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Pride in the Pews honors Black LGBTQ+ faith leaders and allies

Pride in the Pews

“Pride in the Pews is thrilled to celebrate trailblazing Black LGBTQ+ faith leaders and allies for their prophetic leadership and unrelenting advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.” — Rev. Don Abram

CHICAGO — Pride in the Pews, the Office of State Representative Lamont J. Robinson, and Trinity United Church of Christ will host a virtual event on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time to honor the contributions of Black faith leaders to the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Honorees include groundbreaking luminaries such as Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., and Bishop Yvette Flunder.  

The virtual event will bring together faith leaders, activists, academics, and LGBTQ+ allies to celebrate the historic and present-day role that Black faith leaders play in advancing the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Leading figures such as Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Illinois State Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, and Rev. Don Abram will pay homage to the honorees and inspire a new generation of faith-based activists committed to LGBTQ+ equality. Click here to watch the event 

“I am honored to join this celebration of justice-centered ministry pioneers who preach and practice the unconditional love of Jesus Christ for ALL people of African descent. As we witness the rise of brazen anti-blackness and homophobia wrapped in ‘Christian nationalism’ it is critical we amplify the voices and lessons of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Bishop Yvette Flunder, and Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.” — Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ 

“It is a privilege to join Trinity United Church of Christ and Pride in the Pews to celebrate Black LGBTQ+ faith leaders and allies for their unparalleled contributions to advancing LGBTQ+ rights. With ongoing legislative attacks against the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, it is incumbent on us to mobilize our community and to defend the gains we have made as a country in securing human rights for all.” — Illinois State Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, 5th District Representative  

“Pride in the Pews is thrilled to celebrate trailblazing Black LGBTQ+ faith leaders and allies for their prophetic leadership and unrelenting advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s honorees are crystallized examples of servant leaders committed to ensuring the full participation of the LGBTQ+ community in our democracy and in our churches.” — Rev. Don Abram, Founder and Executive Director of Pride in the Pews 

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About Pride in the Pews
Pride in the Pews is a grassroots, nationwide nonprofit that develops, equips, and organizes emerging Black LGBTQ+ leaders of faith to advance social movements through civic engagement, political education, and storytelling. To learn more, visit prideinthepews.com. 

About Trinity United Church of Christ 
To learn more about Trinity United Church of Christ and its long-standing history of socially-conscious ministry, visit trinitychicago.org, follow us on Twitter @TrinityChicago, or like us on Facebook.  

Contact:
Don Abram
Pride in the Pews
773-629-5612
[email protected]

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