List of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Firsts By Year - 1960s - 1969

1969

Rev. James Lewis Stoll, M.Div. (January 18, 1936 – December 8, 1994) was a Unitarian Universalist minister who became the first ordained minister, who came out as gay, of an established denomination. He led the effort that convinced the Unitarian Universalist Association to pass the first-ever gay rights resolution in 1970.

^ Mark Oppenheimer (2010-09-18). "Beliefs - Recalling a Haunted Cleric and Neglected Gay Rights Pioneer". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (July 1996), "The Inherent Worth and Dignity": Gay Unitarians and the Birth of Sexual Tolerance in Liberal Religion", Journal of the History of Sexuality (University of Texas Press) 7 (1): 73–101, JSTOR 3840443 ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (2003), Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture, Yale University Press, p. 30, ISBN 0-300-10024-8

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