Church #Pride in July @JennTafel @GLSENcincinnati @glaad

hollyhocksPastor Jenn Tafel will be joining us in July to offer our service. Mark your calendars for July 16th! 10:30 AM Hospitality, 11 AM Service. 845 Congress Avenue, in Glendale, OH.

Rev. Tafel, received the Intersection Award from Michigan State University for “outstanding contributions to improving the experience of students with multiple and intersecting identities across dimensions of race, gender, and sexuality”.

Every year, at the Lavender Reception and Mosaic Awards Gala at Michigan State University (MSU), the MSU LBGT Resource Center selects a recipient for its Intersection Award. The Intersection Award acknowledges outstanding contributions to improving the experience of students with multiple and intersecting identities across dimensions of race, gender, and sexuality. This year’s recipient is Rev Jenn Tafel. She serves as the advisor for QCROSS: Queer Christians Reclaiming our Sexuality and Spirituality. Jenn has been a tireless and thankless advocate for those who are marginalized across race, gender, sexuality, and faith. She is the longest serving advisor to an LGBT Rev. Jenn Tafel Receives Award student organization at Michigan State University. She not only shows up for events that focus on queer and trans communities but has been visible and attentive to events focused on healing and combating oppression in it’s multiple forms. This year, Jenn has worked with Q-CROSS to focus more on the intersections of identity and the overlapping, compounding oppressions faced by the most vulnerable on our campus. For all of these reasons and her unwavering commitment to QCROSS, our campus, and our greater community, we are proud to present the Intersections Award to Rev. Jenn Tafel.

~from the May issue of “The Messenger,” by Bailey Krestakos, LBGT Resource Center Staffer

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