Profiles Gallery

Identifying leaders in religious movements for justice for LGBT persons.

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Rev. Hong Tan

The Rev. Hong K. Tan was elected to the Board of Elders of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1993 during his term as District Coordinator of the European North Sea District.  Rev....   Read More

Justin Tanis

Justin Tanis is a theologian and activist for LGBT rights. His work focuses on the intersections of sexuality, gender, theology, and the arts. Raised in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he spent his childhood in New...   Read More

Rev. Neil Thomas

Rev. Neil Thomas is currently the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church, Los Angeles, the founding church of Metropolitan Community Churches. As a native of Bournemouth, England,  Thomas grew up in...   Read More

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, author and editor, was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, California, during the 1950s and '60s. In 1973, Thompson helped found the Gay Students Coalition at San Francisco State...   Read More

Rev. Paul A. Tidemann

The Rev. Paul Abbott Tidemann, long-time pastor of St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota and strong LGBT advocate,was born on July 1, 1938 to Warner and Bernice Tidemann in Albert Lea,...   Read More

Rev. Leanne McCall Tigert

The Rev. Dr. Leanne McCall Tigert is a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, licensed pastoral psychotherapist, adjunct faculty in pastoral care and counseling at Andover Newton Theological...   Read More

Dr. James S. Tinney

Dr. James S. Tinney was a leading authority on the history of the Black press and on Black Pentecostalism. When he identified himself publicly as a gay man and founded a church for Black lesbians and gays, he was...   Read More

Dr. Mary A. Tolbert

Mary A. Tolbert is the George H. Atkinson Professor of Biblical Studies at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California (since 1994). Since the Fall of 2000, she is also the Founding Executive Director of...   Read More

Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes

The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes is an American Baptist minister and womanist ethicist. A native of Durham, North Carolina, she earned her doctorate in the joint Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and...   Read More

Jim Toy

Jim Toy was the first TBLGQ person in Michigan to come out of the closet publicly, during his speech at an anti-Vietnam War rally in Kennedy Square, Detroit, in April, 1970. At the rally Jim was representing the...   Read More

Leo Treadway

Leo Treadway is most well-known for his leadership of Lutherans Concerned/North America; the development of the Wingspan Ministry at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and through that ...   Read More

Dr. Rembert Truluck

Rembert S. Truluck was born in 1934 and grew up in Clinton, South Carolina, a rural county seat with a Presbyterian college. His family was much involved in the Baptist Church and he followed their example....   Read More

Rev. Elias Tseng

Rev. Elias Tseng graduated from the Taiwan Theological College and Seminary with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Religion in 1995. He is recognized as the first openly gay pastor in Taiwan. In June, 1999, Rev....   Read More

Bishop Jack Tuell

United Methodist Bishop Jack Marvin Tuell was born on November 14, 1923 in Tacoma, Washington, the youngest of six sons of Harry Tuell and Ann Bertelsen Tuell. His father Harry was a mortician, and the family...   Read More