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Gay Man Reconciles Faith and Sexuality After Profanity-Laden Defense of Mother at Church.

by Danny Lopez

Gay Man Reconciles Faith and Sexuality After Profanity-Laden Defense of Mother at Church.

Hi, I’m Danny Lopez. I am from Austin, Texas. Thirteen, 14 years ago, I started dating this guy. Everything was going good and well. Unfortunately, he was outed. In a way I was ...

After A Fire & Brimstone Warning, Queer Man Finds Solace In Lauryn Hill and An Ice Cream Shop. “We All Need Angels. Keep a Lookout for Yours.”

by Dusty Childers

After A Fire & Brimstone Warning, Queer Man Finds Solace In Lauryn Hill and An Ice Cream Shop. “We All Need Angels. Keep a Lookout for Yours.”

I’m Dusty Childers and I’m from Gaffney, South Carolina. I went to a church called Blue Branch Baptist Church. And there were a lot of women there, most of them I was related ...

Church Organist Walks Out During Homophobic Sermon.

by Jason Biel

Church Organist Walks Out During Homophobic Sermon.

My name is Jason Biel and I’m from Lacombe, Alberta. I’m musician. I did my undergrad at a small Adventist university in Lacombe. It’s about as conservative as you can get. ...

James Clementi Chooses a Life of Compassion and Activism Following A Family Tragedy

by James Clementi

James Clementi Chooses a Life of Compassion and Activism Following A Family Tragedy

I’m James Clementi and I’m from Ridgewood, New Jersey. Growing up, my family was very loving. I come from a household with a mom and a dad and two younger brothers. I’m the ...

The Path of Acceptance vs. The Path of Rejection.

by Eric Thomas

The Path of Acceptance vs. The Path of Rejection.

My name is Eric Thomas and I’m from the Bronx NY. I had a high school friend who was one of my best friends, his name was Felix. We came out to each other in high school so we w...

Spirituality vs. Sexuality.

by Jared Gilbert

Spirituality vs. Sexuality.

Jared was an active member in his church and volunteered at a local homeless shelter. After another church member discovered he was gay, he was soon faced with an option: stop bei...

Satellite overhead image of New York State from Google Earth 2022

by Lenair Xavier

I’m From Brooklyn, NY.

Growing up in a religious Christian household hearing how “gays are going to hell in a hand basket” isn’t easy. Especially when you know in your heart of hearts that you are...

I’m From St. Matthews, SC – Video Story.

by Justin Wise

I’m From St. Matthews, SC – Video Story.

Today’s Video Story was collected on the 50-state Story Tour. Check out the blog where you can read about the adventure we had and some of the stories we collected. If you havI’m Justin Wise from St. Matthews, South Carolina. St. Matthews is a small, rural town here about forty-five minutes from Columbia. Growing up in a Christian home and church, I ...

State Satellite overhead image from Google Earth 2022

by Austin Yu

I’m From Union City, CA.

Over 15 years ago, I came out to my parents while in high school. Specifically, to my mom after a heated argument about whether or not I can go play miniature golf with a few frie...