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UFMCC Moderator Meets with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A meeting of historic significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities took place on Dec. 12 as two internationally recognized human rights activists met in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Rev. Troy D. Perry, moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC),

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Volume 2, Issue 3

Let Us Give Thanks and Praise! Cover Stories Whosoever Readers Give Thanks and Praise The holidays are traditionally a time when we stop and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. Some of our readers took the time to share with us what they’re

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On Being Thankful

When the editor of this on-line magazine told me what the issue was going to be about I thought, “My God, how dry, how uninteresting for our community to read about.” After all there are battles to be fought with the Religious Right, politicians to

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I Thank You God, For the Rainbow

I thank you G_D for the Rainbow! And for every youth who has survived public or private schools, homophobic homes, heterosexist families, churches and societies. I am grateful for the code of the Still Small Voice Within Desirous of Just “A Safe Place” in which

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An Editor Gives Thanks

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) I don’t have time to write this! I’m crashing in the last few minutes of October 31st to get this new issue onto the web. Stopping to be thankful has been hard. I’ve

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God Through Gay Eyes

When I was a student at Furman University, we had an annual “religious emphasis week” when famous spiritual leaders would come to lecture, preach and hold discussion groups with the students. The best speaker that we ever had was a Southern Baptist Pastor who related

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Queer and Christian

I am a Queer Christian. I state this proudly. It is an expression I love to use. It shocks people, gay and straight, believers and non-believers alike. It challenges them. For many, this is an oxymoron. How can I consider myself Christian, they ask, and


Back From the Dead: One Gay Christian’s Journey

This article is an excerpt from the book From Wounded Hearts: Faith Stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People and Those Who Love Them, compiled and edited by Roberta Showalter Kreider, with a Foreword by Peggy Campolo, published by Chi Rho Press. I was

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Gay Christians: Uncle Toms, Or Fools for God?

Gay Christian. It’s a phrase any self-respecting member of the Religious Right would immediately identify as an oxymoron. As the founder and editor of Whosoever, I get letters everyday from conservative Christians who tell me it’s impossible to be both a practicing homosexual and a