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Identifying leaders in religious movements for justice for LGBT persons.

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Rev. Elder Don Eastman

The Rev. Elder Don Eastman was formerly an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God.  He received his theological training at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Following graduation in 1966, he...   Read More

Rev. Janet McCune Edwards, Ph.D.

Rev. Janet Edwards, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania was invited by Nancy McConn and Brenda Cole to preside at their wedding in June, 2005. Knowing that this was likely to...   Read More

Lisa A. Edwards, Ph.D.

Since becoming rabbi of Beth Chayim Chadashim in 1994, Rabbi Lisa Edwards has been a Jewish lesbian activist from the pulpit, on the page, on the Web, in the classroom, and in the streets of Los Angeles. She has...   Read More

Rev. Dr. Ed Egan

Rev. Dr. Clarence Edward Egan Jr., Ed, was born on June 20, 1923 near Albion, Nebraska, the oldest son of Clarence and Vera Egan. As a child, he learned to play the piano and violin and began his lifelong interest...   Read More

Rabbi Denise L. Eger

Denise L. Eger was raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in Religion in 1982.  She received her Master's...   Read More

Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

Cecilia Eggleston was the first woman and first lay person to be elected District Coordinator in the European District of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. She became involved in UFMCC...   Read More

Rev. Carole Elizabeth

The Rev. Carole Elizabeth prepared this autobiographical statement in May, 2011:    I was born the only daughter of Arthur and Esther Olson on May 18, 1944. Dad was a pastor in the old ELC Norwegian...   Read More

Fred H. Ellis

Fred Ellis, a member of Integrity (Episcopal) since 1991, was born in 1952 in Lufkin, Texas. He grew up as an active member of the Methodist Church, attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, and...   Read More

Dr. Marvin Ellison

Marvin M. Ellison, Jr. was born in 1948 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Marvin M. Ellison and Esther Alexander.  There was an older sister and younger brother in the family.  The family heritage is largely...   Read More

Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell

Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell has been teaching and writing about Jewish women's history and feminist spirituality for the past twenty years. The founding director of the American Jewish Congress Feminist Center in Los...   Read More

Donna Enberg

Aside from living for a time in Idaho and Alaska, Donna is a lifelong New Englander, born in and still living near Worcester, Massachusetts. Following graduation from Becker College (Worcester),  she worked...   Read More

Rev. Alejandro Escoto

The Rev. Alejandro Escoto is the Minister of Spanish Speaking Ministries and Pastor of La Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana Los Ángeles (ICMLA), which is Spanish for Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles...   Read More

Orlando Espín

Orlando Espín was born in Cuba, in 1947, to Oscar Espín (a lawyer) and Oliva del Prado de Espín, the third of four children. In Havana he attended the Jesuits’ Colegio de Belén....   Read More

Arthur Evans

Arthur Evans was born in York, Pennsylvania, on October 12, 1942. His father was a Scottish immigrant of Welsh descent. After dropping out of elementary school, the father worked most of his life on...   Read More

Schmian Evans

Schmian Evans was born October 13, 1979 in Monroe, Louisiana. When Schmian was a child growing up in California s/he remembers going to Baptist churches with hir family but not forming a strong relationship or...   Read More

Renae Extrum-Fernandez

Renae Extrum-Fernandez is a fifth generation Methodist born in Pittsburg, California, in 1957. She lived there with her parents, Raymond C. Extrum, school superintendent of the Knightsen School District, and...   Read More