Rev. J. Elie Gasana, Rwanda & Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Dennis Wamala, Uganda
Jose Ortiz, Other Sheep co-Coordinator for Africa
Rev. Stephen R. Parelli, Executive Director of Other Sheep
Rev. Dr. Tom Hanks, Founder of Other Sheep
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Founded in 1992 in Latin America, Other Sheep is a multicultural ecumenical Christian ministry that works worldwide for the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith within their respective faith traditions. Our motto is ". . . connecting people with people and people with resources . . . "
For about 5-7 weeks within the months of July and August of 2007 and 2008, Steve Parelli and Jose Ortizof Other Sheep visited East Africa. As a result, clergy and lay leaders of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, some of whom were already propagating the message of LGBT inclusion, were introduced to one another through Steve and Jose and in turn have come together to network and further the message of hope to the oppressed community of religious LGBT Africans. Other Sheep is a vehicle they use to raise their voices together on "faith and LGBT concerns."