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Pacific Beach United Methodist Church: "We will continue to welcome all people"

Pacific Beach United Methodist Church says, "We will continue to welcome all people"

The United Methodist Church (UMC) dealt a powerful blow to its LGBT members last month when at their international General Conference in St. Louis a majority of voters chose to uphold the church's traditional values and ban gay and lesbian clerics and denounce same-sex weddings. 

#MeTooLGBTQ conference coming to San Diego in April

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It was six years ago when I became the victim of rape, right here in my own community. While this was not the first time I was raped by someone in our community, it was the first time I sought help.

Trans crisis hotline gets four-times more calls since memo leak

According to Trans Lifeline, the number of calls coming into their crises center have quadrupled since the New York Times printed a story about an alleged memo that proposes to erase transgender individuals from society. 

Protecting our LGBTQ+ youth

Parents of LGBTQ+ youth may feel isolated themselves, not understand what to do or where to turn.

Growing up is hard to do!

For all of us, especially adolescents and young adults, exploring who we are, what we want in life, and our friendships and intimate relationships are especially important.

It’s not always easy navigating our independence with what our parents and family members may expect or want for us.

Alano Club helps maintain sobriety through the holidays

The holidays are an especially dangerous time for addicts and alcoholics.

Courage is defined as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. 

For millions of Americans having the courage to step up, announce one's self, and seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is heroic. Addicts and alcoholics often feel isolated and humiliated by the things they have done while in their active disease.

Tips to survive Thanksgiving in post-election turmoil

The election will come up at our Thanksgiving dinners. We will have things to say and questions to ask.

The election will come up at our Thanksgiving dinners.   

We will have things to say and questions to ask.

And we will need to feel safe for those necessary exchanges to take place. (None of us can think or speak clearly when in physical or emotional danger.)