Advocating Humans

In advocacy I think training and mentoring people who are on your side is important. I’m a believer that if you are to build a team you need to advance your cause you have to be sure to welcome them and be forgiving if mistakes are made.

For example. It seems to me that any group who needs support from people who are on the outside their community should welcome it even if it’s not as perfect as they would want it to be. Now if you want anything done you can do it yourself or get helpers who can make a difference and if you show them the way then everyone can be on the same page.

Don’t assume someone will do things you have always done them. Change happens and if anyone is to stick around the the long haul you have to allow them ownership and the freedom to bring their experience to the table. In short don’t treat willing workers like children.

Taylor Swift’s Newest Track – You Need To Calm Down

Taylor Swift goes after twitter haters and those who hate the LGBTQ community. Her song writing is so clever you need to listen to it a couple of times to get what she is singing about. This video is using a colorful palate to get its point across.

June Is LGBTQ Pride Month, Love IS Love – #lgbtq #PrideMonth

To my LGBTQ friends, may this June be one where you are always proud to be who you are no matter what. Celebrate life and the love you have. I love and respect you all! Grace and peace.

Transgender Day Of Visibility – #TransDayOfVisibility #wontbeerased

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International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

Here’s to my Trans friends and others who are fighting for their rights to exist and their pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

A Note To #LGBTQ United Methodists #UMC #GC2019 #loveislove

To all the LGBTQ United Methodists going to church this morning after the events in St. Louis know you have my prayers and support today and beyond. Fight the power!

An Important UMC Decision #umc #lbgtq

As a former member of the United Methodist Church I am watching with care the proceedings at the called General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri regarding issues of sexuality and the denomination. This is not a easy time for the children of Wesley but its a time for decisions to be made for the future of their denomination. I support the inclusion, full participation and full access to sacramental rites of LGBTQ believers as I do in The Episcopal Church.

It is time that bold moves to build bridges, create opportunities and help everyone become a part of the life of the community of saints. There is opposition to inclusion and I realize that but I implore a spirit of openness, love and grace be upon those who will be leading this important conversation.