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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.

50 Years, 50 Heroes: Honoring the Organizers of the March on D.C.

For The Advocate's 50th anniversary, executive editor Neal Broverman honors some of the organizers of the 1979 March on Washington.

Just a Bunch of Friends Who Changed LGBT History

Reverend Troy Perry, Phillip Ray De Blieck, Diane Olson, and Robin Tyler have been agitating for change for half a century.

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures

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

Op-ed: The Religious Folks Are With Us

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

Op-ed: 10 Pro-LGBT Christian Women You Should Know

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.

United Church of Canada Elects First Openly Gay Moderator

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

Episcopalians Provisionally Approve Marriage Rites and Transgender Rights

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

WATCH Celebrities Wish The Advocate Happy 45th Anniversary

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.

Hall of Fame Part Three

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.

Oped Meet My Hero of the Gay Rights Movement

A contributor reflects on meeting his hero Troy Perry.

Born This Way Flash Mob at LA City Hall

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

Pride of the West

A reflection on protest and parades in Los Angeles.

Speakers Announced for National Equality March

Speakers for the October 11 National Equality March on Washington were announced on Thursday.