Tag: faith

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 […]

“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. […]