Category Archives: News/Features

LOVE in the hot summer

Coming Out As an Act of Love

Coming out is an act of love — of self-love, and of love for those around us. It has the power to bring us closer to friends and family, and it gives us the security of knowing that however people treat us, it’s because of

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Out and Blessed: LGBTQ+ Christian Coming-Out Stories

It makes a lot of sense that Being young and queer in quarantine, a transgender meditation on the Beatitudes, and a suburban lesbian’s letters to her brother after coming out in middle age are just three of the latest contributions from Whosoever writers sharing their

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Workshop: How to Stop Arguing About Religion But Make Your Point

The international organization PFLAG has made available online and free of charge an hour-long workshop by author and educator Dr. Robert N. Minor titled “How to Stop Arguing About Religion But Make Your Point.” The description on the workshop’s page on the PFLAG website introduces

Revs. Paul M. Turner and Candace Chellew

An Announcement About the Future of Whosoever

Whosoever is embarking on an exciting new phase of its existence. After a four-year hiatus, the website that was founded by Rev. Candace Chellew 22 years ago as the online version of her groundbreaking LGBT-positive Christian magazine is undergoing a transformation. The first step in

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Whosoever Wins 2009 Pride Choice Award

Whosoever has won a 2009 Pride Choice Award for the best LGBT non-profit in the Southeast region! We’re thrilled to have this award and hope that you will visit the Great Nonprofits Web site and check out all the award winners. Whosoever, founded in 1996

Display of Bulletproof Faith by Rev. Candace Chellew

The ‘Scoop’ from Amazon

I sent a note yesterday complaining about Amazon’s de-ranking of my book Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians. The story has been all over the Web. The note sent to me from Amazon made this lame excuse: This is an


‘Bulletproof Faith’ De-Ranked by Amazon

My book, Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians has been de-ranked by Amazon. Apparently, Amazon has decided that gay and lesbian books are “offensive” and are “adult” material and they don’t want them turning up in searches and offending anyone


Soulforce Welcomes New Executive Director

When Jeff Lutes shared bottled water and conversation with members of Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church during Soulforce’s first action in 1999, he had no idea where it would lead him. “I thought, ‘what in the world am I doing here in a place

Rev. Candace Chellew

Gay Christians Have Online Magazine

As Whosoever celebrates its 10-year anniversary, we’ll be presenting articles that have appeared over the years about Whosoever or by Whosoever founder and editor Candace Chellew. This article originally appeared in the January 24, 1998 edition of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. By John Blake,