A brave faith

One gay Christian seeking authenticity

Archive for September 2013

WATCH: Defriended Over a Wedding, a Straight Man Gains Perspective

WHAT MAKES the debate over same sex marriage around the world really interesting is the power of empathy, when ordinary people who are not lesbian or gay begin to see it from our point of view. Spare six minutes to hear this man say why he began to get what it’s like to be judged […]

What Does It Mean To Be An Inclusive Church?

LAST WEEKEND the church where my civil partner and I worship together celebrated Inclusive Church Sunday. Despite major building work which unexpectedly revealed the presence of asbestos, and has restricted access to the building during the week, last Sunday the doors opened for three special events to mark the occasion.

Not On Our Bus, Or, We Don’t Need No Segregation

WHEN I FIRST went to an LGBT social group in Bath in my late 20s, I met an older generation of gay men who would speak in code to each other to avoid ‘outing’ themselves to others who might overhear them. For example, when discussing another man and wondering if he were gay, they would say […]

The Power Of Love: An LGBT History Of Liverpool

Gaydio, the UK’s only radio station for the LGBT community, aired a documentary this week about the LGBT history of Liverpool. It’s a powerful and moving oral history told by members of Liverpool’s LGBT communities past and present.

UPDATE: The Ultimate Question – Have I Found The Answer?

I BEGAN this blog a year ago after attending a seminar called ‘The Book You Were Born To Write’ by Nick Williams. Completing my 42nd year felt like an apt moment to do so, since 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything! It’s been an interesting and eventful […]