Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Methodist Minister Comes Out as Trans after 27 years

Just months after telling his own children that he was not their biological father, The Rev. David Weekley, who is in his late-50s, came out to his congregation of 221 members at the Epworth United Methodist Church in the Sunnyside neighborhood in inner Southeast Portland, on Sunday, Aug. 30, Weekley.

Until now, there has been just one openly transgender Methodist clergyman in the U.S. to retain his ordination (That man, Drew Phoenix, 50, had his ordination challenged by members of the church after coming out publicly in 2007 to his congregation in St. John’s of Baltimore United Methodist Church in Maryland.)

Read the full article in the Westlinn Tidings here.

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