Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Marsha Stevens-Pino

Filed By Alex Blaze | February 26, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Marsha Stevens-Pino, queer music

I tweeted this video earlier today (I'm @alexblaze and I've been a good twitterer for a few weeks now). The lead singer here, Marsha Stevens, was one of the biggest acts in Christian music back in the 60's and 70's in the band Children of the Day. She wrote "For these tears I died," which then became a world-popular contemporary Christian song.

More videos after the jump, including her work with the MCC.

It's been a while since I've put gospel up here on QMF, even though there's no shortage of LGBTQ gospel singers. Marsha Stevens-Pino was a rising star in contemporary Christian music when she divorced her husband in the late 70's and announced that she was a lesbian (no small feat among evangelical Christians at the time). After being shunned by the Christian music world, she started her own label, Born Again Lesbian Music, and worked closely with the MCC.

Here she is singing "A Future and a Hope." The video has some old MCC footage in it. Good times.

She got a domestic partnership with her partner Cindy. There isn't much on YouTube that I could find of her that's more recent, but here's her singing at the Evangelical Network 20th Annual Conference in Mesa. Her part starts at 4:50.

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