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You love gay people? That’s great. Prove it!

You love gay people? That’s great. Prove it!

Mar 10, 2014

When conservative Christians find out I’m gay, they almost all say the same thing: “I know gay people think Christians hate them, but I don’t. I love gay people. I may not agree with them, but I love them.” You’d be surprised how often I hear this. Christians are constantly telling me how much they love me. If they treat me disapprovingly, it’s because they...

Being “Ugly Ducklings” is a Wonderful Thing

Being “Ugly Ducklings” is a Wonderful Thing

Oct 3, 2012

Yesterday, I was talking to a friend about the experience of growing up gay in a straight world. “It’s like the story of the Ugly Duckling,” I said, the analogy suddenly springing to mind. “You know you’re different, but you don’t know why, and you feel like a failure because you can’t seem to measure up to all the ducks around you; the things that come easily...