The Gates of the Little White Church

The Gates of the Little White Church

I grew up in a village in Maine where most folks made their living at sea. In that village is a little white church (in every sense of each adjective), and I was a part of that community from birth through my college years. I’ve written about leaving my non-affirming college church, but leaving my family’s church was a different process: one marked by more nuance and nostalgia. After coming out as queer, I started feeling unwelcome at the little white church that raised me.

5 Firsts & Their Fruits

5 Firsts & Their Fruits

As we shift gears into the full thrust of the holiday season, we acknowledge the pain that this time brings for many - especially for LGBTQ folks for whom home or family may not be places of cheer or refuge. For levity, and with brevity, we’d like to share a few of the first firsts that we experienced together as a couple.