protesters stand arm in arm in front of building entrance
A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey

Protest of the United Methodist Church's anti-homosexual policies at General Conference in Cleveland, May 10, 2000.

Front row (left to right): Rodney Powell (civil rights activist in the 1960s and activist with SoulForce), Jimmy Creech (the first United Methodist clergyperson to experience a church trial for marrying two gay men and at that time an activist with SoulForce), James M. Lawson (civil rights activist), Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mohandas Gandhi), Phillip Lawson (civil rights activist), Bishop C. Joseph Sprague (Greg's bishop at that time), Gregory Dell, and Saundra Farmer-Wiley (SoulForce Activist).

Other people participating on the front line that day included Yolanda King, eldest daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

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