Reno Prestige Wright has been an activist for the LGBT community for over sixteen years. He has participated in landmark projects and historical events such as GLSEN educational documentary “Teaching Respect for All” and more recently Wolfgang Busch’s ballroom documentary, “How Do I Look.” In Philadelphia, Reno is considered the father of the Transman Movement and has received multiple awards for his service contributions. Reno now serves as coordinator of North Penn Baptist Church Outreach Ministry, the first program targeting sexual and gender minorities in the church’s 117-year history.
Reno sincerely wants to discredit the belief that God doesn’t love LGBT people. This was the basis for his suicidal tendencies, and it is also a huge lie! He wants to share his story so that anyone who questions the love of God—including and especially gays—will know that God loves them, too.
Reno lived in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia, surrounded by drugs, poverty, and violence; living the lie that was his life was a tricky maneuver for a child. From Frederick Douglass Elementary School to Neumann University, Reno hit all the loonie bins, jail cells, and drug houses in between. This is the beginning of the true story of Reno Prestige Wright, father of the Philadelphia Transman Movement.