Archbishop Carl Bean – LA’s pioneer gay Black preacher – dies at 77

Archbishop Carl Bean, an AIDS activist and a pioneering minster who founded one of the first (if not the first) churches in the nation to embrace the gay Black community, died Tuesday at a hospice facility in Los Angeles. He was 77. Bean also was a singer who popularized the 1970s Motown song “I Was … Continue reading Archbishop Carl Bean – LA’s pioneer gay Black preacher – dies at 77