• Continuing Bayard Rustin's legacy...

    Making trouble to create change

  • OUR MISSION, VISION, & PURPOSE

    We have a dream that no one must hide their fabulousness under a bushel again.

    Mission

    Angelic troublemaking that helps create a just world for same-gender loving people & LGBTQIA people of color.

    Vision

    Make every same-gender loving and LGBTQIA person of color visible and valuable through an interfaith advocacy.

    Purpose

    Speaking prophetic truths to the powerful in defense of the oppressed.

  • WHAT WE ARE DOING

    We're working to move legislation!

    Lift Your Voices for Equality! Senate Hearing Slated for Wed.

    The Equality Act made it through the U.S. House. A U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing is scheduled for March 17. Committee members and their colleagues need to hear from you. Sign the petition below.

  • WHO'S TALKING ABOUT US

    Rev. Wilson leads LGBTQ+/POC-focused policy advocacy organization

    Religion News Service reports on Sen. Coons meeting

    Center for American Progress press release on Sen. Coons meeting

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    Lift your voices for equality!

  • WHO WE ARE

    Rev. Jason Carson Wilson, 

    M. Div.

    Founding Executive Director

    Rev. Jason grew up as a biracial child in Illinois in a family that often only tolerated his presence. He grew up in a church that believed in racial stereotypes and peddled homophobia. That personal history and a faith that calls Rev. Jason to fight for the oppressed inspired the ordained United Church of Christ minister to found the Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative.

    Fellowship of Reconciliation

    Where Bayard Rustin Flourished

    Bayard Rustin flourished in his social justice work at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, founded in 1915, that helped him become a household name. FORUSA serves as Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative's fiscal agent.

    Gathering Voices: Rev Jason Carson Wilson

    “Incremental change is another weapon of white supremacy”​​

    Interviewed by Bill McGarvey

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  • Photos & Videos

    See BRLI At Work For Justice

    BRLI, Family + Equality Coalition Meets Sen. Coons

    Why I'm Fighting For The Equality Act

    Rev. Jason shares his thoughts about the Equality Act & working with the Faith for Equality Coalition to get it passed.

    A Mother Shares Her Story About Dealing With Loss

    Sharmaine Brown of Jared's Success keeps her son's memory alive through activism