Out of the closet

Mar 18, 2019 by

Thank you for “Pink Menno Grandmother’s Activism Came Naturally.” It’s time for us Pink Grannies to come out of the closet, and this article gives us a starting point. Alta Mellinger Goshen,...

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A model of love

Feb 18, 2019 by

How fortunate Doug Lehman is to have a mother who models the love of his heavenly parent (“Pink Menno Grandmother’s Activism Came Naturally”). How fortunate the LGBTQ community is to have a person like...

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Pink Menno Grandmother’s activism came naturally

Jan 28, 2019 by and

Ruby Lehman of Harrisonburg, Va., is an 87-year-old retired schoolteacher, member of Park View Mennonite Church, world traveler, mother of four, white-haired extrovert with an easy smile and gay-rights...

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LGBTQ advocates make the most of greater acceptance

Jul 17, 2017 by and

ORLANDO, Fla. — From official seminars and an inclusive worship service to direct involvement in the Future Church Summit, LGBTQ participation and presence at the Mennonite Church USA convention reflected...

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Opinion: No pink in MWC’s rainbow

Sep 14, 2015 by and

We found much to love about the Mennonite World Conference assembly in Harrisburg, Pa., in July. Spectacular music complemented thought-provoking speakers. Diverse Mennonites discussed justice and...

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Voice of the voiceless

Aug 3, 2015 by

I attended the Mennonite Church USA convention as a “Pink Menno Grandmother,” wearing my self-made badge. I felt welcomed by so many people, including LGBT folks, their families and other supporters of...

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Heartbreaking moment

Jul 20, 2015 by

I am a 76-year-old lesbian, in a committed relationship for close to 30 years and a delegate to the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kan­sas City. For 25-plus years I have been respected, appreciated and...

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LGBT advocates pursue acceptance at Kansas City

Jul 8, 2015 by and

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Organizations advocating for inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within Mennonite Church USA were allowed a presence within the denomination’s convention for the...

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Love should never feel like a lost cause

Jul 6, 2015 by

I dared to hope that the decisions in Thursday’s delegate sessions at #MennoCon15 would surprise me. They did not. Yet last night I felt as stunned and hurt as if I had actually believed a better outcome was...

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Gay advocacy groups get space at KC convention

Jan 19, 2015 by

Same-sex relationship advocacy groups will be allowed space at the Mennonite Church USA convention for the first time this summer in Kansas City. The denomination announced Jan. 13 that church leaders have...

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Mennonite Church USA to explore new structure

Sep 30, 2014 by and

Seeking to hold the denomination together amid controversies over homosexuality, Mennonite Church USA will explore possibilities for a new structure. At its Sept. 26-27 meeting in Kansas City, Mo., the MC USA...

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