications for Future Pro-LGBTQQIA Religious Organizing (25 pages, PDF), found that collaboration between secular and religious communities is of utmost importance in advancing the rights of the LGBTQQIA community. To that end, attendees recommended encouraging alliances between LGBTQQIA activists and pro-LGBTQQIA religious leaders and developing advocacy efforts that reflect the beliefs and values of both religious and secular LGBTQQIA advocates.