1. “Youth ministers and chaplains are studying how to respond to students struggling with their sexual identities. Governing boards are re-examining their policies on allowing openly gay people in Bible studies. And pastors are preaching and writing about, rather than ignoring, the recent books arguing that the Bible can be read to support same-sex marriage.” The New York Times on how some evangelicals are taking a new look at the Bible’s stance on homosexuality.
2. “This is one way we as Christians can speak out – we have the power of choice. Let’s just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against Almighty God’s laws and His standards. Maybe if enough of us do this, it will get their attention.” Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is pulling bank accounts from Wells Fargo because they featured a same-sex couple in an ad.
3. “It was really funny because one of the arguments when the vote went through was that the church came out and said, ‘You know, this was a dark day for Ireland,’ and all you could see was literally rainbows everywhere, posters of rainbows, T-shirts of rainbows, men and women hugging, men and men hugging, women and women hugging, and yet cut to, ‘This is a dark day in the history of [Ireland].’ A dark day in the history of a country is internal civil conflict and war and bloodshed…It was a great day.” Actor Colin Farrell, whose brother is gay, on the Catholic Church’s response to same-sex marriage being legalized in Ireland.
4. DNAinfo on how a historian is shedding light on Harlem’s gay past.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ellen shares her favorite moments with Noah Ritter, the “apparently kid.”