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Remembering Pulse and My First Pride Month

What happened at Pulse changed my lives, and so many of our lives, for forever. In the same moment where I was overcome with grief over the loss the queer community suffered, I also desperately needed my Christian community, the Church, to be a safe place for people to mourn in. But, in many ways, it wasn't and couldn't be that. I kept hearing that the LGBTQ community was in the thoughts and prayers of Christians, but is that enough? Is it enough to integrate someone into your thoughts and prayers if they aren't integrated into the life of your community? Is it enough to honor someone in death but never honor them in life? In this video, I revisit…