Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Capital Pride Weekend: Bringing Pride to the Church Pew

On the eve of 2016 Capital Pride Weekend here in Washington, DC, I thought I'd turn the spotlight on a group whose mission to support the LGBTQ community continues throughout the year. The group is called Many Voices and their goal is to help Black churches join the struggle for social justice for gay and transgender brothers and sisters. The Rev.Cedric A. Harmon, an ordained pastor in the National Baptist and Missionary Baptist Churches, serves as Co-Director of Many Voices. I had the opportunity to experience worship with Many Voices and it was a profound joy to see worship through new eyes. Words can't capture the emotion in the sanctuary that evening, so hopefully these images will.

The Rev. Cedric A. Harmon, Co-Director of Many Voices

Many Voices has helped many gay and transgender Christians find open and accepting church communities