Profiles Gallery

Identifying leaders in religious movements for justice for LGBT persons.

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Rev. Richard Lee Nash

The Rev. Richard Lee Nash (August 5, 1935 - August 30, 1997) was a founder of the Unitarian Universalist Gay Caucus (now called Interweave) at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association held...   Read More

Dr, James B. Nelson

Dr. James B. Nelson was born on May 28, 1930, in Windom, Minnesota. He received a B.A. degree from Macalester College and B.D. (1957), M.A.(1959), and Ph.D. (1962) degrees from Yale University. He was ordained as...   Read More

Diann L. Neu

Diann L. Neu, D.Min., MSW, LGSW, is co-founder and co-director of WATER, the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual, in Silver Spring, MD. A feminist liturgist, spiritual director, and...   Read More

Jack Nichols

Jack Nichols co-founded The Mattachine Society of Washington (1961) and The Mattachine Society of Florida (1965). Starting in 1963, he chaired the Washington Society's Committee on Religious Concerns and ...   Read More

Szymon Niemiec

Rev. Szymon Niemiec, Polish photographer, gay rights activist, journalist and clergy, was born 5 October, 1977, in Warsaw, Poland. Szymon was raised in a Roman Catholic family and was strongly drawn to the...   Read More

Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon

Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon grew up in a conservative Baptist tradition in rural New Hampshire in a working class family, where there was a profound lack of space to talk about LGBT people. When they were...   Read More

Canon Richard T. Nolan & Robert C. Pingpank

Born three days and 120 miles apart, Dick Nolan and Bob Pingpank celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2005. Both cradle Episcopalians, Bob is a Connecticut native, and Dick is from Massachusetts. Their life...   Read More

Rev. June Norris

June Norris was born in Colorado on June 30, 1922, and raised in the Baptist Church in southern Illinois.  She was married at 15 and had three children by age 20.  “Back in those days, kids did get...   Read More

Rev. David K. North

Rev. David K. North was born on July 4, 1955, the fifth of six children, into a devout, Christian family in Alton, Illinois. His family was very active in St. John Baptist Church. He was licensed to preach the...   Read More

Father Robert Nugent

Father Robert Nugent is a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Religious Order, the Society of the Divine Savior. He was born, educated in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and ordained for the Archdiocese...   Read More