LGBTIQA+ Christians share stories navigating faith and sexuality
LGBTIQA+ Christians are sharing their experiences of navigating their faith and sexuality and gender identity in a unique Perth PrideFest event on Saturday 19 November at Perron Place in Victoria Park.
Queer Christian Stories is a discussion panel run by Acceptance Perth LGBTQ+ Catholics and registration is now open to attendees. The discussion panel will feature five practicing Christians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary.
Acceptance Perth Coordinator Angela Han says the event will showcase stories that are rarely told, highlighting it is possible to be a happy queer person of faith.
“The anti-LGBT rhetoric from political and conservative religious leaders causes severe stress for LGBTIQA+ individuals and their supporters. We hope event attendees will feel a sense of hope that God loves them for who they are”, she said.
The event seeks to create acceptance and a safe space for LGBTIQA+ Christians and allies.
“It is important to see yourself represented which is why we have found five practicing LGBT Christians to speak.
“It sends a message that you are not alone and there are other people out there who have a similar experience.
“It’s also important for people to know that God loves you for who you are. We want to help queer Christians find a sense of hope, inner-peace, and belonging.”
All donations will be used to support Acceptance Perth LGBT Catholics in support of their work in the community for LGBTIQA+ Christians.
Queer Christian Stories: A Place to Find Love, Hope, & Peace
1:30pm, 19 November 2022
Perron Place, Victoria Park
To register for free tickets or general admission with a donation please visit https://queerchristianstories.eventbrite.com.au