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 and publisher of Enclave. A Chicago writer now floating on the edge of Las Vegas, he is also the former deputy editor for Latino Rebels, as well as the former managing editor for Gozamos, a Latino art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Chicago daily geared toward millennials, and La Respuesta, a New York-based site for the Puerto Rican Diaspora, plus a number of publications, including The Huffington Post. He 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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