Here’s the fourth out of six installments of Many Voices, a documentary web series created by filmmaker Katina Parker for the Many Voices organization.
The goal of the series is to feature the personal stories of African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people who came of age in Black churches. The web campaign profiles not only lay people, but high-profile clergy as well.
The mission of the organization “is to foster a Black Church movement for gay and transgender justice. It also offers training, resources, and relationship-building opportunities for interested church leaders and Black LGBTQ people."
This latest episode features Julia Wallace, theologian and the co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project in Durham, NC.
For Wallace, her strong Christianity defines who she is. As she says it is “who I am is a gift from God, from the Creator, and it is exactly who I am supposed to be in this lifetime. Learning more about the history of Christianity and the Bible allowed me to see that it could be used as a tool for love, for liberation, and that it is my choice to use it that way."
Also Katina Parker has her own Vimeo website HERE.