It's National Coming Out Day and Jimmy Creech returns to Omaha today to speak at an interfaith rally to support gay, lesbian, and transgender rights. In 1999, Creech's 29-year career as a minister in the United Methodist Church ended in Omaha when, following a UMC trial, a jury of pastors found him guilty of performing same-sex marriages and removed his credentials in the Church. The Omaha World-Leader reports that Creech's return to the city is creating some controversy among Methodists. But Creech, no stranger to controversy, is not backing down. He'll speak at 7 p.m. on the lawn of First United Methodist, 70th and Cass Streets. He will also be signing copies of his recent memoir, Adam's Gift. Since leaving the Methodist Church, Creech has been a passionate advocate for the rights of LGBT people, particularly their right to marry. He and his wife, Chris Weedy, recently started a Facebook campaign against the proposed amendment to the North Carolina constition that would ban same-sex unions. Creech has several other events in Nebraska, which you can see on his Facebook page.