Carl Bean

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Archbishop Carl Bean


United States

Birth - Death

1944 - 2021




Founding prelate of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, a liberal protestant denomination that is particularly welcoming of lesbian, gay and bisexual African Americans. Formerly a Motown and disco singer and openly gay gospel singer, noted particularly for his version of the early gay liberation song 'I Was Born This Way', and author of a subsequent book with the same title. Worked with the Jackie Robinson Youth Council. Established the Minority AIDS Council in Los Angeles. LGBTQ and AIDS activist.

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