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Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson is the Moderator (global leader) of Metropolitan Community Churches, a denomination founded in 1968 by LGBT people, now with ministries in over 40 countries. Dr. Wilson was part of the first LGBT delegation to meet with a sitting president in 1979. She is currently a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is on the board of the Global Justice Institute. She is the author of "Our Tribe: Queer Folks, God, Jesus, and the Bible."

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May 16, 2016

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory reached a new low last week by bringing a lawsuit against the Federal government on his right, and his state’s right, to discriminate. Governor McCrory’s attachment to bathroom politics, in a southern state, which once sported his, hers, and “colored” bathrooms, pulls back the curtain on conservative politics as a thin veil for race and gender bigotry.

Jul 10, 2015

The Charleston legislature voted to make the Confederate flag a relic of the past! Inside I cheered! Then, I paused and took a moment to reflect on the agony and the ecstasy of recent weeks. 

Jan 16, 2015

It was a glorious day! It was the first day my marriage of 37 years to Paula was deemed legal in the state where we make our home—Florida! 

But in the middle of our marriage equality celebration—there was a lesson about race. 

Oct 03, 2014

The streets of New York were thronging with people in the first ever Climate March on September 21. Demonstrators had a message for world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit beginning that week: approve a Climate Treaty that includes strong actions.

Jul 03, 2014

The Supreme Court made a ruling at the end of June that will have repercussions for years, possibly for generations to come. The court decided that "closely held corporations" now have freedom of religion and can force women to go outside of the company-provided health insurance for birth control.

Reproductive freedom is every woman’s issue, and an issue for every person who has ever loved a woman.

Apr 21, 2014

Last week, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (pictured middle above), laid the mass murders of Christians at the feet of same-gender married couples and Americans:

Mar 20, 2014

In the wake of news that Fred Phelps—famed for picketing funerals with signs of hatred toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people—died, I want to take this opportunity to release this statement of prayer for Fred Phelps and his family.

Members of the Metropolitan Community Churches do not celebrate the death of Fred Phelps.

We have lived under the shadow of his hateful messages, and we will not follow in his footsteps. Today, we pray for his soul and for his whole family.

Feb 18, 2014

An Italian advocate for transgender rights and former member of parliament was detained at the Olympics for unfurling a rainbow flag with "Gay is OK" on it. Russian officials denied it, but the Italian foreign ministry activated its crisis protocol for Italian travelers in trouble.

Aug 12, 2013

Pope Francis asked a stunning question: "Who am I to judge?" This was in response to inquiries about whether or not there are gay priests in the Vatican—the now-renowned "gay lobby."

In a 90-minute interview returning from his travels in Brazil, an affable, relaxed Pope Francis covered a range of topics, but the "who am I to judge?" response made the world do a double take.

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