Spiritual & Inspirational

Open and Affirming
author: George
posted: 6/4/2014
Very recently a church in my town declared itself to be Open and Affirming...welcoming "persons of every age, gender, gender identity and gender expression,sexual orientation, national origin, faith background, marital status and family structure, mental and physical ability, economic and social status and educational background.

It is becoming clear that we have many friends in this world, who do not see us as evil simply due to our sexual orientation. Churches throug...

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Returning to the site
author: George
posted: 7/27/2013
I have posted here before - a year or so ago, in fact. I had apparently become sidetracked and haven't visited the site for quite a while.
I was pleased to be able to post my coming-out story on this site, and in the recent past I've come out to several others with no negativity. Ahhhh...what a relief!
Today, as I read through some of the posts that others have written, I am gratified and inspired by what I read; simply knowing that there is yet another source for us to...

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The Power of Coming Out
author: Michael Salas, Dallas, TX
posted: 4/27/2013
The decision to come out can be an extremely difficult one to make. However, it is usually a turning point that is positive. Having the opportunity to be open leads to a huge amount of stress upfront, but in the long-run, it can actually decrease the amount of stress that you are living with. You won't have to feel as though you are hiding something and this will enhance the amount of congruence that you have in your mind. Coming out will also help you to build a relationship with yo...
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Being gay or lesbian is positively good and morally beneficial
author: George
posted: 5/18/2012
I came across an excerpt from a column by John Corvino, The Gay Moralist, titled "The Virtue of Homosexuality." We are to be encouraged! It reads as follows:

First, homosexuality can be a source of pleasure, and pleasure is a good thing.

Second, homosexuality can be an avenue of interpersonal communication, and this too is good.

Third, homosexuality can be a source of emotional growth.

Fourth, and related, h...

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You are you. You are AMAZING!
author: J.E.Read, CT
posted: 10/13/2011
I'm just not ok with all the negative ignorant stuff that people genuinely think is true.

I'm a 27 year old woman who is heterosexual and I dont think I have a clue as to what the LGBT community goes through every single day.

My mom and I had a conversation about the way I think and the way she thinks.
Its different but my mom is much more understanding and loving in general about my outlook on the LGBT community and specifically my choice to l...

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Gratitude
author: ChrisatSAFE
posted: 5/31/2011
Gratitude
Weblog February 13, 2008
By Chris DiGiorgio

This is a re-print of a blog on the website..www.gaysafe.org

Recently, I was walking to the front door of my apartment and stopped suddenly. The reason I stopped was I had this thought how grateful I was with all the people that are in my life; more specifically, all the different spiritual teachers and friends that have been working with me these past several years. I had more time t...

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Being Gay is a Gift
author: ChrisatSAFE
posted: 5/9/2011
Being Gay is a Gift
Weblog January 18, 2009
By Chris DiGiorgio
Reprinted from www.gaysafe.org website..Check out more blogs at the website

Recently I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show- Living your Best Life 2009 on Spirituality 101. Rev. Bacon and Rev. Beckwith both agreed being gay was a gift. Oprah was surprised she never heard clergy people say that. Unfortunately, there is a perception out there that all clergy think that being gay is not a g...

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A mother's heart
author: Patricia Boman
posted: 3/10/2011
Hello, my name is Patti and one of my two sons is gay. As I write this, I know it would help you if I gave you some information about my background and my situation, so that you know where I come from and where my heart is.
I was born in Thailand, my father was an American diplomat, we lived all over the world. I have been married for 35 years, my husband Tom and I were both ultra conservative Republicans and raised Catholics.
I have two sons, my eldest Erik is married ...

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My Friend
author: GB,CT
posted: 6/2/2010
I have a friend who is gay and friendly. We are both men in our mid-fifties who have been friends since we were 13 years old. Our friendship has been easy to maintain because he is such an extraordinary person. The qualities one would want in a friend, he has. First he is kind, thoughtful, generous and never judgmental. In addition he is smart and full of good humor. He is part of my family. My wife and two sons are deeply appreciative of his connection to all of us. The man he is i...
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