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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.

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

February 21 2018 1:10 PM

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

May 05 2017 5:51 AM

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