Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey is the first ordained black lesbian pastor of the United Methodist Church. In her work, she proudly represents both the black and LGBT communities as a minister, educator, and activist.
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The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church affirmed the reinstatement of Rev. Frank Schaefer to ordained ministry in the church.
Approximately fifty Methodist clergy have filed a complaint against 36 pastors for jointly blessing a same-sex union.
This reverses the church's December 2013 decision to defrock him seven years after officiating the wedding ceremony for Tim, one of his three gay sons, and Tim's husband.
In moving tributes, Julie Wood and her 10-year-old-daughter, Sophie, share memories of Ben, their deeply loved, gay son who died by suicide last year.
After an eight year process, openly lesbian Mary Ann Barclay was not moved forward in the ordination process, as the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM) rejected her candidacy to become a minister in the United Methodist Church (UMC).
A bishop in the United Methodist Church (UMC) is dropping a complaint against an openly gay minister for being a "self-avowed practicing homosexual."
Dr. Monica Cosaro, pastor of Rainier Beach United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington, has written an op-ed for Time.com entitled "Boy Scouts Banned My Church Because We Support Gays."
85-year-old Dallas-based Reverend Bill McElvaney has been suspended by the United Methodist Church for presiding over a gay couple's marriage.