Do You Regret Coming Out?

From the archives, originally posted in 2016. In light of the recent headlines with Colton Haynes officially coming out, I've had many people ask me if I regret it at all in my own journey. What I can say is that I entirely echo Colton's words that "acting 24 hours a day is exhausting". What I regret is the time I spent living... Continue Reading →

My First Queer Church

I didn't realize how important those rituals, of remembering Jesus together with other believers, were. I didn't realize how much I was in survival mode. Mostly, I just didn't realize.

My First Hate Mail: LGBTQ+ and Christianity Part 2

I wasn't intending to write a follow up entry to the lovely post about my mom, but less than twenty four hours after I praise her for being unconditionally loving and supportive of me--someone professing to be a follower of Christ said some very rude, hurtful and shameful things. Rather than repeat those things, I... Continue Reading →

5 Things I Learned from Discussing Sexuality with a Pastor

Recently, I did something that I was afraid to do. I talked with a local pastor about LGBTQ people and their relationship with the church. I was scared before I went, even though I know this person and knew the content of the conversation, that it was going to be about trying to convince one... Continue Reading →

Radical 2.0

This is a post I wrote when I felt like I was at the bottom of a dark pit and the only way out was honesty. With LGBT issues taking centre stage in light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, now more than ever, it's important to share our coming out stories. It's important to offer hope,... Continue Reading →

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