The Reverend Keith Lane graduated from General Seminary in New York in 2011 and is now ministering at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Greenwich Village. Fr. Lane worked in business before he began his studies for the priesthood. His wife, Marion, is also active at St. Luke's as a lay leader. His positive message is inspiring in our latest attempt to show another voice for Christians- an LGBT affirming one.
Dr. Deirdre Good (ThD, Harvard Divinity School) is professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, specializing in the Synoptic Gospels, Christian Origins, Noncanonical writings and biblical languages (Greek and Coptic). While she is an American citizen, she grew up in Kenya where her parents were missionaries. She is also a contributor to the blog, Episcopal Cafe. Her publications are listed in her CV.
Award-winning author and Episcopal Priest Elizabeth Geitz has positive words for the LGBT community. Elizabeth is a newspaper columnist and Adjunct Professor at General Theological Seminary where she is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees. Her upcoming book, I Am That Child: Changing Hearts and Changing the World, is a riveting memoir of her journey with two women of faith to a home for AIDS orphans in Africa. Her books take on gender issues and discrimination against the LGBT community; as such she has found herself at odds with the conservative Christian community. Visit her website and blog at www.elizabethgeitz.com.
Born Like This is proud to introduce Father Patrick Malloy to our team. Father Malloy has a positive message for out LGBT youth in need and wants everyone to realize that God's love is universal. Sometimes, the positive messages offered by religious leaders are drowned out by hate- there is comfort in knowing that among the 2.1 billion Christians on this earth, there are many who support the LGBT community that are not always heard.
LGBT rights champion and President of EqualityMatters.org Richard Socarides answers some questions about current issues facing our community. Richard served as a Senior White House Advisor to President Bill Clinton and has been instrumental in advancing equality for the past 20 years.