From Girls to Women: Voices of Young Black females podcast

Episode 2: Loving the Gay Church

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"Trying to pray the gay away" is how Crystal Sheilds describes feeling rejected by her family during a time when she needed them the most- coming out as a lesbian female. This conversation will hopefully open minds, hearts, and eyes to the trauma, and fear many young individuals face when coming into who they are as a member of a Christian family. It is our hope that Crystal's story will prompt a change in how we embrace our LGBTQAI+ family and community members, particularly those who have intersectional identities: being black, female, lesbian, and Christian. Whether you agree or not, "understanding someone is to love them", is perfectly stated by Crystal in this heartfelt conversation. 

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