LGBTQ Elders Meet the Next Generation of Christian Activists

December 18, 2017

There was a great conference held in St. Louis at the end of October you may not have heard about.  The Rolling the Stone Away conference brought together many LGBTQ Christians who were integral in the earliest struggles for acceptance and equality. Many younger activists were invited as well, making this conference one of the few to intentionally bring together different generations involved in LGBTQ Christian activism.

CFT member Mary E. Hunt was an invited guest, and she shares her reflections on the conference with readers of Religion Dispatches in this article.

Other CFT members were also honored as important contributors to the early work.  Peggy Campolo was in attendance, while Virginia Ramey Mollenkott and Letha Dawson Scanzoni were unable to attend.

If you enjoyed Mary’s article and want to lean more, check out:

The Rolling the Stone Away website

RTSA’s YouTube channel for videos of many conference sessions (note: sometimes the session recordings don’t start right away, just wait a few moments or move the playback indicator forward)

Rolling the Stone Away was produced by the LGBT Religious Archives Network.

Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.