Rainbow in the Word

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The Reverend Dr. Ellin Jimmerson is an historian, author and filmmaker whose 2013 documentary, The Second Cooler (narrated by Martin Sheen), centers on immigration and labor rights. Rainbow in the Word, her 2017 book, features a collection of essays by members of the LGBT community on their Christian faith. In 2015 Ellin made headlines by becoming the first Baptist minister to officiate a same-sex wedding, marrying a black lesbian couple in her home state of Alabama.

You can find her on Facebook and Twitter at @EllinJimmerson. Visit ellinjimmersonblog.com for more of her work.

Hector is the editor of MANO. He's also the host of Latinish and Hits from the Brain. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's a former deputy editor of Latino Rebels, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hector studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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