Leppen to Receive the Heart of Howard Brown Award

On Thursday March 10th, longtime member of the Church of the Transfiguration on Bois Blanc Island Michael Leppen will be honored for his many years of dedication, activism and philanthropy in human rights issues, particularly for the welfare and justice for LGBTQ+ persons.  Michael has worked his whole life campaigning and advocating to ensure LGBTQ+ protection at the state and federal level, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS education and outreach. As a member of this diocese, Michael has been a frequent partner in our shared mission of caring for those on the margins. Michael’s ministry in his daily life holds up for all of us an example of being Christ in the world. Please join us in congratulating Michael and pray for his continued ministry and the work of the Howard Brown Health System.

Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) organizations. Their mission is, “Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation…provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice,” and they are “…agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.” 

(For more information on Howard Brown Health, go to: www.howardbrown.org.)