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 founder and editor of MANO magazine as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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