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LGBTQ Pastors From the American South Take a Stand in ‘Out of Order’

LGBTQ Pastors From the American South Take a Stand in 'Out of Order'

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Out of Order

Logline: The Presbyqueerians. Or, how LGBTQ pastors are leading a church that recently rejected them.

Elevator Pitch: A group of young, queer would-be pastors meet at a secret camp in the South. A quiet revolution is happening in mainstream Christian America; these brave lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pioneers prepare to step forward in the face of bigotry and rejection to lead the very churches which so recently spurned them. These radical reverends include the first openly gay minister in Texas, the first openly gay black minister in the Presbyterian church and a roller-skating punk called Bruise Almighty. Meet The Presbyqueerians.

Production Team: 

Director – Amanda Bluglass (UK) “Ray: A Life Underwater,” “Beneath360” and “Viva. Punk rebel, 82”
Executive Producer – Aden Hakimi (US)
Cinematography and Post-Production – Julie Mack and Christy Pessagno (US)

About the Film: Why would a group of queer spiritual leaders want to serve a church which has a history of bigotry and rejection? What drives someone to stand up for what they believe in? How does an institution handle great change, whilst losing its members in droves? As a journalist with a nose for a good story, this story cried out to be told. At a time of increasing religious extremism, here is a new kind of spiritual leader never before acknowledged or celebrated: kind, funny, loving, deeply human – lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender pastors.

Current Status: We just completed our post-production fundraiser through Indiegogo and exceeded our target to raise $26k. Editing will start mid-September. Anticipated release in Spring 2016.

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