Justimore Musombi talks about what it is like to be a gay Christian pastor in Kenya. He attended Earlham School of Religion, a Quaker divinity school. In a school blog post he says he grew up in a King James Bible believing Episcopal church, but came to faith at 14 under the influence of a high school chaplain. Initially, he had no one to talk to about his sexuality. He only heard negative messages that it was wrong. Watch the videos below as he tells more of his story.
Intersex and Faith was founded by Lianne Simon and Megan DeFranza. Lianne is intersex (see her story in this video). She has long been an advocate and educator. She is the author of two novels that include intersex characters: Confessions of a Teenage Hermaprodite and A Proper Young Lady, Megan is a scholar who wrote the book Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God.
Lianne and Megan created Intersex and Faith because there were no theological resources for those who are intersex, as well as for those who want to understand what it means to be made in the image of God with all its complexity. Their mission is: “Working together to support, advocate with, and educate others about intersex people to help faith communities welcome those born outside the male/female binary.”
One of the projects they are currently working on is a documentary called Stories of Intersex and Faith. It features stories of five intersex people. Watch the trailer: