Julie Kreiman’s fight for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people began with her experience mentoring a young woman who identified as bisexual. Having a personal relationship with someone whose sexuality was different from her own helped Julie realize that nobody should be discriminated against simply because of who they are or who they love.

Following a life-changing Reformation Project conference where Kreiman read 12,000 academic, theological, and cultural materials on reforming faith teachings around LGBTQ matters, Kreiman cemented her desire to stand against LGBT discrimination.

Since that conference, Kreiman and other Phoenix participants started a Reformation Project chapter in Phoenix, Arizona. They held awareness activities and work with churches to advocate accepting and affirming members of the LGBTQ community.