Tag: LGBTQ

To Be Black & Gay in America…

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  When I first learned of the recent racist and homophobic attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett, I wanted to respond immediately but I couldn’t. I couldn’t because I was paralyzed by trauma, guilt, anger and grief. […]

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I’M COMING OUT!

When I think about coming out I can’t help but to think about Diana Ross’ song “I’m Coming Out”. …I’ve got to show the world All that I wanna be And all my abilities There’s so much more to me Somehow, I have to make them Just understand I got it well in hand And, […]

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When Church Hurts

“If these pews could talk I wonder what they’d say. Would they share the stories of people with heads held high but hearts full of shame? I know all too well the rumors that have spread and even worse the truth that cannot be hid. What happens when the place that was meant to heal […]

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Recovering Church Boy: The Introduction

Recovering Church Boy/Girl   Use: Proper Noun Definition: a person from the LGBTQ community who has broken or is currently breaking the chains of religious dogma and oppression and has begun their journey toward spiritual freedom. Hello, my name is Eric and I am a Recovering Church Boy. I grew up in the church; the […]

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