Posts Tagged ‘Coming out’

I’m afraid to return to Mass. It’s not because of Covid.

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
afraid to return to Mass

For two years now, I have gone to Mass twice every Sunday, although I do so seated at my kitchen table. I can see the local Catholic church from my window, but I haven’t been inside it since the brief window, mid-pandemic, of supposed normality in July 2021. From my small town in Oregon, I Read more

What my strict Catholic dad said I came out as a lesbian

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

It can be hard to come out as LGBT when you belong to a religion which has strict rules against it. This was the case for Jackie Handy who came out to her strict Catholic parents when she was just 15. The public speaker from Hagley, believed that her family would cast her out for Read more