LGBT posts (nonreligious only)

I’m known for my LGBT work in Christian spaces, but the blog posts on this page are primarily nonreligious in nature.

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New video: Why did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah?

Last week, Franklin Graham posted that “The Bible is very clear. God destroyed the cities of  Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality.” But is that true? In this new video, I dig into what the Bible does—and doesn’t—say about Sodom and Gomorrah.

The Bible and homosexuality: a nuanced approach

People have been asking me for this for years. In this video, I explain why Christians need a more nuanced approach to the Bible and homosexuality—and where I believe that nuanced approach should lead us.

Raw response to this morning’s Orlando shooting.

I posted this just now on Facebook and wanted to share it here: I’ve spent the morning being devastated and speechless once again at the terror that one human being can inflict on so many others. As someone who’s lost a family member to gun violence, news like this always feels personal. But an attack targeting LGBT ...

A young girl’s story.

This video is fantastic. We NEED to hear more stories like this. If you have a great story to share (yours or someone else’s), send me a link!

Sex, gender, and assumptions: “Usually” doesn’t mean “always.”

This morning I read an article about a breast cancer survivor who, in the wake of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” now finds herself being mistaken for a transgender woman—and treated therefore as less of a woman—because of her mastectomy. Her story reminds me of one of the big problems we humans often have when dealing with ...

Can bisexuals be monogamous?

I’m often asked if bisexuals are incapable of monogamy, since they’re attracted to both sexes. Here’s how I answered a reader with that question.

“Why is a transgender person not considered to have a mental illness?”

The website Reddit has a popular section called “Explain Like I’m Five,” or ELI5. The idea is that people ask questions about things they want to understand better, and experts or other people who do understand the topic offer answers—not literally aimed at five-year-olds, but in simple, easy-to-understand language to help anyone grasp the concept. It’s a ...

Why do people “come out”?

People often ask me why so many LGBT people feel the need to “come out.” In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are two previous posts of mine to explain why I think coming out is important. Why do you have to tell people you’re gay? Too Much Information?