Profiles Gallery

Identifying leaders in religious movements for justice for LGBT persons.

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Rev. Dr. Deborah Johnson

The Rev. Deborah L. Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California at 1956, toward the end of the “baby boom.” She came of age during the tumultuous 1960s and early ‘70s with urban riots,...   Read More

Rev. Dr. Jay Johnson

Jay Emerson Johnson is an Episcopal priest and theologian and has served the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in a number of capacities since 2003,...   Read More

Rev. Jeff R. Johnson

Jeff R. Johnson was ordained in 1990, and is the fourth pastor to serve University Lutheran Chapel of Berkeley, the Lutheran community of faith “at work in the world” at the University of California,...   Read More

Rev. Kevin Johnson

Rev. Kevin A Johnson has served as pastor and co-founder of Bloom in the Desert Ministries, a United Church of Christ and Reconciling Ministries congregation in Palm Springs, California since 2003. From...   Read More

Rev. Malcolm Johnson

The Rev. Malcolm A. Johnson was born on 8 September, 1936, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. At  the outbreak of the Second World War his parents were evacuated to a small village, Acle. It was an idyllic, rural...   Read More

Mel Johnson

 Elder Mel Johnson joined the Metropolitan Community Church in 1987 and has been a member of Sunrise MCC in Palmdale, California; MCC of the Redwoods in Marin County, California and MCC-San Francisco,...   Read More

Toby Johnson

Edwin Clark (Toby) Johnson, Ph.D., Catholic monk turned activist, psychotherapist and spiritual writer, was born in 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson has been partners with Clifton D. (Kip) Dollar since 1984....   Read More

Rev. Dr. William R. Johnson

The Rev. Dr. William R. Johnson (born June 12, 1946 in Houston, Texas) was the first openly gay person ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the first such person ordained in the history of...   Read More

Canon Clinton Jones

Clinton Robert Jones, Jr., was born November 8, 1916, in Brookfield, Connecticut, the only child of Clinton Robert Jones and Henriette Elizabeth (Morehouse). Clinton, Jr., was raised on a large farm managed by...   Read More

Bishop Zachary Jones

Zachary Jones was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in 1958. He was the youngest son of seven children born to Maggie and Frank Jones. Early in his life, his mother knew he had a strong call to God and to...   Read More

Lynn Jordan

Lynn Jordan was born Leonard Clayton Jordan in 1944 in Lorain, Ohio, to Jim and Ellen Jordan. His sister Geraldine Ann was born two years later. His maternal family ancestral lineage included the first English...   Read More

Victor K. Jordan

Victor K. Jordan is volunteer archivist at both The Riverside Church and the National History Archive at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center in New York City. Victor was born February 27,...   Read More

Father Mychal Judge

Father Mychal Judge was born in South Brooklyn, New York, on May 11, 1933, older of fraternal twins with sister Dympna. An older sister Erin was born in 1930 and brother Thomas Emmett the following year, but he...   Read More