Troy Perry

Troy Perry Jr founded the Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian denomination church with a special affirming ministry to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Los Angeles. Read more about the story regarding Troy Perry's history in the gay rights movement and his work as a gay religious leader and activist, which he detailed in his autobiography, The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay. Find out about Perry and other LGBT leaders who are helping to enact change in the United States.

Four prominent pro-LGBT religious figures were lauded as pioneers at a panel discussion called 'Is Religion Getting Us to LGBTQ Equality?'

November 14 2014 6:25 PM

Why faith communities are one of the most important groups to win over when it comes to winning marriage equality.

July 02 2013 4:10 AM

As the new pope is celebrated today, it's worth noting that not everyone who wears the cloth is antigay. This being Women's History Month, here are 10 LGBT and allied women who are looking out for all of us.

March 19 2013 4:06 AM

Canada's largest Protestant church elects gay Rev. Gary Paterson for top spot.

August 17 2012 1:22 PM

Approved by various Episcopal bodies at the church's General Convention, both measures require further action.

July 09 2012 5:03 PM

Out performers such as Drew Droege, Sean Maher, Ross Mathews, and Bruce Vilanch were joined by allies such as attorney Gloria Allred, GCB star Mark Deklin, and Traci Lords in celebrating The Advocate's 45th anniversary.

April 11 2012 7:10 PM

Any celebration of the The Advocate's founding in 1967 must honor the heroes for LGBT rights that we've covered for 45 years. With one honoree named per year, the list will be announced in parts and culminate in an event in Los Angeles this month.

March 21 2012 2:00 AM

A contributor reflects on meeting his hero Troy Perry.

December 21 2011 4:00 AM

A surprise performance of 'Born This Way' took place on the south lawn of City Hall.

June 03 2011 5:45 PM

A reflection on protest and parades in Los Angeles.

May 11 2010 5:00 AM