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Massachusetts – Rev. Nancy Wilson: “…I walked into my first Metropolitan Community Church service, in the little chapel at the Arlington Street Church (Unitarian) also on Boylston Street. Sitting with eleven or twelve other gay and lesbian people, I wept through Communion. Body and soul were united on Boylston Street in my twenty-first year when I simply walked through the looking glass to my new spiritual home. I felt naked and vulnerable in the presence of a God who was not ashamed to be called my God. I found out that embodied freedom was possible for me, a lesbian Christian.”
Georgia – Atlanta’s Metropolitan Community Church was broken into and vandalized three times in a ten day period late last spring.
Louisiana – Linda, a pastor of a Metropolitan Community Church congregation in New Orleans, had seen the demoralizing effects of a law that had made her parishioners live in fear. Mary, a car mechanic and political activist from Alexandria, Louisiana, as a black lesbian had also seen how racism and homophobia were fueled by the law*s”existence: Both women joined a class action suit brought by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the ACLU of Louisiana. The suit is a constitutional challenge to the state’s sodomy law.
District of Columbia – The Metropolitan Community Church, which has large Gay and Lesbian congregations across the United States, was heavily represented by groups from as far away as California, Texas, and Hawaii.
New York – Rev Renee McCoy: “I am a reverend, I was head of the Harlem Metropolitan Community Church in New York City until June ’86. I am the national director of National Council of Black Lesbians and Gays….It is important to me that Black lesbians and their issues are represented….”
Pennsylvania – Metropolitan Community Church is still trying to find people to accept a lesbian or gay Cuban into their homes, as well as to contribute cash and clothing toward the effort.
|Dignity conventioneers called to social action||Philadelphia Gay News||Pennsylvania|
|Gay Cuban refugees||Philadelphia Gay News||Pennsylania|
|Atlantic City Gay Pride Parade||Philadelphia Gay News||New Jersey|
|Third World, Lesbian and Gay Forces Unite at Blue’s Demonstration||WomaNews||New York|
|MCC in Portsmouth||Lesbian Connection||Viriginia|
|I do, I do||WomaNews,||New York|
|Feminists as Human Chauvinists||Sojourner||MCC|
|Toward Community: An Interview with Renee McCoy||WomaNews||New York|
|KKK Implicated in California Murders||Up and Coming||California|
|Metropolitian Community Church of Boston||Sojourner||Massachusetts|
|HIV-infected Support Group||Sojourner||Massachusetts|