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But Gay Couples Can’t Procreate, so…
July 20, 2016
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But Gay Couples Can’t Procreate, so…

I got this question recently in my inbox (and by the way, if you ever have a question that you want me to answer or a subject you’d like me to write about, let me know! Feel free to message me on Facebook, and I’ll certainly try to get back to you). As is my […]

Why My White Voice Cannot Be Silent About #BlackLivesMatter
July 13, 2016
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Why My White Voice Cannot Be Silent About #BlackLivesMatter

This was a Facebook status my friend, Rusty, made, about his experience with standing in solidarity at a #BlackLivesMatter march in Knoxville, TN. It was so impactful, and spoke to much of what I experience as someone seeking to be a better racial justice ally. Read it. Share it. … It’s 3:00 in the morning, […]

When You Just Can’t Fix Yourself
July 11, 2016
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When You Just Can’t Fix Yourself

I realized that I was attracted to boys when I was a freshman in high school. It was a hipster guy in my art class. I noticed him, for some reason. That’s when it clicked: I noticed a boy the way that all my guy friends were noticing girls. The alarm bells in my mind started […]

The Land of the Free (sort of)
July 4, 2016
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The Land of the Free (sort of)

I think today is interesting. It’s July 4th, a day when we shout ‘MERICA! We wear red, white and blue and celebrate freedom. Or at least its an excuse to eat too much and drink a lot of light beer. And granted, as your run of the mill heathen/someone who has a sense of humor […]

I Never Felt Welcome in Church Until This

I Never Felt Welcome in Church Until This

“You’re looking for beer and hymns?” “Does it look that obvious?” I asked the waitress. “Yep. You’ve got the look they all have when they’re coming for the first time.” She must’ve meant sheepish, tired, and emotionally compromised, because that is exactly how I looked and felt. I hadn’t slept much since the week before […]

Why Pride is More Important than Ever

Why Pride is More Important than Ever

This past Sunday was one of the most bittersweet days of my life. I celebrated one year of feeling the freedom in Christ to embrace my identity as a gay man. It was also the day we learned about those who we lost in Orlando. I’m sharing my thoughts with you below in this video. […]

How to Support Your LGBTQ Friends after the Orlando Shooting

How to Support Your LGBTQ Friends after the Orlando Shooting

Yesterday, I watched the sunset from the 24th floor of my hotel. I was exhausted after working Capital Pride in DC and I hadn’t had a moment to actually think about what happened in Orlando. The entire day, people mentioned it here and there, and I even solicited donations from festival goers. I feel like […]

Mourning the Orlando Massacre: do something

Mourning the Orlando Massacre: do something

There’s a lot of feelings moving around in my head and heart right now, and so, of course, I’m going to process them with you. My boss looked at me this morning and told me what happened. “Twenty are dead. More are injured. It was at a gay club…” The words hit me in the […]

You Should Stay Angry About the Stanford Rape Case
June 11, 2016
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You Should Stay Angry About the Stanford Rape Case

Today, my friend Alexis Nowling, a dear friend from my missionary days, is my guest on the blog. She is someone who has a keen insight into what it is to fully embrace life. She’s walked through hell and back, and lived to tell about it. She’s a keeper of good stories and I call her […]

How Straight Marriage Became an Idol for this Gay Christian
June 2, 2016
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How Straight Marriage Became an Idol for this Gay Christian

This past Tuesday the lead singer of the band Everyday Sunday, Trey Pearson, came out as gay in a very public way. Being in the Christian music scene, this will more than likely be the death sentence for his music career but, according to his statement, he feels more free than he ever has before […]

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