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I just want to say thank you again to those of you who support Christian Gays financially. You really can't possibly know how much it means to me to not have to pay for our server out of my Old Age Pension. I am so very, very grateful, and just wanted to take a moment to let you know.
Shameless Pride by Isaac Archuleta
As a shame-filled 20-something, I would recite the New International Version of Philippians 1:20 as my prayer for perfection: "I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death."
Slowly, as my perceived sins made their way to the surface, I worked incredibly hard to perform my way into pleasing God; to toil for a shameless life. I was certain that if I left the parts of self called 'sins' behind, thereby achieving a shameless life, God would be pleased with me. Then and only then could Christ be "exalted in my body". I didn’t realize it then, but I was suffocating from the notion that love was earned and value was achieved.
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A Short Synopsis Of My Faith Experience by Bridget Night
My parents were raised Lutheran in Germany and East Prussia, but joined the Mormon church while single in their late twenties after much investigation. They were drawn to the aspect of living prophets and genealogy (saving your ancestors) and eternal families. So I was born and raised in the Mormon church. As a child growing up I loved the stories of Jesus and accepted Christ early on.
My dad was an artist and painted a lot of oil paintings of the stories of Jesus and hung them all over our house. I also liked the idea of modern day revelation and living prophets who could guide us in these turbulent latter days.
I attended Brigham Young University for a year when I was 18 and had the desire to become a missionary. When I was 21 I was called to serve for 2 years as a Mormon Missionary in Austria.
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Little Bad Falls by Brother Lawrence Damien
For many years I have been on a journey. This journey began with my being raised in a Congregationalist church. Then I became "Born Again" and became an Evangelical. That was followed by my being "Baptized in the Holy Spirit" with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Thus I became a Pentecostal/Charismatic preacher for 34 years before retiring and leaving the Pentecostal faith.
My journey then took me into the Episcopal Church and then finally into the Catholic faith. It has been a journey of learning, discovery, change and progressing closer to, and becoming more like Jesus.
Ultimately it led me to find a loving God, a loving family, acceptance, peace and to truly find Jesus in the Catholic Church.
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I have added several women's festivals to our Calendar of Events (lots in September). Most are in the U.S. If you know of any festivals happening in Canada, Pride Events or Concerts that are not already listed, would you please write to me at mary@ChristianGays.com with their website URLs so I can add them.
Excellent Article - The Ultimate Guide To LGBTQ DATING SAFETY
New SUICIDE PREVENTION page. Read about a wonder drug called Ketamine - can list you from deep depression within minutes of administration!
'Progressive' Pope Francis Says Gay Couples Can't Be Families
It was just a month ago that Pope Francis told a man that God had made him gay and that God loved him. But now the pope says that gay couples can't be considered as families.
My heart goes out to him. I believe he is in much turmoil, just as I once was, except that his turmoil affects millions. Please pray for Pope Francis.
Her Story is a 6-episode new-media series that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity.
- with descriptions, This page includes Movies, TV Shows, Netflix, Amazon - i.e. any venue that has trans content or trans actors. I have put links to the DVD's on Amazon where I could find them so you can read the descriptions, but if you have Netflix or Amazon, check there first.
TransTech is an incubator for LGBTQ Talent with a focus on economically empowering the T, transgender people, in our community. TransTech is a co-working, co-learning community dedicated to empowering trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer people and allies with practical, career-ready skills so they can push themselves up to the next level in their lives. TransTech member learn to create careers that are both independent of their multiple identities, but also uniquely infused by them.
We focus on Resources, Support, and Community. Resources includes an online repository of career-prep courses and other technology courses that our members can access for free. Support comes from a mentor and support network of TransTech volunteers trained by our founder, Angelica Ross. Community is achieved not only through digital means year-round but also through the TransTech Summit, the goal of which is to offer real-life opportunity to our members.
TRANS VIDEOS - Jamie
For those who have been following Jamie's progress from F to M, he has added several new videos.
Trans Guy Growing a Beard
Am I Still Transgender?
Trans Guy: Going To An All Girls School
FTM 6 Months Post-Op Bottom Surgery
Advice To My Pre-Transition Self
They can all be found here.
TRANS VIDEO - Paula
I've Live As A Man And A Woman - Here's What I Learned by Paula Stone Williams (15 minutes)
"I was the CEO of a large religious nonprofit, the host of a national television show. I preached in mega churches. I was a successful, well-educated, white American male ...."
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE INTERSEX - with Emily Quinn - 6 videos - EXCELLENT!
Proud Dads - The Pride Bus picked up dads who wanted to surprise their kids and go to Pride with them.
(last video on the page)
What Is Solitude And How Can We Practice It? by Bro Lawrence Damien
So Long, Diane: Soliloquy For A Coworker by modicumx
Better Late by modicumx
Neckties That Blind by modicumx
On Being An Artist (Or: How To Be A Creative Person In A Prefab World) by modicumx
Why Capitalism Sucks: Part 1 – The Scenario & My Experience by modicumx
Why Capitalism Sucks: Part 2 – Definitions: Communism & Socialism by modicumx
Why Capitalism Sucks: Part 3 – Definitions: Capitalism by modicumx
Why Capitalism Sucks: Part 4 – Systems, Identity & Motivation by modicumx
A.D.D. Overfocused A.D.D. by modicumx
Some of you know that one of the ways I try to keep Christian Gays going is by building websites. I recently changed our web building business to BEST WEBSITES! If you know of a business or church who may need an update of their website will you please pass my information along to them. The BEST WEBSITES! website gives all the details of prices and what's included.
For July we have a one page Special on for $100 plus $200/yr hosting.
As always, if you have any ideas of how to make Christian Gays better, please let me know.