February 4, 1997 By The Rev. Dr. Mel WhiteMinister of Justice and ReconciliationThe Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mr. President, Last night you were silent again about the plight of twenty million gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Americans. With your Inaugural Address that’s eighty-four minutes of speech-making into your second term and you haven’t […]
An Open Letter to President Clinton
The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, PresidentThe United States of AmericaWhite HouseWashington, D.C. Dear President Clinton, Four years ago, lesbian and gay Americans cheered your acceptance speech and danced for joy at your Inaugural celebration. This year most of us are not cheering and few will come to dance. Instead, in Dupont Circle and across America […]
An Update on Mel and Gary’s Life Together Since "Stranger at the Gate."
Mel WhiteAuthor, Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay And Christian In AmericaJustice Minister, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches On February 15, 1995, the Rev. Dr. Mel White was arrested for "trespassing" at Pat Robertson’s CBN Broadcast Center. The story of his arrest, the 22 day prison fast, and the "little victory" that followed, […]