LGBT Allies, A celebration of decades of support, mutuality and respect

Manny Andrade presents
“LGBT Allies, A celebration of decades of support, mutuality and respect.”
Linda Mowers, Worship Leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Timothy Edwards, Violin, Guest Musician

Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, LGBT allies have been at the forefront of the movement. We will examine the important role allies have played in the forefront and behind the scenes.

About our Speaker:

Manny Andrade is a lover and explorer of Spirituality. He is a life-professed Franciscan. He completed seminary studies in 2000. In 2003 he received ordination in an independent catholic, (small c) church.  Manny is a social worker serving communities living with HIV since 1989. He married Rusty Turner in 2016.  Manny is an Honoree of 2023’s Jacksonville Rainbow Awards for Service to the LGBT and HIV Communities.

About our Guest Musician:

Timothy Edwards began his violin studies in the public schools of Detroit before studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM) and the University of Michigan (MM). He has performed extensively, holding positions as section performer, principal, and concertmaster at the Des Moines Metro Opera, Flint Symphony, and Toledo Symphony, with substitute positions with the Detroit Symphony and Jacksonville Symphony. Timothy enjoys a vibrant teaching studio and has served as a Humanities Adjunct Professor at the Florida State College of Jacksonville.