Disco/soul artist, born in 1944, which released several stuff through the Motown label. Probably best known for his '77 vinyl single "I Was Born This Way", which got also remixed by alot of DJ's in the late 80's and even later as well. Carl Bean gave up a promising entertainment career to pursue his vocation as a clergyman. He felt the call to found a church to minister to the particular needs of glbtq Christians of color, and thus the Unity Fellowship Church was born. The Reverend Bean and his denomination have shown a strong commitment to caring for people with AIDS.