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