Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Exclusive: Award-Winning Playwright Katori Hall to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut w/ 'Hurt Village' Adaptation Exclusive: Award-Winning Playwright Katori Hall to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut w/ 'Hurt Village' Adaptation Does the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Tease a Black Panther Introduction? Does the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Tease a Black Panther Introduction? Watch New "Supertrailer" for 'Drumline: A New Beat' Watch New "Supertrailer" for 'Drumline: A New Beat' Watch Now: Baseball Phenom Mo'ne Davis Inspires in Spike Lee Doc 'I Throw Like A Girl' Watch Now: Baseball Phenom Mo'ne Davis Inspires in Spike Lee Doc 'I Throw Like A Girl' Watch: Racism Insurance - Coverage for White Privilege (For Everything, But the N-Word) Watch: Racism Insurance - Coverage for White Privilege (For Everything, But the N-Word) New Daytime Talkshow 'The FAB' w/ Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee Coming to ABC New Daytime Talkshow 'The FAB' w/ Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee Coming to ABC Watch: Everything Else You've Wanted to Know About 'The Wire' - Cast Reunites for Hour-Long Chat Watch: Everything Else You've Wanted to Know About 'The Wire' - Cast Reunites for Hour-Long Chat Sundance Institute Announces New Artist Development Programs Coming to 8 US Cities Sundance Institute Announces New Artist Development Programs Coming to 8 US Cities TV Series Based on Queen of Salsa's Celia Cruz is Underway; Puertorican Actors Jeimy Osorio & Modesto Lacen Star TV Series Based on Queen of Salsa's Celia Cruz is Underway; Puertorican Actors Jeimy Osorio & Modesto Lacen Star Weekend B.O. Oct.17-19 - How Did 'Dear White People' Do and What Might it Mean? Weekend B.O. Oct.17-19 - How Did 'Dear White People' Do and What Might it Mean? Trailer Debut: 'Black Dynamite' Season 2 Arrives Trailer Debut: 'Black Dynamite' Season 2 Arrives Review: 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Proves That Iron Mike Isn't Afraid to Dress Himself Down Review: 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Proves That Iron Mike Isn't Afraid to Dress Himself Down 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

‘Many Voices’ Video Campaign To Reveal Stories Of Black Gay & Transgender Christians In The Church

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act October 12, 2013 at 10:47AM

Filmmaker Katina Parker has created a series of six videos for the Many Voices organization, featuring the personal stories of African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people who came of age in Black churches. The web campaign features not only lay people, but high-profile clergy as well.
0
Many Voices refit

Filmmaker Katina Parker has created a series of six videos for the Many Voices organization, featuring the personal stories of African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people who came of age in Black churches. The web campaign features not only lay people, but high-profile clergy as well.

Many Voices is a non-profit whose mission is to foster a Black Church movement for gay and transgender justice, and its new media campaign was created to engage church leaders and LGBTQ people about fostering a movement for gay and transgender justice in Black churches. It also as well offers training, resources, and relationship-building opportunities for interested church leaders and Black LGBTQ people.

As United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, who is involved with Many Voices says: "The time is now for the Black Church to fully embrace our tradition of calling for freedom, liberation and justice for all of God's children -- especially for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family and friends.”

And Rev. Cedric Harmon, who is co-director of Many Voices, added that “The truths of the personal testimonies represented in the Many Voices Video Campaign are hard to deny. I pray we hear the message and eagerly engage in efforts to eliminate the inequalities and injustices affecting the lives and aspirations of so many."

A new video will be released once a week until Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, with the first video featuring Bishop Tonyia Rawls, who is the Founding Pastor, Unity Fellowship Church in Charlotte NC.

The other interviewees in the video series, all who whom are based in North Carolina, are Jermaine Lee, Program Manager of Behavioral Intervention, PowerHouse Project (Charlotte), Ai Elo , writer and youth advocate (Charlotte), Julia Wallace, the Co-Founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project (Durham), A’Omaré Kyyam, activist and poet (Chapel Hill), and Reverend Brendan Boone  who is the transgender Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church (Raleigh).

The videos can be seen on Many Voices’ YouTube channel HERE, on Vimeo HERE and their Facebook page HERE. You can also go to Many Voices’ own website HERE.

Here’s the first video with Bishop Rawls:

This article is related to: web series


Shadow & ActNewsletter