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U.S./World: Rainbow Flag Creator, African Decent Conference

Beyond the Carolinas

Gay activist Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag, died on March 31 at his home. He was 65. And, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has announced that its 2017 People of African Descent, Friends and Advocates Conference, “Grounded in Love,” will be held from Aug. 3-5 at the Crowne Plaza, 200 N. 4th St., in St. Louis, Mo.

Standing beside and behind LGBTQA youth

Spiritual Reflections

Angel was 16 when I first met him at church. He came with other members of the church. It was a while before I realized he was trans. The only thing I knew was he had a cool-looking tongue ring. I found out later that my noticing his tongue ring was the thing that kept him coming to church.

This is Home!

Spiritual Reflections

In 1992, I walked into a church. I hadn’t done that for a very long time. I have to admit that my motivation was not necessarily all that pure. I was dating a woman who went to church every Sunday evening and I needed to see what or who drew her there.