• How Christianity played an unexpected role in my coming out
    I was born in a small town in northern Bulgaria in the late 1970s, in a typical small-town family. Religion was banned, or at least severely restricted, by the state and no one in my family was religious. We followed the traditions that everyone else in our environment followed but no one was praying, preaching, or speaking about heaven and hell […]
  • From fanatics to friends
    One of the constant internal battles we fight as people is with prejudice. I think no person is without prejudice and I think it’s human to be prejudiced. It’s more important that we recognise prejudice in our behaviour and work to overcome it so that it doesn’t affect our lives and relationships. I will tell you a story about a very… Read more: From fanatics to friends
  • “Love thy neighbour” – call for contributions
    I’m launching the first “feature series” on this website, which aims to explore the experiences of LGBTI+ people (and our allies) with religion, faith, church, and spirituality. LGBTI+ people’s relationship with religion is, let’s say, strained. The three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – and their followers are usually (very) negative towards us. Among the countries that criminalise same-sex… Read more: “Love thy neighbour” – call for contributions