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Troy Perry

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Date of Interview

2010-05-11

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

Perry, Troy D.

Biographical Text

Rev. Troy Perry is an author, activist, and founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, which belongs to a Protestant denomination known for affirming with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. He became a licensed Baptist preacher by the age of 15 and was a pastor of several churches several years later, during which he was battling with his sexuality. Perry wrote several books including his autobiography, The Lord is My Shephard and He Knows I'm Gay.

Duration

2:04:39

Language

English

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University Libraries

Digital Format

audio/mp4

Accessibility

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Original Format

MicroCassette

Material Type

Sound

Interview Format

Audio

Subject LCSH

Clergy;
Authors, American--20th century;
Civil rights workers;
Metropolitan Community Church;
Perry, Troy D.--Interviews

Rights Statement

This audio file and digital image may only be used for educational purposes. Please cite as: McKiernan Interviews, Special Collections, Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton University, State University of New York. For usage beyond fair use please contact the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Keywords

Activism; Gay Rights; Ronald Reagan; Baby boom generation; Civil
Rights Movement; Stonewall Riots; Vietnam Memorial; AIDS; religion; Anti-war; Vietnam
Veterans; Leonard Matlovich, LGBT.

Files

mckiernanphotos - Perry - Troy, Rev.jpg

Citation

“Troy Perry,” Digital Collections, accessed February 7, 2023, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/1214.