Photo: Riverside Church

The LGBT Religious Archives Network and The Riverside Church collaborate to present this special exhibition on the history and life of Maranatha: Riversiders for LGBT Concerns, one of the first LGBT ministries within a church in the United States. In this exhibit you will see a wide array of artifacts—organizational documents, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, publications, brochures and photos that portray the this ground-breaking organization. Our intent is to allow you to make historical discovery through exploring the artifacts with only minimal commentary to weave them together.

Maranatha, a ministry of The Riverside Church, is committed to serving God by fostering greater understanding while promoting equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning people. To these ends, we have organized our ministry to serve, advocate, and support the LGBTQ community.

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