Metropolitan Community Churches (MCCs) have served as one of many touchstones to political activism for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) followers. The increased visibility of LGBT individuals seeking liberation from the closets sparked discussions on tolerance and acceptance of LGBT people as parishioners, communicants, volunteers, and clergy in Roman Catholic, conservative, mainline, liberal, and Evangelical Protestant churches, and Jewish synagogues throughout the United States. Notable was the absence of LGBT people in such discussions on church policies, practices, and teachings on homosexuality.

Reverend Troy Perry lost his Pentecostal ministerial position when he disclosed his sexual orientation. However, Perry's passion for his Pentecostal faith inspired him to place an advertisement in the September 1968 issue of the LGBT magazine The Advocate for a ...

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