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Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity

By Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman. Beacon Press, 2016. 181 pages. $25.95/hardcover; $24.99/eBook. Before we begin, let us pause for a […]

Mitchell Santine Gould is a gay and Quaker historian who is writing a book on Walt Whitman. He runs an Airbnb destination in Portland, Ore., called PDX Wheelhouse, and is the curator of Leavesofgrass.org.

Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Timeline

Proclaiming Love and Justice

A history of American Friends Service Committee’s work for LGBTQ rights and recognition.

Stephen McNeil, a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif., serves as AFSC’s San Francisco Wage Peace director. He has served as staff for 32 years and on a program committee for seven years. He has also served in various roles with Friends Committee on National Legislation for 16 years.

Timeline based on the work of AFSC archivist Jack Sutters.

Posted in: Features, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality
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Nozuko’s Story

Fall 1999, Singisi, South Africa It’s an ordinary autumn day. The chilling wind announces the impending arrival of winter, snapping […]

Susan Winters Cook is a former member of Mullica Hill (N.J.) Meeting. From 1981 to 1997 she was a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Daily News. She traveled to South Africa several times between 1988 and 1994 on her own, partially funded by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, to document Quaker development and empowerment activities as a response to apartheid and then during the intense time of transition from apartheid to democracy. She began documenting the HIV/AIDS situation in 1995, then returned to South Africa in 1997 permanently. She started a provincial-based AIDS education periodical Ubomi (Xhosa for "Life") in 1997 out of a realization that "the people who needed the information the most were those most at risk—and that was the rural poor." She writes: "The real tragedy of AIDS in South Africa for me was, having seen what the parents endured and sacrificed to ensure a better future for their children, to discover that many of those young people would not live to accept that gift of freedom."

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Children in Haiti

From all appearances, Theodore doesn’t look sick. The tall, lanky 14‐year‐old smiles easily as he polishes a miniature table and […]

Christian M. Hansen Jr., M.D., is a member of Haverford (Pa.) Meeting.

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