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#WSPD – LGBT suicide

In my last blog I talked briefly about suicide. Here's an excellent follow up from Anthony Venn-Brown. I can't begin to stress how serious this problem is! It's why I'm here. I fought with suicide ideation constantly my entire life for…

Love yourself!

A wonderful friend (Ru Gof) posted this pic today, which reminded me that this is the greatest and most powerful truth we can embrace. We may THINK we feel love for others - we may become overwhelmed by emotion for others and feel a huge…

New levels of support!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new support group to Silent Gays. We now have two Facebook "secret" groups - SG1 and SG2 to cover the level of support you may need. SG1 (our original support group) is a group for people…

The Missing Chapter

This is probably the most difficult thing I’ll ever share about my life. In my book “It’s Life Jim...” I shared the complexities of my life with as much honesty, openness and integrity as I could – except for the 22 years of marriage.…

LGBT vs The Church

I engage with Christians every day who wrestle with scripture, trying to justify being LGBT with their faith. I'm constantly confronted by traditional and fundamentalist Christians as well as many from the "grace" movements, convinced that…

The Sissy-boy Experiment

In 1970, a five-year-old boy named Kirk Murphy was subjected to an ex-gay experiment... This is a four part documentary (about 30 min total). We still face the same toxic mentality today. All ex-gay therapy is extremely damaging, to the point…

Marlon James - "ex-gay" exorcism survivor

The winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize says he underwent exorcism as part of a therapy pushed by the “ex-gay” religious movement in Jamaica. Openly gay author Marlon James, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2015 for…

We've only just begun...

Reparative therapy - Conversion therapy - "pray away the gay" - is on the decline and many organisations are closing their doors because they have realised that it doesn't work. There's a few fundamentalist die-hards that have regrouped to…

Being Gay, Living Silent!

I'm proud to announce the publishing of a new booklet for the LGBT and religious community. For too many LGBT people in religion, they are literally "being gay, living silent". For many, education is the first step to freedom: education on…

Evangelicalism, You Have Traumatized Me.

This is a powerful comment by Robert Lofgren from his blog "The Gay Post-Evangelical"   http://www.thegaypostevangelical.com/blog/evangelicalism-you-have-traumatized-me