The Courage of Authenticity: LGBTQ+ Legacy

There is no doubt that the years have borne fruit in the quest for liberation sought by the broader LGBTQ+ community and our allies. As a community whose mission calls for authentic living, we stand on the shoulders of giants; brave souls who put their lives on the lines, who on occasion paid dearly for their transgression of oppressive social norms in the name of liberation and the life lived authentic. This Sunday, so close to National Coming Out Day and in the midst of LGBTQ+ History Month, let us explore the roots of this courage by lifting up some of the luminaries of the LGBTQ+ community, charting part of the complex path that has seen us this far, knowing that there is still so much farther to go.