LGBT faith leaders meet in Harlem
Note from GLAAD
Much of the mainstream media presents African American communities as anti-LGBT, but many African Americans, both religious leaders and lay people, are supportive.
Over 100 faith leaders – including lay people, divinity students and clergy – met last Saturday in Harlem for an inspiring conference convened by LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent. Founded just 3 years ago, the NYC-based organization seeks “to oppose discrimina-tion, exclusion or intimidation of LGBT persons in our society, [especially] in our faith-based communities,” as their mission statement says.