Tag Archives: coming out

Man worrying with furrowed brow

As the World Gives

“I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” -John 14:27 I recall the exact moment I decided to come out as a lesbian. I was working late at night

Defocused green nature and a wooden floor

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

Seedling

One at a Time

Over the decade I’’ve been out as a lesbian, I have learned a great deal about evangelical Christians. Most of what I’ve learned that’s proven to be worthwhile, that’s proven to be trustworthy, I’ve learned from my own, personal experience. Stereotypes and groupthink have proven

Boy holding Pride flag

Lazarus in the Pride Parade

Reading for All Saints Day: John 11:32-45 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

LOVE in the hot summer

Love Is Just Plain Weird

This is a strange story. Both those in my long-ago and faraway “straight” life and those in my world today will surely think so. It is a love story. And it recounts the experience that, perhaps more than any other, showed me who I really

Tattooed Asian woman sitting in a box

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.

People with their feet in a circle

A Community of Conviction

Although I have been “out” for just over eight years, I truly feel that Whosoever is helping me to complete my coming-out process. How is it doing this? By helping me to find community (cyber-community, at any rate) with other GLBT people whose hearts and

Boy holding Pride flag

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

Friends watching sports in the living room

Out at 45

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