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Matthew Vines

Matthew Vines is a gay evangelical Christian activist who works for full inclusion of LGBT people in the Christian church. He is the author of God and the Gay Christian. Vines is based in Wichita, Kan. Contact through Helena Brantley.

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Reformation Project

The Reformation Project is an ecumenical Christian organization that works for full inclusion of LGBT people within the church. It is based in Wichita, Kan., and Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian, is its president.

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Emily McGinley

Emily McGinley is a pastor at Urban Village Church, a multisite United Methodist Church in the Chicago area with an outreach ministry to transgender people.

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Patrick S. Cheng

Patrick S. Cheng is an associate professor of historical and systematic theology at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and an ordained minister. He is the author of several books on queer theology, including Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology.

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Alma Lopez

Alma Lopez is a Los Angeles-based artist whose works frequently feature female Catholic saints as Chicana women with a gender twist. Her “Our Lady,” a rendition of the Virgin of Guadalupe as seminude Chicana boxer, prompted worldwide controversy when it was displayed in New Mexico in 2001. Her most recent show is “Queer Santas: Holy […]

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David E. Weekley

David E. Weekley is a United Methodist Church pastor who described his life as a transgender man in In From the Wilderness: Sherman: She-r-man. He blogs about his life in the church at Sherman’s Wilderness. He is the pastor of St. Nicholas United Methodist Church in Hull, Mass.

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Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano is an actor who performs several one-person shows on LGBT issues and religion, including “Transfigurations,” about transgender and the Bible, which he performs in churches around the country. He is based in Sunbury, Pa.

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Barbara Satin

Barbara Satin is a transgender activist and assistant faith work director with the Institute for Welcoming Resources, a program of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force that coordinates pro-LGBT efforts in U.S. faith communities. She participated in a 2010 Gender Spectrum panel about the inclusion of transgender people in faith communities. 

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