Amelia Markham still wants to pastor congregations even though her coming out has delayed that calling. Amelia earned her bachelor of science at Columbia International University where majoring in intercultural studies and biblical theology. Today Amelia is the Atlanta Organizer for The Reformation Project, a Bible-based organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBT people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Amelia resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she spends most of her time building a grassroots network of LGBTQ Christians and allies. At the same time she is attempting to navigate what it means to be an LGBTQ woman of faith with mixed-Asian ancestry and a “for better or for worse” kind of love for the Southeast [United States].
Immediately after college Amelia went on to work in international relief and LGBTQ advocacy as the director of outreach for the non-profit Planting Peace in Topeka, Kansas. There, she facilitated operations and programming for their most prominent project, the Equality House, which is better known as “the little rainbow house” directly across the street from America’s most notorious hate group, The Westboro Baptist Church.
Every single courageous act of coming out chips away at the curse of homophobia. Most importantly it’s destroyed within yourself, and that act creates the potential for its destruction where it exists in friends, family and society. -Anthony Venn Brown
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