By Peggy Gillespie, Co-Founder, Family Diversity Projects
We Have Faith: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clergy and People of Faith Speak Out, a museum quality traveling exhibit, is in previews starting during PRIDE and is already booking up in churches, synagogues, schools, universities, and libraries beyond the fall premier venues in New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.
“Love Makes a Family was viewed by hundreds of thousands of people so we knew that photographs of LGBT and allied faith leaders who are activists for LGBT equality would be a powerful sign of hope,” said Peggy Gillespie, co-founder of Family Diversity Projects. “The previews in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, D.C. and Provincetown begin in July. Every house of worship, seminary, college and religious convention can show this exhibit and help break the stereotype that people of faith are all anti-LGBT.”
- July 6-30 – Sixth Presbyterian Church 1688 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
- July 7, 8, and 9 – ReconcilingWorks Assembly – Luther Place Lutheran Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20005
- July 5-12 – Women’s Caucus Table and Integrity TABLE – The Episcopal Church National Convention – Indianapolis Convention Center , 100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
- July 30-August 18 – Provincetown Library, with grand opening on July 30, 6-7:30 p.m., during Family Week sponsored by Family Equality Council at the library. 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
We Have Faith features interviews and photographs of renowned LGBT and allied clergy including Bishop Gene Robinson, Bishop Yvette Flunder, Dr. Michael Adee, Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng, Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, Rev. Canon Mally Lloyd, Rev. Dr. Dennis Wiley, Rev. Dr. Christine Wiley, Rabbi Steve Greenberg, Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Rev. Darlene Garner, Rev. Candy Holmes, Rev. Jane Spahr, Pastor Bradley Schmeling, Rev. Dr. Harry Knox, and many others.
We Have Faith was created by journalist Peggy Gillespie and photographer Gigi Kaeser of Family Diversity Projects (FDP) – the same team that created the award-winning traveling exhibit, Love Makes A Family, Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People, and IN OUR FAMILY: Portraits of All Kinds of Families. All of their exhibits combat bullying and portray the deep beauty of the wide range of human diversity. Their mission is to make the world a safer place for ALL people.
We Have Faith is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, Parents Families Friends of Lesbians and Gays, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Institute of Welcoming Resources, Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Believe Out Loud, More Light Presbyterians, Integrity, DignityUSA, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Covenant Network of Presbyterians, United Church of Christ Office for LGBT Ministries, Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Faith in America, Intersections International, Pacific School of Religion and Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, A Room for All, and others.
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