1. The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church.

    This edition features Bishop Tonyia Rawls, the founding pastor for Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte and founder of the Freedom Center for Social Justice, also in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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  2. The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church.

    This edition features Jermaine Lee, Program Manager of Behavioral Intervention at the PowerHouse Project in Charlotte, North Carolina. The PowerHouse Project is a drop-in center for Black & Latino gay/bisexual men or MSM's [men who have sex with men].

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  3. The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church.

    This edition features Ai Elo, a 23-year old Cave Canem Fellow and youth activist. Early on, Ai Elo looked to the church as a welcome respite from the chaos and neglect that she experienced at home. However, she soon found that she had to suppress parts of her identity in order to be fully accepted by her family and the congregation.

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  4. The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church.

    This edition features Julia Wallace, Co-Founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project. Julia grew up in a family full of preachers and while she was embraced by her father, also a preacher, she often experienced homophobic and transphobic messaging from her family and church. She discusses how she navigated through those experiences to claim and pursue her own unique purpose in life.

    Created by Katina Parker for Many Voices. vimeo.com/katinaparker

    Music by Julia Wallace, Rachael Derello, Katina Parker.

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  5. The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church.

    This edition features poet and activist A'Omare Kyyam, who grew up attending the churches of several family members. While he loved many of his early-life church-going experiences, when he was a young adult he discovered that he is gay. He left the Black Church to find himself and has yet to return.

    Created by Katina Parker for Many Voices. vimeo.com/katinaparker

    Music by Meredeth Summers Moore and Monica Douthit.

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The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay & Transgender Christians within the Church.

The web campaign features lay people as well as high-profile clergy like out, lesbian Bishop Tonyia Rawls of the Unity Fellowship…


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The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay & Transgender Christians within the Church.

The web campaign features lay people as well as high-profile clergy like out, lesbian Bishop Tonyia Rawls of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement and out, transgender faith advocate Rev. Brendan Boone of Metropolitan Community Church.

The Many Voices videos were created to engage church leaders and LGBTQ people about fostering a movement for gay and transgender justice in Black churches. Each interview captures a range of experiences that include Rev. Boone, who grew up as a male-identified lesbian and later transitioned to become a man, and who only recalls experiencing supportive affirmations in his home church, to Jermaine Lee, a community leader who grew up in a condemning Pentecostal setting that ultimately led him to “break up” with God until he was able to affirm his own worth.

The interviewees include:

Bishop Tonyia Rawls – Founding Pastor, Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte (Charlotte, NC);
Jermaine Lee – Program Manager of Behavioral Intervention, PowerHouse Project (Charlotte, NC);
Ai Elo – Writer and youth advocate (Charlotte, NC);
Julia Wallace – Co-Founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project (Durham, NC);
A’Omaré Kyyam – Activist and poet (Chapel Hill, NC);
Reverend Brendan Boone – Transgender Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church Raleigh (Raleigh, NC).

For more info visit:
manyvoices.org/video-campaign-launch/

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