Saturday, June 27, 2009

Philadelphia - womb of the gay rights movement

This weekend is Pride in San Francisco and the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion. I'll be preaching at First Congregational in San Francisco (Polk and Bush at 11am) and I'll post the sermon. But today I'll send one reminder that most people may not know:
A 1965 gay march held in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, according to some historians, marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. It was not Stonewall. In fact the Compton Cafeteria Riots also predate Stonewall.

In honor of the birth place of the gay rights movement I post some videos that I made while I was in Philadelphia recently. Enjoy:

In(dependence Hall):

Liberty Bell:



Rick Brentlinger said...

Just found your Blog tonight. Looks like the Lord has called you to interesting and much needed work.

I live in Florida, near Pensacola and am praying about moving to SF.

Would you lift up a prayer that God will prepare a place for me?

Many thanks!

Rick Brentlinger

Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer said...

Will do. Blessings on your journey, wherever you end up!