On June 22nd, the Washington National Cathedral will celebrate Pride Month by featuring the Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge as the first openly transgender priest to preach in the history of the cathedral. In a statement to the Huffington Post, Dean Gary Hall says:
As an advocate both within the Church and wider community, Cameron’s presence in the pulpit, I hope, will also send a symbolic message in support of greater equality for the transgender community, which suffers from acts of violence, discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, and financial inequality. We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity is good and your sexual orientation is good because that’s the way that God made you.
For the whole story please visit the Huffington Post here.