Black Church

Many Voices releases video featuring trans pastor on Trans Day of Remembrance #TDOR

In conjunction with Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Many Voices Video Campaign, has released its sixth and final video featuring Rev. Brendan Boone, an out transgender pastor at Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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November 4, 2013

Many Voices highlights black LGBT Christians in video campaign

Many Voices begins video campaign to catalyze culture change in the black church

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On National Coming Out Day, new video campaign highlights Black LGBT Christians

Many Voices, a non-profit organization working to build a national movement for LGBTQ justice from within the Black Church, has launched a new web campaign on National Coming Out Day.

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New York Times and ABC Highlight LGBT-Affirming African-American Congregation

On Saturday, the New York Times highlighted the LGBT-inclusive ministry at Rivers at Rehoboth, a Harlem-based congregation in New York City, in its article “A Rare Haven for Gay Men and Lesbians in Harlem.” The congregation, which is formed as the merger of Rivers of Living Faith and Rehoboth Temple, has its roots in the Black church tradition, while maintaining an active outreach to the Black LGBT population.
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Guest Post: One LGBT-Inclusive Black Church in Boston Paves the Way

Black History Month is a time for honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans and their institutions, including the Black Church. In 2000, Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Boston adopted a unanimous resolution to enthusiastically welcome LGBT worshippers.

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GLAAD Calls on Media to Dispel the Myth of the Divide Between the Black Church and the LGBT Community

With the recent passage of marriage equality in Maryland, the media has begun to focus again on the supposed conflict between LGBT equality and the African American community.

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