Profiles Gallery

Identifying leaders in religious movements for justice for LGBT persons.

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Rev. Don Fado

Don Fado was born in 1933 to a Pennsylvania family. At a young age the family moved to Redding, California, where Don grew up in the Methodist Church. His first recollection of a gay person in his life...   Read More

Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé

Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé (formerly Elias Farajajé-Jones) is a pioneer who has worked to help faith communities of color create compassionate responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. He was born to a mixed...   Read More

D. Darnell Fennell

The Rev. D. Darnell Fennell was born the youngest son of three children on December 7, 1987 to the proud parentage of Jeannie and Russell Fennell. He received his early education in his native hometown of...   Read More

Jack Fertig

Jack Fertig, one of the first Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence--best known as Sister Boom Boom a.k.a. Sister Rose of the Bloody Stains of the Sacred Robes of Jesus--was born on February 21, 1955, in Chicago. He...   Read More

Patricia Kevena Fili

Patricia Kevena Fili, aka Amethyst Moonwater, Pagan and Wiccan Priestess, was born in March 1951 in Portland, Oregon. Assigned male gender at birth, Patricia had two older brothers.  Patricia was interested...   Read More

Rev. Elder Diane Fisher

Rev. Elder Diane Fisher is the regional elder for Region 5 of the Metropolitan Community Churches which includes eastern Canada, the northeastern U.S. and eastern Europe. Diane has been an MCC member for...   Read More

Brother Grant-Michael Fitzgerald SDS

Grant-Michael Fitzgerald was born on September 11, 1947 in Kingston, New York and baptized in a Catholic church in Philadelphia in May 1953.  His father Eugene was a bar and restaurant owner and his mother...   Read More

Rev. Flo Fleischman

The Rev. Florine L. Fleischman was a student at the University of Tampa in the late 1940s where she connected with other lesbians and gay men, particularly through Literati, a student writers group. She also...   Read More

Morris Floyd

Morris Floyd, an early leader of LGBT movements in The United Methodist Church, was born in 1946 in Austin, Texas.  His father Morris Sr. was studying for an MBA degree at the University of Texas.  The...   Read More

Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder

Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder is founder and Senior Pastor of the City of Refuge UCC and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship, a multi-denominational fellowship of 56 primarily African American Christian churches. She was...   Read More

Rev. Sarah Flynn

Sarah Jean Flynn was assigned male gender at birth as James D. Flynn in 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. She was nine years old when the family relocated to a small college town in the panhandle of Texas. At thirteen...   Read More

Clark Friesen

Elder Clark Friesen hails from the farmlands of Kansas where he was reared in the Mennonite Church. He was sent out as a missionary in 1969 to serve at the Mennonite Church of the Sermon on the Mount, a church...   Read More

Rev. Ruth Frost

The Rev. Ruth Mary Frost was born in 1947 into a family with strong Lutheran roots. She is third generation clergy in her family. Her father, Dr. Gerhard Frost, was a prominent pastor and poet-theologian in the...   Read More

Rev. Gwen Fry

The Reverend Gwen Fry is an ordained Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Arkansas and has 25 years of experience in a wide range of parish settings. Her experience coming out as a trans woman of faith makes her...   Read More