I know what's it's like to feel you have a secret that nobody can know about. I know what it's like to feel ashamed about being gay. I know what it's like to wonder if your silence about being gay is causing more harm than your ministry is causing good.
Being religiously unaffiliated, however, doesn't mean not being spiritual. In my practice as a spiritual guide, many LGBT adults have told me how they want to reconnect with spirituality, but they're uncertain about how they can do so.
The fact that the Supreme Court invalidated state laws against homosexuality was the bellwether of a shift in acceptance that will only accelerate. It's time, then, to consider another dimension that has been masked by the headlines over legal battles. That's the dimension of spirituality.
If we're able to find happiness, purpose and validation from within, we're then able to shift our lives for the better and begin to view the other members of our community with the compassion and love they deserve.
When developing gay life in America starts to surface in books about the era, gay spirituality will emerge as one of the more fascinating subjects. A significant new book that deals with the subject has just appeared.