Mountains

Hey there! Just your friendly, neighborhood, Christian lesbian here.

I'm gay and I'm Christian. Both of these are large components of who I am as a person and I am proud of both of them. However, I wasn't always aware both these pieces could coexist in someone, or, if they did, was that allowed? I was raised in a church community in which it was a sin to be gay, but never thought that the God I knew and loved would stand behind such a belief. When my brother first came out as gay, before I realized my own sexuality, I embarked on an academic journey to figure out what the Bible, what the Church, and what God says about homosexuality (and other forms of sexuality) so that I could best love my brother while also best loving God. What I found was the God of love I knew: a God Who loves each person, a God Who inspired the Bible but did not write it word-for-word, and a God Who celebrates the love that any two people can share with one another. And shortly after, I realized that the research I was doing for my brother ended up being for me as well.

In my life, I have been so deeply called to be in a loving relationship and to have a family. I have been saving for my kids' college since I was in high school. Crazy, I know. This calling for love and family is something that I consider a gift from God, and something that I believe is used in my life to honor and glorify God. I know there are many people out there that would disagree with what I have just said, but I also know that there are many people out there who feel the same as I do and seek to encourage the life and love of those who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

As I was coming to terms with my own sexuality, I would type in "gay and Christian" into Google, but never found anything that fit for me personally. And so, I've created this because it's something I wish I had and something I hope will be beneficial for someone else out there. The title is not meant to exclude anyone, as I know there are other sexual identities besides gay, but rather, it is an homage to my own personal journey. I pray that this platform can be used to encourage one another in our journeys with God and with our sexuality, to help one another grow, to listen to others, and to find joy in knowing that we are the "gay and Christian". 

Love,

That Christian Lesbian