In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 2019, the UU Retired Ministers and Partners Association is sponsoring a new history project and two conferences focused on the history and stories of LGBTQIA ministers, their partners, and allies.
The UU Rainbow History Project is beginning by collecting memories, photographs, sermons and other memorabilia for this website and social media. All of the materials we gather will be placed in the UURMaPA archives at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library Archives unless you specify that you want them back. To contribute your stories and other materials, please send them to our Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and to the book editor, Diana McLean, at email@example.com.
The first was held at the Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels TX, February 17-20. Keynote: Keith Kron, Director of the Transitions Office and former Director of the UUA Office of BGLT Concerns. Theresa Novak, Minister Emerita of the UU Church of Ogden UT, shared her Odyssey.
The second conference was held Oct. 7-10, 2019, at Wisdom House in Litchfield CT.
The four-day, three-night conference included stories from living pioneers of the LGBTQIA movement, workshops, and other activities. UUMA members and partners of retirement age could register for the full conference even if they are not formally retired. Ministers, aspirants, and partners of any age were also invited to register for the main program day.
We hope you will contribute your memories and materials to the process of recognizing our amazing history as Unitarian Universalists of transformation into a truly welcoming faith community.
The project is supported in part by a grant from the UU Funding Program.