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Blog Mar, 09, 2018
Rev. Candy Holmes' Resignation from MCC Leadership Roles

Dear friends and colleagues, 

There are few things certain in life, but change is certain. Today I am writing to share a significant change in my ministry and why this shift is critical. 

Blog Feb, 28, 2018
The Three Fault Lines Of Injustice Against Rev. Darlene Garner

As we wrap up Black History Month, my mind and heart are returning to Rev. Darlene Garner and the injustice she experienced at the hands of the Metropolitan Community Church, a denomination to which she faithfully gave her leadership and ministry.

Blog Feb, 16, 2018
Only For A Moment

Only for a moment, was it an unmatched statistic. 

When 49 people were gunned to death in what was for some – the only safe space where they could be themselves; we watched, cried, and prayed in horror. But only for a moment did that stand as the largest mass slaying of Americans targeted by an “active shooter” actively engaged in unleashing a fusillade of bullets into a crowd of people in a confined space. Only for a moment.

Blog Dec, 26, 2017
Grieving through the Holidays: Painting Holy Women Icons of Grief

The holidays can be the toughest time of the year. We expect warm nostalgia, celebrations—both sacred and secular—overflowing with family warmth and bonding. For queer people estranged from their families of origin, this can be doubly difficult. Grief, too, can be one of hardest things to deal with around the holidays.

Blog Dec, 20, 2017
Tips For Getting Through The Hard Holidays

The holiday season is rough for many people in the LGBTQ community.

Extra expectations, financial strains, and social isolation cause depression rates to rise. Many people have tensions with their loved ones over their sexuality and gender expression. When that’s coupled with the extra religious observances that take place in the holiday season, it can be rough.

Blog Dec, 20, 2017
Review: A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth by Cody Sanders

When I read Rev. Cody Sanders' new little gem, A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, I get the feeling that I’m sitting with a very smart and very compassionate friend. He knows that I am eager, but a little intimidated.

News Dec, 14, 2017
An Open Letter to Metropolitan Community Churches Leadership in Support of Rev. Elder Darlene Garner

We write as friends of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) who have been watching with growing concern as MCC embarks on its restructuring plans.

Blog Dec, 05, 2017
I'm Planning a Wedding in a State with a License To Discriminate

As a girl, I never dreamt of marrying in the church, yet I will be doing just that in May.

Blog Dec, 03, 2017
Close The Door, Or Open to All?

I was excited to take my now husband to the city I had considered home for many years. It was going to be his first time in New York City, having lived his whole adult life in the Pacific Northwest. I had lived in New York City for several years before moving to Washington State and I was excited to show him the city.  

Blog Dec, 02, 2017
Standing Up Against Discrimination

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case about whether religious beliefs give businesses that are open to the public a right to discriminate. The case is about David Mullins and Charlie Craig, who visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in 2012 to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception.