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YEN at the Lucille Lortel Theater: Children Raising Themselves

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Regina Weinreich

It's a given: boys left to their own devices can come to no good. In the fine MCC Theater production of YEN, a British import, at the Lucille Lortel ...

A Spark for Women’s Cricket in the US

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Nadia T. Gruny

A USA women’s cricket squad of 22 participated in a development camp a couple of weeks ago in Philadelphia. The camp culminated with games against t...

Pipeline Company Desecrates Graves On Sioux Sacred Land

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Metropolitan Community Churches know what it means to have our sacred sites defaced with spray-painted slurs. We know what it means to have our ministers murdered. We know what it means to be turned away from funeral homes because of who we are. We know what it feels like to have all we hold sacred desecrated.

Higher Education for Global Impact: MCC16

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Millennium Campus Network

For five days in early August, the iconic capital of the United States served as the backdrop for the eighth annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC).

Faith in a Time of Politics

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Do you ever wake up and wonder where you are? If you travel a bit, it's a common syndrome--but all of us wake up and wonder, "What day is today? What do I need to do today?" Sometimes when a death, divorce, or tragedy hits, you wake up, and it takes a minute to remember the source of your inner sadness.

The Politics Behind Using the Bathroom

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Bathroom politics are not a joke. When women first went into the workforce in industrial America, women's bathrooms were a win for working class women and families who were already vulnerable to sexual and economic violence.

Stop Trans* Murders!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As you remember the transgender lives lost this year, know that you are walking at the crossroads of so many forms of oppression. If you have personal and institutional power, know that you are not helpless in the face of these atrocities; you can do something.

Will Pope Francis Save the Planet?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Churches and institutions of higher education are beginning to take this moral imperative seriously. There are people of good will who are making changes, and there are decent people whose highest priority is to protect investment portfolios--not the planet.

The Pope's Encyclical on Climate Change -- What is Missing?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As I read through the encyclical, one thing stood out for me. In this comprehensive, scholarly, sophisticated, scientifically accurate, intellectual effort, there is a fundamental flaw. It is not surprising, but it is profoundly troubling.

The Iran Deal -- Surprisingly Good!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

For those of us LGBT folks who are getting accustomed to marriage equality and other basic rights and freedoms, telling our Congressional representatives that we fully support the Iran deal is an important way to continue to win the struggle for LGBT human rights.

'The Legend of Georgia McBride': Drag Is the New Black

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Regina Weinreich

MCC's production of Matthew Lopez' The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Lucille Lortel in the village, like Kinky Boots on Broadway, features stunning high heeled footwear and over-the-top pastel wigs.

The Charleston Massacre

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We are enraged at the execution of Black people in the streets, in the prisons, and now in a church! The killing of Black people in the Mother Emanue...

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

Celebrating Our Largest Summer Institute to Date

Nourish International | Posted 10.28.2014 | Home
Nourish International

Through workshops, mentoring and hands-on training, students learned how to earn money, partner with international communities, and run a successful Nourish Chapter on their campuses.

Nelson Mandela: Statesman of LGBT Equality

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Because of Nelson Mandela, South Africa became the first country in the world to include constitutional protection for same-gender-loving persons.

The Most Decadent Cocktail Party in New York

Gastronomista | Posted 05.20.2013 | Home

A night of revelry, debauchery and more cocktails than one can possibly count.

Hey, Supreme Court Justices, Same-Gender Marriages Are Not Experiments!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Forty years ago I came out as lesbian and discovered Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). I met couples who had been together for 40 or 50 years who had lived through difficult times of government intrusion on personal privacy.

Torn by Justin Lee: Gay Evangelical Writes A Coming Out Story Your Conservative Grandmother Could Love

Lillian Daniel | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home
Lillian Daniel

Lee is beyond charitable throughout his story. He's written a book that your Southern Baptist grandmother could read and then sigh at the end, "Well, bless his sweet heart."

Respect For A Gay Elder, Pity For Benedict XVI

Wayne Self | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Wayne Self

Pope Benedict, a loftily placed global citizen, must know many amazing people -- heads of state, authors, musicians -- but if he took the time to know anyone like Carlos Delgado, his hurtful proclamations against LGBT people would turn to ashes in his mouth.

The 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap-Up: Bigger! Better! Boozier!

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

Like a plague of locusts or an army of Huns, the cocktailian hordes descended on New York City on May 11 -- bar owners, mixologists, distillers, publi...

First Nighter: Musical Carrie Flickers But Doesn't Flame

David Finkle | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
David Finkle

Movie-goers haunted by the horror flick's final image will likely be waiting for it and dismayed when they don't get it. As they leave the theater, they'll realized they've had to settle for a not terrible but no more than mediocre version of Stephen King's prom-night nightmare inducer.

MCC's Distinct Model for Development

Patrick Fine | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Patrick Fine

While we appreciate Ken Adelman's description of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) as "[t] he best government innovation of the past decade,"...

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Aftermath

Gastronomista | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ah yes, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala. An annual blow-out of extremes, excesses, and lots and lots of cocktails. 40,000 cocktails to be exact.

U.S. Budget Woes Threaten MCC Money and Model

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Jane Staats

The prospect of a U.S. government shutdown over the FY2011 budget still hangs over Washington.

A Webb of Misguided MCC Ideas

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Jane Staats

Senator Jim Webb says the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) should stop funding development projects awarded to non-U.S. companies in Africa. I can think of three reasons this is misguided.