Friday, May 6, 2016

Black Church LGBT Campaign

Many Voices, a Black church movement for LGBT justice has launched a new video campaign in partnership with Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland to increase awareness about LGBTQ life on historically Black College & University campuses. Rev. Cedric Harmon, Executive Director of Many Voices stated, “We feel it is important to hear from students who have their fingers on the pulse of college life. Major life decisions are made in college about which career paths to pursue & the ways in which one chooses to express themselves in the world. We wanted to explore how messages from the church impact & influence the campus experience of Black LGBTQ youth & we hope this video will sensitize our Black community to the longing Black LGBTQ youth feel for a spiritual home. Indeed, God belongs to Black LGBTQ youth too.” Anika Simpson, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University added, “Morgan State University is committed to serving as a national leader in the advancement of educational equity for black LGBTQ students within institutions of higher education. MSU’s program in Women’s & Gender Studies partnered with Many Voices to produce a short film that documents the challenges faced by our LGBTQ students. We aimed to both center our students’ experiences through compelling first person accounts & to disrupt the dominant narrative that historically black institutions (HBIs) are inhospitable to sexual & gender diversity. This project serves as a unique opportunity to foster a national dialogue concerning progressive advocacy on behalf of black LGBTQ students in post-secondary education, who live at the marginalized intersection of race, gender & sexuality.”
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