Gay Christians, lesbian Muslims, queer Jews and bisexual Buddhists have always been here. But now, gay people of faith are finally stepping out of the shadows and into the media spotlight.
These new images of religious gays — in film, TV, books, press coverage and on the Web — give a more nuanced depiction of GLBT people as well as faith. Many demonstrate, like Stranger at the Gate, the destructive conflict between religious doctrine and sexual desire. But more and more, these images are becoming unshackled from past bigotries, showing gay people how to accept love and faith, and find their own spiritual journey.
The article goes on to discuss various films including Murray’s Fish Can’t Fly.