LGBT: Home For The Holidays?

The holidays are coming. Thanksgiving is on its way. Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all starting to talk family plans for who’s going to be there. Not to kill the buzz, but this is where the seasonal tensions start. The time of year where we the threat...

November 21, 2014

New Book : Facing The Music

I've always loved questions. (Perhaps you've noticed — my lyrics are riddled with them.) I love musing about life's winding road, always curious about what adventure lies around the next corner. Through the years, I've learned to appreciate the many questions that I have faced, both in my own private...

September 3, 2014

Wear Purple For Spirit Day!

One of the most frequent questions I am asked while advocating for LGBT social justice is: “What can I do to help?” My simplest suggestion: Make it known that you are a friend. It is easy enough to get swamped by the diverse range of specific issues that accompany LGBT...

October 18, 2012

National Coming Out Day 2012

October 11th is National Coming Out Day. Much has changed in terms of public awareness and acceptance of LGBT people in our modern history. I wasn’t yet born when the pain of anti-gay prejudice erupted into the Stonewall riots. I have some consciousness of “the Twinkie Defense” but had little...

October 10, 2012

George Fox University

I will be heading to Newberg, OR March 14th on behalf of George Fox University students and alumni. As is often the case with faith based universities, the current policy of George Fox University prohibits any LGBT faith conversation on campus that does not directly endorse celibacy. It is for...

March 12, 2012

The Building Phase

Hey folks! Glad you made it. Please pardon the bare-bones construction work and be careful not to step on any nails! As you can see, the site is up but we’re still piecing things together. I have big plans for this website and for IOF. But you’ll have to keep...

February 12, 2012

Breaking the Silence

From the moment I began to acknowledge my connection to women, many of my Christian friends began to immediately critique my spiritual standing.  The conclusions always jumped to my lack of self-control, some failure of mine to “respond to the Holy Spirit” or that I was willfully sinful, headstrong and...

February 11, 2012