Local LGBTs contribute to 'Truth in Progress' dialogue on race, sexual orientation issues

Posted on 05 May 2010 at 10:19am
Marilyn Alexander, C.D. Kirven and Rev. Gil Caldwell
Marilyn Alexander, C.D. Kirven and Rev. Gil Caldwell

At the Creating Change conference in Dallas earlier this year, I had the opportunity to have lunch with an old friend, Marilyn Alexander, and a new friend, the Rev. Gil Caldwell.

The two have teamed to create Truth in Progress. The project began as a dialogue on issues of race, sexual orientation and faith that began 10 years ago.

Truth in Progress developed into a multimedia project taking a special look at the similar yet different experiences and histories of the black civil rights and LGBT equality movements.

After the jump is the first video created by Alexander and Caldwell.

Truth in Progress: A conversation. from Truth in Progress on Vimeo.

Alexander is an author and the former development director at Resource Center Dallas. Caldwell marched with Martin Luther King and has been active in the civil rights movement since the late 1950s. He’s now a national board member of PFLAG.

They’ve been working on developing their project for more than a year and this week, their website launched. Several of the clips in the video were taken at Creating Change, including the comments by Dallas activist C.D. Kirven.

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