Church, I got to go to the Macklemore concert on Friday night. If you want to hear about how that went, ask me, seriously, I want to talk about it until I die. The whole thing was great; but the be… (Read the whole thing here.)
Read this. It’s beautiful. It’s a well-written blog by a straight, religious LGBT ally, directed to the church that she feels has alienated her and many others.
Also, you may want to read this GLAAD article, which follows up on the author, Dannika Nash, after the post gained popularity on the Internet. I’d like to quote this part, especially (the bolding is mine):
Nash’s blog post was not only widely shared and praised, but has also come at some personal cost. Since the letter was published, Nash has been fired from her summer job as a camp counselor. “I just cried in public,” she told the Sioux Falls Business Journal about hearing the news. “People probably thought (my boyfriend) was breaking up with me. The place and the people are really, really important to me, and even though I knew I was risking that a bit with the blog post, it hurt to have it taken away.”
While she has had several job offers from other Christian camps, and from LGBT reconciliation organizations, Nash has yet to decide what she will do.
Nash, a straight ally, said that she will remain resolutely committed to marriage equality no matter the consequences.
I’ll leave it without any further comment, for now, but I intend to write more on this later.