Troy Perry LGBT History Weekend
This weekend will celebrate the historical impact of Rev Elder Dr Troy D Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Los Angeles.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Call Me Troy Film Screening & Discussion: 3:30pm at PSR Chapel, Room 6
Reception at 5:00pm, PSR Badè Museum
Revival Service at 7:00pm, PSR Chapel, with guests Rev. Elder Troy Perry, Rev. Elder Freda Smith, Bishop Yvette Flunder and Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Rev. Elder Troy Perry will preach New Spirit Community Church at 11:00am, PSR Chapel
Call Me Troy is a truly inspirational story about a remarkable and dynamic individual whose activism was decades ahead of its time. Rev. Troy Perry is perhaps best known as the founder of the Metropolitan Community Church - the first church to recognize the spiritual needs of the gay community - but his "firsts" don't stop there. He was the first openly gay person to serve on the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. In 1969, Perry performed the first public same-sex wedding in the U.S., and in 1970 he filed the first-ever lawsuit seeking legal recognition for same-gender marriages. From presidential advisor to outspoken advocate, Perry has been on the front lines leading the charge for equal rights and protections for gay men and lesbians the world over as well as providing a place for all people, gay and straight, to worship side by side. This film celebrates his life and his legacy.
Co-sponsored by CLGS and New Spirit Community Church