Bethany Presbyterian in Spokane presents Listening to the Silenced: Stories of LGBT Spiritual Leaders and the Shower of Stoles Exhibit
The Shower of Stoles is a collection of more than one thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people of faith. The congregation of Spokane’s Bethany Presbyterian Church is honored to display a sizable representation of this collection to the surrounding community.
Each stole contains the story of a LGBT person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way: minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator, or active layperson. The exhibition, along with accompanying events, celebrates the gifts of LGBT persons who serve God in countless ways, while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.