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Identifying leaders in religious movements for justice for LGBT persons.

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Mary Gaddis

Mary Leola Gaddis was born to Mac and Leola Gaddis in San Luis Obispo, California, on August 13, 1949. She was the oldest of three with a brother James and a sister Nancy. Her father was an engineer for the...   Read More

Prof. Dr. R. Ruard Ganzevoort

Ruard Ganzevoort was born in 1965 in a liberal reformed family in the Netherlands. With his parents, siblings, and occasional foster children, he lived in several places in his home country and Surinam, South...   Read More

Nicole Garcia

Nicole Michelle Garcia was born Michael on December 12, 1959, in Boulder, Colorado, the oldest son in a Hispanic, Roman Catholic family. On December 12, 1532, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to an Indian peasant,...   Read More

Rev. Darlene Garner

From Columbus, Ohio USA, Darlene Garner is a lesbian Christian woman of African, Cherokee, and Irish descent with a National Baptist and Episcopal spiritual heritage. She came out as a lesbian in 1973 and joined...   Read More

Dr. Sally Miller Gearhart

Dr. Sally Miller Gearhart worked in the ivy halls of academia for forty years as a teacher of Theatre, Communication, Rhetoric, English, and Women Studies. She was probably the first open lesbian in higher...   Read More

Joseph Gentilini

Joseph Gentilini was born in 1948 in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of four children, to Marie and Celso Gentilini. His older brother by seven years was a twin, but the other baby died shortly after birth. His...   Read More

Rev. Joseph H. Gilbert

Joseph H. Gilbert was born in Philadelphia on October 4, 1930, the eldest of five siblings.  His father, Joseph Henry Gilbert, was an engineer and his mother, M. Lovedy Gilbert, had worked as a nurse. When...   Read More

Rev. Elder John Gill

John Gill was born in 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the steel city, known as the Birmingham of the North. Both his parents were native western Pennsylvanians, and for the first eight years of Gill’s...   Read More

Chris Glaser

Chris Glaser received his M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School in 1977 and earlier, his B.A. in English Honors and Religious Studies from California State University, Northridge, in 1973. While in college he...   Read More

Dr. William Glenn

William D. Glenn, a former Jesuit and high school dean, is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California. Glenn’s education includes graduate...   Read More

Rev. Peter Gomes

The Rev. Peter John Gomes, Harvard chaplain and professor and a leading voice against religious intolerance, was born on May 22, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, from the Cape Verde Islands off the west...   Read More

Mitchell Santine Gould

Mitch Gould is the leading authority on Walt Whitman's mysterious connection to Quakerism, and coined a term to describe this difficult problem — which occupied the heart of Whitman scholarship for a...   Read More

Augustus Graham

Augustus Graham and his camerado John Bell Graham were founding fathers of Unitarianism in Brooklyn, as well as the founders of many critical arts and social welfare organizations, in the generation just before...   Read More

Dr. Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn’s mother told her that she began exhibiting interest in religion at the age of three, and by the age of eleven she was writing prayers for Sunday School.   Judy has been on a lifelong quest for...   Read More

Jeannine Gramick

Jeannine Gramick, a Roman Catholic nun, was born in 1942 and educated in Catholic grade and high schools in Philadelphia. She moved to Baltimore in 1960 to join the School Sisters of Notre Dame, until her...   Read More

Rabbi Julie Greenberg

Rabbi Julie Greenberg is the spiritual leader of Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir, Heart of the City, in Philadelphia and a therapist in her practice, Counseling with Soul. She entered the Reconstructionist Rabbinical...   Read More

Rabbi Steven Greenberg

Rabbi Steven Greenberg received his B.A. in philosophy from Yeshiva University and his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a Senior Teaching Fellow at CLAL (National Jewish...   Read More

Rev. Jan Griesinger

The Rev. Jan Griesinger was ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC) in 1970. She has worked in the field of campus ministry since that time, first for the World Student Christian Federation and then as the...   Read More

Bruce Grimes & Geoffrey Kaiser

Bruce Grimes and Geoffrey Kaiser entered a committed relationship in 1973 and together served as primary organizers and leaders of Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns (now Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...   Read More

Dr. Alfred A. Gross

Alfred A. Gross was born in 1895 into a New England family of some financial means. He received educational degrees from Amherst College (1915), Yale Divinity School (1917) and Oxford and received a doctorate in...   Read More

Deryn Guest

Deryn Guest was born in the heart of the blackcountry, in the United Kingdom. Women in the blackcountry had a reputation for chain-making and the production of nuts and bolts and her grandmother was involved in...   Read More