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LGBTQ Christians

Inclusion and Belonging: Why Gay-Straight Alliances in Catholic Schools Matter

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

LGBTQ students in Catholic boards face the added dimension of shame and self-hatred from entrenched homophobia in the church. As a gay Christian, I'm all too familiar with these experiences.

'My Religious Identity Is as Important to Me as My Sexual Identity' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-05-22-20140521JohnRussellStangersmall.jpgAfter learning that his religion was anti-LGBTQ, John Russell Stanger, now the first openly gay Presbyterian minister ordained in Texas, stayed in the closet even while earning his B.A. in religion. It was in seminary that John figured out that Jesus would in fact be very accepting and loving toward LGBTQ people.

From Familiar to Foreign: A Gay Christian Goes Back to Church

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

I've been deeply hurt by the judgment and anti-gay discourse of Christian communities. I still can't believe what I hear coming out of the church -- no pun intended. But a few months ago I started a challenge to go back to church.

'Josephine': Reconciling My Queer Faith (VIDEO)

J Mase III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

2013-10-04-jmaseiiijosephinepull.pngA few years ago I was introduced to the concept of queer theology. I was inspired to share some of what I've learned from one of my favorite queer theologians, Peterson Toscano, in poem form.

My Church Teased Me

Crystal Cheatham | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Crystal Cheatham

I'd believed that I was headed for greatness, but they had revealed in me a thing that was seemingly so dirty, so disgusting that my other talents paled in comparison to the supposed vileness of being a practicing homosexual. And for this they bullied me right out of the church.