Churches

“The gay scene in Atlanta that I came into – there was hardly anything going on outside of the bar culture with men. It was different with women. There was Charis Bookstore, and there was ALFA- the Atlanta Feminist Women’s Alliance, there were women’s concerts. There was a women’s culture that was deliberate and constructed by the women, based on feminism, which was very attractive to me. But among gay people in general the only thing that was organized beyond the bars were the religious groups: MCC, Dignity, Integrity, Lutherans Concerned.”
Franklin Abbott, September 30, 2011

Photograph — Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) on North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, May 7, 1978
Photograph — Reverend Bruce Hill of MCC Atlanta, condemns First Baptist Church’s Dr. Charles Stanley’s remarks about AIDS and gays, Atlanta, Georgia, February 9, 1986.
Photograph — Metropolitan Community Church, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16, 1982.
Photograph — Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, Atlanta, Georgia, February 19, 1990
Photograph — Senior Pastor Jimmy Brock in the Metropolitan Community Church, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16, 1982
Newspaper clipping — “It’s Not Gay Marriage vs. the Church Anymore”