Coming Out Resources for LGBTQ+ Christians
“Coming Out” is one of those things that just about every LGBTQ+ person goes through. And while the experience is nearly universal, it’s also incredibly personal.
Your coming out is unlike any other coming out, because it’s yours.
Fr. Shay and I each had our own coming out experiences (heck, Shay had to come out twice!) and more importantly, we’ve supported thousands of other LGBTQ+ Christians through their own comings out and the faith deconstruction + reconstruction process that often follows.
If you are considering coming out, or newly out, or supporting someone who is coming out, the resources on this page are the best of the best.
We’ve compiled the resources to make the process as smooth as it can be for you. While there aren’t any shortcuts, you don’t have to take the long way! Start here and know that we are rooting and praying for you.
Want some extra support and incredible community to hype you up? You’re invited to Sanctuary Collective.
You got this. We got you.
Coming out can be challenging. Make sure you have a plan to protect to yourself.
Learn how to be around unaffirming family & friends while feeling safe, strong, and centered
From being misgendered or deadnamed to having parents try to set you up with people of genders to whom you aren’t attracted to badgering you with personal and theological questions and so much more, we’ve been there.
In this 90-minute on-demand workshop, you will learn practical, actionable tactics as well as powerful mindset shifts so that you can get through your next family gathering feeling safe, strong, and centered.
How to find a church that is safe for LGBTQ+ People
One of the questions we get asked most frequently is “how do I find a church?” So many queer and trans folks are looking for and longing for a spiritual home but are not sure how to find it.
Here are share some of our best tips on finding a community.
Coming Out As An Act of Faith
When LGBT people come out, we step into the unknown. For many, it is a daring (and potentially dangerous) act of faith. Coming out has been my single greatest act of faith.
My faith conversion was simple and brief, my coming out experience was anything but.
If you’re standing on the edge of coming out, scared of what next. We’e been there. This is for you.
Pep Talks From a Pastor
Coming out can be scary. Here are three of our favorite coming out themed podcast episodes to comfort and inspire you as you think about your own coming out or are dealing with a family that isn’t fully affirming.
Coming Out Day: A Comforting Word – Philippians 4:1-9
Even When Your Family Doesn’t Get It: Mark 3:20-35
Jesus Comes Out – Mark 9:2-10
Put the clobber passages to rest for good by learning how they’re misinterpreted and breathe some queer life into them instead.
If the “clobber passages” are a stumbling block for your coming out process, we’ve got your back with this workshop.
Are you are sick of defending yourself or loved ones against the same ole scripture passages time and time again?
Have you had enough of being continuously clobbered by the Clobber Passages?
This is workshop designed for you and how to finally clobber those Clobber Passages. So, let’s dive deeper into how these clobber passages are misinterpreted and how they’re actually queer.