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

    In this installment, Rev. Brendan Boone, an out transgender pastor at Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, discusses growing up in rural Virginia. Rev. Boone recalls having an idyllic church-going experience where both his pastor and the congregation assumed that he was a male-identified lesbian and accepted him unconditionally. However, as a pastor at MCC, he has witnessed the tragic discrimination that many LGBTQ people experience growing up in church.

    Music by Meredeth Summers Moore, Rachael Derello, and Monica Douthit.

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  2. Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Jr., a straight-identified Associate Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, encourages us to re-examine what the Bible has to say about human sexuality.

    The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church. For more resources for learning and sharing: manyvoices.org/get-involved/shop/

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Many Voices Video Campaign

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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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