Transgender Priest Preaches at National Cathedral

Monday, Jun 23, 2014  |  Updated 9:16 AM CDT
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A transgender priest delivered Sunday's sermon at the National Cathedral during Pride Month. Derrick Ward reports.

Derrick Ward

A transgender priest delivered Sunday's sermon at the National Cathedral during Pride Month. Derrick Ward reports.

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A transgender Episcopal priest made history Sunday with a sermon at the Washington National Cathedral.

The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, was a guest preacher on Sunday. He was the first transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.

The Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, presided at the service, which was part of the cathedral's celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

The service also included readings and prayers from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, says he hopes Partridge's appearance "will send a symbolic message in support of greater equality for the transgender community.''
 

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