Thursday, June 8, 2017
Malcolm Boyd (pastor/gay activist) born 1923
Malcolm Boyd was an Episcopal priest and a gay activist, born June 8, 1923. He authored the book Are You Running With Me, Jesus?, which I read during the time I was struggling with coming out. He was also a minister in the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's, supporting integration and voting rights. He came out in 1977, becoming one of the first prominent American clergymen to announce his homosexuality.
He passed away at 91, February 27, 2015 of complications from pneumonia.