Educate and Empower Christian Leaders on LGBT+ Issues
Organized by: Nomad Partnerships
501C3 Status Granted
April 12, 2016
EVENT DATE May 31, 2016
Nomad Partnerships is a new non-profit launched by the queer Christian activist Brandan Robertson. Nomad Partnerships exists to equip and empower faith leaders and their communities to become strident advocates for human rights.
Nomad hosts national campaigns and events which challenge anti-LGBT rehtoric of conservative leaders by uplifting the unheard stories of LGBT+ people of faith and the best scholarship (theological, psychological etc.) to educate and challenge the narratives that perpetuate discrimination in the Church and society as a whole.
Nomad also hosts gatherings with conservative and progressive faith and civic leaders to provide safe spaces for dialouge, education, and empathy to develop, exposing the harm of anti-LGBT+ teaching and providing a way forward for conservative faith leaders to become inclusive. Nomad uses our extensive network to ensure that faith leaders who step forward as advocates of LGBT+ community have the resources that they neeed to survive and thrive.
Nomad Partnerships does not seek to be a major non-profit but a behind the scenes organization helping to facilate true and lasting transformation in the Church and soceity on behalf of sexual and gender minorities.
In order to subsidize the launch of the organization, we are raising $10,000 which will help fund:
- Intial general operating costs (Initial government registration, supplies, and fees)
- The "Our Witness" Campaign, which will host public events across the country on location of cosnervative Christian conferences which exclude and promote harmful teaching about sexual and gender minorities.
- Initial gatherings of evangelical faith leaders who are interested in supporting LGBT+ Inclusion.
Be a part of the new thing that God is doing in our world. Help Nomad Partnerships educate and inspire people of faith to be fierce advocates for human rights.
For more information, visit NomadPartnerships.org
$1,000- Government Registration and Legal Fees
$3,000- Hosting Inaugural "Our Witness"event in Denver, CO.
$2,000- Hosting with Conservative Leaders (Travel, Venue, Resources)
$2,000- Content Creation (Videos, Articles, Publications)
$2,000- General Operating Expenses (Office Supplies, Board needs)
PAST WORK AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
To find out more about Brandan Robertson and the work of Nomad Partnerships, check out these media clips:
Evangelizing Marriage Equality Among Evangelicals- MSNBC Mini Documentary
Nomad- Documentary by Medill Journalism
An Evangelical's Take on Kim Davis- Interview on NPR
Gay Christian or Biblical Christian?- Debate on Moody Radio