Disclaimer: This post mentions Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg because of the attack on him being a gay man of faith. This post is not an endorsement of Mayor Pete for President. Thrive LGBT+ will speak to public policy and cultural issues but is not a political organization and does not exist for political reasons. We […]
So much happened in 2019! It was a very clarifying year. First, I got engaged to my Dan. That has to be said because it is a miracle and a dream come true. I love you, Dan. Along with our regular blog posts and online communities growing quickly, here are some other important moments from […]
Monday Chick-Fil-A (CFA), as a company, decided to stop funding “anti-gay” organizations like the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They did this because of pressure put on them by some municipalities and venues refusing to allow them to expand their business because of their anti-LGBTQ policies. At first, I noticed a couple of […]
Trigger Warning for Survivors: This article, while careful writing was used in a way to try and protect survivors of conversion therapy, it is still going to possibly trigger readers who are survivors. If you decide to read, you may remember experiences with people described in one or more of the below groups. Please take […]
50 years ago, a revolution began; 50 years later the progress we have made has come under attack. We refused to remain shrinking violets hidden in dark corners then and we refuse to go back to the unacceptable stigmatization of LGBT+ people now.
In this journey, I have the honor of meeting others escaping various forms of toxic ideology/theology to become the truly beautiful people they really are. When someone honors me with sharing their story, it is another treasure to add to my chest full of good moments, laughter, tears, inspiration, lessons learned, wisdom and overall joy. […]