Alternative lifestyles, minorities and religion; sometimes sadly, the three don’t mix. One group in Houston is working on that. Members of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transsexual community combine with Houston’s Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, reaching out to the Hispanic Community with a weekend of workshops to get the conversation started about where Hispanic L.G.B.T community members of faith, in Houston, can turn.
Rev Nancy Wilson from Metropolitan Community Churches is saying, “We’re talking about how it is we can bring the good news of god’s unconditional love to L.G.B.T Latinos in this country who really need to know that there is a god who loves them and making MCC available to them in their own culture and language.
Also participating in the workshops, members all the way from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Community Church. Neil Thomas from Founders Metropolitan Community Church is saying, “In Los Angeles where I’m from, the largest immigrant community is Spanish speaking and we need to be very much aware of that and very much in common and in sync with making our churches safe spaces for our Latino community to come and to be part of us.”
Wherever the place of worship, the goal, a common bond of understanding.