Michael J. Crumpler

Full name: Rev. Michael J. Crumpler

LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director

LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries in Ministries and Faith Development

Email: mcrumpler@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-6417

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Rev. Michael J. Crumpler joined the UUA in early 2017. Shortly thereafter, he was ordained to Reverend in the United Church of Christ. Michael lives in Harlem and is very active in social justice ministry at the historic Judson Memorial Church of New York City and the surrounding queer community. He is most passionate about intersectional ministry centered in blackness, queerness, HIV/AIDS, economic justice, and emotional well-being.

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Two groundbreaking works related to HIV and AIDS in 2019: OnCurating Issue 42 and Spiritual Care in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter.

By Michael J. Crumpler | December 2, 2019 | From Uplift

The 2019 World AIDS Day theme is, Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community, reflecting on the lessons learned about the importance of strong partnerships with communities and of delivering person-centered, stigma-free HIV prevention, treatment, and care services that meet the needs of each individual.

By Michael J. Crumpler | December 2, 2019 | From Uplift

​On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether to take away existing employment protections for LGBTQ+ Americans. We need you to show up in your community for #OurDayInCourt!

By Michael J. Crumpler | September 30, 2019 | From Uplift

Nationwide #CloseTheCamps Protest Tuesday, July 2 - Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande.

By Michael J. Crumpler | July 2, 2019 | From Uplift

Unitarian Universalist Pride has been about being "called in" to recommit to our sixth Unitarian Universalist principle of peace, liberty, and justice for all.

By Michael J. Crumpler | June 14, 2019 | From Uplift

Today we remember those killed at Pulse Nightclub. Today we remember those killed for their queerness. Today we remember those killed for their brownness. Heroes among the fallen.

By Michael J. Crumpler | June 12, 2019 | From Uplift

Happy Pride Y'all! June 28, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which is known by many as the beginning of Pride. On June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village NYC, Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson threw the first shot glass as an act of resistance and resilience...

By Jude Sylvan, Michael J. Crumpler | June 11, 2019 | From Uplift

On Tuesday, May 14th, I stood with Unitarian Universalists and people of many faiths to proclaim the truth of God's love of LGBTQ people and the hope of equality for queer people to have equal access to employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

By Michael J. Crumpler | May 16, 2019 | From Uplift

The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788) would provide consistent non-discrimination protections in federal law based on sexual orientation or gender identity. And for the first time since its original introduction in 1974, the Equality Act has a fighting chance of passing the US House of Representatives.

By Michael J. Crumpler | April 17, 2019 | From Uplift

On this World AIDS Day 2018, as Unitarian Universalists, let us recommit to ending AIDS through our fight and action.

By Michael J. Crumpler | November 30, 2018 | From Uplift

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