Kittredge Cherry

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Kittredge Cherry (born 1957 in Iowa) is an American author and a priest of Metropolitan Community Church.


Cherry studied at journalism and art history at the University of Iowa. After graduation, she worked as a newspaper journalist and studied in Japan on a Rotary International Journalism Scholarship.

She later studied Christian theology at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She was ordained by Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), an international denomination that ministers primarily in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. She worked at MCC San Francisco, and then moved to Los Angeles to serve as MCC’s national ecumenical officer. One of her main duties was promoting dialogue on homosexuality at the National Council of Churches (USA) and the World Council of Churches.

As part of her ecumenical work, Cherry organized demonstrations for justice in the church, including Hands Around the God-Box at the New York offices of the National Council of Churches in June 1994.[1] She also handled media relations for The Wedding, a group blessing of 2,000 lesbian and gay couples at the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation.

In recent years, Cherry has promoted artistic and religious freedom online through,[2] which she founded in 2005. She blogs regularly at the Jesus in Love Blog on LGBT spirituality and the arts.[3]

Cherry is the author of seven books, including Art That Dares, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for 2007.[4] Her books have been translated into German, Polish, Chinese and Japanese. She lives as an open lesbian with her life partner Audrey in Los Angeles.[5]



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