Straight/Cis Christians… We Need You!

Lately I’ve been having great conversations with straight cisgender Christians who ask how they can best support the LGBTQ+ Christian community. ¬†These are important questions, and I’ve been hearing more and more innovative, contextual ideas.¬† As a catalyst to this ongoing conversation, consider the following suggestions…

 

65333_10153752995680089_1473418938_n1. Open up your homes.

There are several members of our LGBTQ+ community who need housing right now. Some have come out in Christian contexts and have been kicked out of their homes or have become unwelcome among their housemates. They have been couch-surfing, using shelters, or shuffling from one short-term rental to another. Many times these experiences contribute to struggles with depression, loneliness and shame.

They’re not simply looking for a room to rent – they’re looking for a home, a place of safety and belonging. They want a place where their faith will be affirmed and supported, where their ongoing journey with their sexuality and/or gender identity will not be judged, but rather given space, and treated with humility and respect.