Tag Archives: coming out

Rainbow colors and heart on palm of hand

Coming Out As, And For, Love

This is a transcript of a sermon I delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, SC. The audio (which begins with a song I wrote called “One Breath,” sung with my spouse, Beth DeHart) is included and a link to the video is below.

Woman standing in front of window

Letters to Home: Growing Up (Not) Gay

Dear Bro, As you know, I came out to myself at the age of 40, but I keep wondering if I should have known earlier in my life. I have asked many gay folks, “When did you know?” Most knew by the time they hit

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

Stained glass window image of Jesus

What Jesus’ ‘Coming Out’ Story Says to All of Us

His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make them. Elijah, along with Moses, came into view, in deep conversation with Jesus. Just then a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and from deep

Heart drawn in the sand

In My Blood: Born This Way and Worthy of Love

I’m beautiful in my way ‘cause God makes no mistakes I’m on the right track baby, I was born this way … No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life I’m on the right track baby, I was born to survive. (Lady Gaga, “Born