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Orlando Made Me More “Out and Proud” Than Ever

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016

I kept asking myself why the Orlando Shooting affected me so much. It took me a few days, but I finally realized why. When 9/11 happened, it really didn’t do much to me. I was in...

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GOD-TALK

Bold Support for LGBTs by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

The following is a translation of an unprecedented pastoral statement by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) regarding LGBT+ people. The statement recommends, among...

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REAL LIFE

My Journey, My Scars

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

  I had the honor of sitting on a panel for my school’s Queer Student Union a few weeks ago. I was asked to speak as, what else, but a queer person of faith, a perspective...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Waited Until Marriage. Now What?

Posted by on May 30, 2016

For many Christians, the belief in “waiting until marriage” for sexual activity is often deeply motivated by their faith. But sometimes hiding underneath those convictions can be...

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Bold Support for LGBTs by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia

Bold Support for LGBTs by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia

Jun 27, 2016

The following is a translation of an unprecedented pastoral statement by the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) regarding LGBT+ people. The statement recommends, among others, an affirming view of LGBT+ people and a thoughtful interpretation of Scripture. This statement has generated heated debate and has resulted in accusations of PGI straying away from...

Orlando Made Me More “Out and Proud” Than Ever

Orlando Made Me More “Out and Proud” Than Ever

Jun 23, 2016

I kept asking myself why the Orlando Shooting affected me so much. It took me a few days, but I finally realized why. When 9/11 happened, it really didn’t do much to me. I was in 6th grade and only 11 years old. It didn’t make sense to me, I couldn’t really understand it, and I had only been on a plane once before. Yet, adults all over the world were...

The Heart Matters. When Christianity ignores human experience…

The Heart Matters. When Christianity ignores human experience…

Jun 22, 2016

This morning, as I was scrolling through my feedly app, I came across a particular post from an ex-gay blog called “Your Other Brothers.” (They would probably object to being labeled as ex-gay, but that to me seems the best approximation of their work.) Much as I disagree with the guys on the blog, I enjoy reading them. They are figuring life out the best way...

Orlando Martyrs. Our Brothers and Sisters.

Orlando Martyrs. Our Brothers and Sisters.

Jun 15, 2016

In the few days since the tragic murder of 49 of our brothers and sisters on June 12th in Orlando, the staff of IMPACT Magazine has struggled with what we should say.  Countless news reports have informed us of the facts, at least as we know them so far. Fellow writers and bloggers, friends in the LGBTQ community, have expressed the anger, frustration, and...

My Journey, My Scars

My Journey, My Scars

Jun 9, 2016

  I had the honor of sitting on a panel for my school’s Queer Student Union a few weeks ago. I was asked to speak as, what else, but a queer person of faith, a perspective that I have shared numerous times by now. I was joined by one of my professors — a longtime mentor of mine — who is a lesbian rabbi, as well as three other queer students who...

Moving Beyond the Gay Christian Debate

Moving Beyond the Gay Christian Debate

Jun 8, 2016

It’s easy to get caught up in the gay Christian debate. It can consume us. There’s a time for vocal advocacy, but there is a whole world of other joys and passions that we may be missing because of our single-minded obsession with debate. It may be time to get on with actually living our lives… Once upon a time, I was known almost exclusively...

Bravery and Confidence‏. Sometimes you just gotta step out and take a chance

Bravery and Confidence‏. Sometimes you just gotta step out and take a chance

Jun 6, 2016

Trey Pearson’s recent coming out was a living example of bravery and the importance of taking a chance. Reggie Sylvan looks at how LGBTQ Christian men should be brave, and uses a couple of Biblical passages to talk about how God calls us to have confidence and take a chance. Over the last couple of days, I’ve been greatly inspired by Trey Pearson’s...

Waited Until Marriage. Now What?

Waited Until Marriage. Now What?

May 30, 2016

For many Christians, the belief in “waiting until marriage” for sexual activity is often deeply motivated by their faith. But sometimes hiding underneath those convictions can be other unhealthy issues that may actually impede a happy sex life once they are married. We live in a culture that is sex obsessed. Sex is used to sell everything from cars to beer to...

“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

May 26, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is notorious for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This post is part of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Talk to Her, the 2002 film from Spanish director Pedro...

First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

May 16, 2016

LGBTQ-affirming religious books for kids are available for the first time ever with the launch of the Good News Children’s Book Series this spring. Books such as “Faithful Families” remind children that God loves them, no matter what their family looks like — even if they have two mommies or two daddies. “Mr. Grumpy Christian” is for LGBTQ families to...