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Mark Tobey (1890-1976),

famous artist, dedicated and devout Baha'i, was gay. His life and work were commemorated.. More

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Are my parents homophobic..

I never knew the faith didn't allow homosexuality until I signed up to an LGBT society at University. I am straight but I will always support LGBT rights as they're people too. However when i told my mum she said that the faith says people cant practice homosexuality. Through further reading i found that Shogi said that they should seek medical help and pray! I always thought the faith to be progressive and be welcoming to all people so to find this out is a great shock to me and has made me doubt my parents. I've never been 100% certain on joining the faith but I think now my mind is made up. I'm very disappointed but also scared that my parents are homophobic. Think I'll wear a big LGBT flag next time i go to a prayer meeting.

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