Tag Archives: coming out

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Coming-Out-to-Shawnee Syndrome

As most of us know, coming out of the closet is not a single event, but a process. Sometimes it can be a very lengthy one. We may hem and haw, dreading taking that crucial step with people whose good opinion matters to us. They

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Joseph Comes Out

The life of Joseph has a lot of drama. Joseph’s life reminds me of a suspense-filled, gay soap opera. Joseph is from a rather dysfunctional family. In Joseph’s life, his favor and status in his family rises and plummets and rises again. During the height

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What Does “Coming Out” Mean?

Without a doubt the term “coming out” has different shades of meaning to those in the gay community. For many this step means that they finally “come out” of hiding in the closet of fear and admit their true feelings to themselves and begin to

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Buckets and Closets

What an interesting way to begin writing about my gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual Christian people. How can I being to think in those terms about myself and my friends? When I can imagine a bucket I see a container that I use to delve

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Lazarus in the Pride Parade

Jesus received a message that Lazarus was sick. Jesus did not leave immediately to see Lazarus. He waited for two days before going to see Lazarus. By the time Jesus arrived, Lazarus had been dead and buried for four days. This is where we will

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Out of the Closet and Into a Box

For someone as touchy about being confined to cramped quarters as I am, coming out of the closet and telling my husband that I am a bisexual last year seemed like it would be a pretty freeing experience. So it was, for about five minutes.

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It’s Time for Gay Conservatives to Come Out

This critical moment in the history of the LGBT movement’s fight for equality demands that a new generation of Americans come out of the closet-gay conservatives. Now is the time for closeted gay conservatives to find the courage and personal strength to stand up and

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Out at Forty-Five

I love baseball, I think it appeals to me the same way Las Vegas does. There is just something about the randomness of both that gives me hope. A pull of the slot handle or bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth with two

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Out of the Closet: Straight Clergy with Gay Family Members

Many straight Episcopal clergy and their spouses with gay family members aren’t all that surprised by what they see going on in the Anglican Communion these days. Members of Clergy Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (CFLAG) see the church behaving as many families do

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Out of the Shadows

It was three years ago and I was a freshman at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. Like every other freshman, I had mixed feelings of excitement about all the new people, clubs, and the independence, as well as a little