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A Prayer for May 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia!

Loving God,
You made humanity in your likeness,
Each and every human identity,
in all our sexual and gender diversity,
in all our racial and cultural diversity,
bears Your sacred image.
Press us, compel us, inspire us
to fully live the power and beauty
of this truth every day.
In the name of the extravagantly loving
table-turning, disruptive One
we call Jesus, Amen.

You are welcome to use this prayer in worship and social media to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The day was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people, and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

More on the May 17 website.

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