For many, the holidays are a joyous time, bringing together friends and family from all corners of the world. But for millions of LGBTQ+ people whose loved ones fail to fully accept them, this can be a particularly difficult time of year.

Though there are many faithful Christians in the United States and all over the world who embrace an affirming, loving theology, others continue to spew hate that only becomes more fervent during the holiday season. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will speak with one faithful queer activist who is fighting for equality.

Jayne Ozanne is a leading campaigner for the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ persons in the United Kingdom and beyond. Founder of the Ozanne Foundation and author of Just Love: A Journey of Self-Acceptance, she will join Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, to discuss how her faith influences her activism.

The conservative makeup of the Supreme Court likely means trouble for the future of Roe v. Wade. We know that overturning Roe will endanger reproductive rights for millions of women across the country – but abortion rights aren’t the only freedoms in jeopardy if Roe is struck down. Rev. Gaddy will sit down with Ryan Stollar, child liberation theologian and an advocate for children and abuse survivors, to discuss his recent article Unintended Consequences: Overturning Roe V. Wade May Endanger This Cherished Evangelical Practice.

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