As a Black church movement for gay and transgender justice, we envision a community that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.
Black gay and transgender people are too often case studies in discrimination, shame, hardship, insecurity and isolation.
Job insecurity and other financial threats, lack of legal protections, discrimination in employment and housing, heightened violence due to gender non-conformity—all these and more can be a daily reality. The Black church, historically a crucible for social change, has been strangely silent and unavailable to confront or address the inequalities and injustices experienced by LGBT people and their families.
Many Voices envisions a Black church and community that embrace the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.
To fulfill that vision, we are transforming the inaccurate narrative that the entire Black church is negative.
We raise the voices of Black gay and transgender Christians who, despite rejection and condemnation, contribute so much.
And we equip and bring forward influential Black leaders to demonstrate that support for LGBT equality and justice is deeply rooted in the Black religious experience and entirely consistent with being Christian.
Once the narrative of a monolithic church has been repudiated, the silence will be broken, allowing space for a new, thoughtful dialogue about fairness, equality, and justice for everyone.
How will we get there? It’s all spelled out in our Five Year Roadmap toward Justice.
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