Inside the new LGBTQ-affirming church in New York’s Chinatown

Manni Lee, one of the leaders of Grace Alive Fellowship, holds a sign during the Lunar New Year march in New York on Feb. 9, 2020. | Cal Hsiao

By Sarah Ngu

The first time Peter acknowledged his attraction to other boys was during prayer.

He grew up in a conservative Chinese church in Manhattan’s Chinatown and used prayer as a space to name his secret feelings — as well as a tool to combat them.

He knew the leaders of his church disapproved of same-sex marriage. One day, the pastor’s wife asked his youth group to pray for someone who had been banned from the […]

We were grateful to API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC, Q-Wave NYC & Allies, & GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian…

Posted by Grace Alive Fellowship on Tuesday, March 3, 2020


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