Seeds of Hope

Gay Inmate Seeks Help


[Posted on September 27, 1999]

Rev. Turner:

It has been quite a while. I've been keeping up with your web-based news column (I love your responses!).

I am actually writing you because I was recently passed a letter from IGLHRC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) about a young male in a youth correctional institute. He is being threatened by other inmates because he is gay and the authorities suggested he keep his sexuality hidden or be referred to a "sex offenders program"! (All of this information comes from only seeing his letter and a copy of a letter he says to have received from the prison authorities.) My question is if you know anyone who might be able to pick this up and follow through with it. The boy's address is in South Carolina. I am trying to contact anybody that might be able to help.

If you yourself or someone you know might be able to provide some assistance please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you so much,
Patrick


Dear Gentle Folks,

I am giving you this letter from a good friend of mine who is trustworthy in his advocacy and if you might have ideas or places I can get some help please e-mail me directly at pastorpaul@whosoever.org. Thank you for any help you can give.

God Bless,

Pastor Paul


Rev. Turner is Sr. Pastor at Gentle Spirit Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

If you are seeking guidance and pastoral care on your journey to fullness as a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered person, please contact Pastor Paul directly at pastorpaul@whosoever.org.