Coming out as a lesbian is an everyday spiritual practice. Some days, in some places, to some people, it takes more courage than others. My faith as a Unitarian Universalist has sustained me, bolstered me, and inspired me to be fully who I am. That’s why I’m thrilled to have an essay of mine, “The Long Road Home,” included in a publication from Skinner House Books, Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists, edited by Susan A. Gore and Keith Kron.
This collection of poignant testimonials illuminates the lived experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Unitarian Universalists. Coming Out in Faith also helps to raise awareness of Unitarian Universalism’s active role in promoting a vision of humanity that not only embraces LGBTQ people but actively seeks to learn from the unique strengths they bring to questions of personal faith and organizational vitality.
Do you have a coming out story tied to your experience of faith?