“There are very few churches where I could come and hold hands with my female partner if I wanted to,” Fisher said. “If you can’t be yourself, and if you have to leave parts of yourself out, then you’re not able to be honest.”
The congregation borrowed space from another church early on and in 2003, the purchased the former Belmont United Methodist Church – a location named a national and state historic landmark this year.
June is supposed to be a month for all to celebrate the LGBTQ movement and the strides the community has made over the years, but now it will be remembered as a dark time for many. Early Sunday morning, American-born Omar Mateen took the lives of 49 people and wounded 53 others at Pulse, a [...]