Coming up: Level Ground Film Festival, Feb. 20 – March 2

Level Ground fills an important niche in both the film-festival circuit and the wider national dialogue around faith, sexuality, and gender. By focusing on small-venue programming, offering intimate discussions and provocative panels featuring prominent leaders, writers, artists, scientists, and theologians, and hosting events around the films, the festival will become a national innovator in film-festival programming, art curation, and the LGBT dialogue.

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Watch: Ruth Messinger, “From Discrimination to Dignity”

Ruth Messinger talks about “Standing with Women, Girls and LGBT People Worldwide” in the ASC Rector’s Forum on Sunday, Dec. 8.

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Brave New Voices

Poetry from the Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

ASC Purple

LGBT Spirit Day

All Saints joined millions of Americans wearing purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

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Love Free or Die

Love Free or Die

To prepare for Bishop Gene Robinson‘s visit to ASC on Sunday 9/22, you might want to watch the 2011 documentary LOVE FREE OR DIE, which details his history-making work to help LGBT people receive full acceptance in the Episcopal Church.

You can rent or purchase the film from a number of digital services, including iTunes, Amazon and Vudu.  More details here.

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Call-in-day for passage of the ENDA

Now that Congress is back in session, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is poised to move to the Senate floor this fall. I hope you’ll join us in mobilizing an outpouring of support for this common-sense, national workplace protection law for our LGBT community.

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Gene Robinson

Bishop Gene Robinson at ASC 9/22/13

Known for being the first openly gay priest to be elected as a Bishop in 2003, Gene Robinson is also known as an impassioned spiritual leader and effective community builder. The Bishop is a longtime friend of All Saints Pasadena — he last visited almost a year ago to discuss his latest book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk on Gay Marriage.

Gene Robinson retired this year from his ten-year tenure as Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, although a Bishop is designated for life. Since then, he’s been active as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

We’re delighted to welcome him back on Sept. 22 to preach, both at the 9 AM and 11:15 AM services, and as the speaker in the Rector’s Forum at 10:15.