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Amelia Markham grew up in Destin, Florida and is graduate from Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C., where she earned her B.S. in intercultural studies and biblical theology. Although coming out resulted in an inability to launch right into local church ministry, Amelia went on to work in international relief and LGBTQ advocacy as the director of outreach for the non-profit Planting Peace where she lived and facilitated operations and programming ran out of their most prominent project, the Equality House, better known as the little rainbow house directly across the street from America’s most notorious hate group, The Westboro Baptist Church, in Topeka, Kansas.

Recent Posts

May 27, 2015

In her keynote address at The Reformation Project’s D.C. Regional conference last November, Rev. Allyson Robinson exhorted Christians in the affirming Church to consider and overcome the “temptation to power,” the temptation to think the LGBT issue is the only gospel issue we should focus on.

She asked what kind of Church will we become, and what kind of authority will we yield as a movement who is closer than ever to full equality and inclusion?

Sep 19, 2014

When I was in 10th grade my friends started having sex. Of course, several had already done so and some until this day have not, but in 10th grade people began to talk openly about their experiences, or at least their thoughts about their future experiences. Contrary to what one might think, the Evangelical communities I was a part of were profoundly supportive of discussion about sex, at least when it came to looking at the concept within a covenantal relationship, namely marriage.

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