Join me July 30, 2014 @ 8pm EST as we have Transgender Coversations an open conversation about the ongoing issues, life and love in the community and how all this revolves around our panelists and maybe, just maybe you. Joining me will be Louis Mitchell, Reverend Eunice “Yunus” Coldman and Jack Ori.
Louis Mitchell believes that community building and community service are important spiritual values.
Louis serves as the Engagement Coordinator for the TransFaith and as the Minister of Family and Congregational Life for South Congregational Church in Springfield. He is founding member of the Trans People of Color Coalition, a member of the National Black Justice Coalition’s Leadership Advisory Council, a member of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries’ Trans-Saints. Louis has been named as one of the ten leading Black Religious Leaders Advancing LGBTQ Justice by Believe Out Loud, was honored as the recipient of the 2011 Haystack Award from the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC for his work in Social Justice and Social Ministry. Louis was featured in the documentary, Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen and selected to be the Keynote Speaker for the inaugural Black Transmen, Inc. Conference and the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, both in 2012.
Reverend Eunice “Yunus” Coldman is an ordained Interfaith Minister and licensed NYC Wedding Officiant. He is CEO of Soulful Touch Ceremonies which provides ceremonial services throughout the New York tri-state area and Long Island. His eclectic life experiences have included tenure as an opera singer, a showroom designer and contracts manager. Having come from an Evangelical background, in 2010 he began seeking a path that included multiple spiritual walks of life and finally became an Interfaith Minister for the sole purpose of bringing life and divine love to those who seek his counsel and services.
Reverend Yunus is a member of Rivers at Rehoboth. There he serves as Director of the Healing and Interfaith Ministries. These ministries include healing services and counsel, meditation, and Reiki practices. Through Interfaith there is inclusion of worship and sacred celebration that embraces the diversity of culture, ethnicity and reflects the essence of who we are in the Christian church. He is also an active member of Rivers at Rehoboth’s Healing & Restoration Ministry and Social Justice Ministry.
Reverend Yunus is also Founder of Balm of Gilead Interfaith International Spiritual Center in New York, a place of worship and sacred celebration serving those who are seeking an experience different from mainstream religion.
In September of 2013, Reverend Yunus made the milestone, life changing, life affirming decision to move forward in the process of transition coming from female to male and to become a visible activist for the Trans* community within ministry.