coming out

Gay and Happy: The Journey of a PHC Alumna

By Anonymous At QueerPHC, we welcome guest posts that are affirming and relevant to LGBTQ students and graduates of Patrick Henry College. To submit your own guest post, email I’m an alumna of PHC, and I’m going to tell... Continue Reading →


Bishop Gene Robinson Reaches Out to Closeted PHC Students

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, of the Diocese of New Hampshire, recently visited the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., where he spoke with former congressman Pat Murphy about Robinson's new book, God Believes in Love. Robinson spoke with Queer... Continue Reading →

Hiding in the Closet on National Coming Out Day

To my parents: As I meet with you this week for the first time in a few months to try to stitch up the tears in our threadbare relationship, I wish that I had a few minutes to be completely... Continue Reading →

Why is Your Sexual Orientation Such a Big Deal?

I was having a drink with a good friend of mine, when she asked me why gay, lesbian, and bisexual people* made "such a big deal" of their sexual orientation. I asked her to clarify what she meant, and she... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: The Freedom to Be

Today we have our first guest post, submitted by the Reverend Don Prange with St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville, Va. We welcome guest posts if you wish to encourage LGBTQ readers or share about your personal experiences at... Continue Reading →

Behind My Mask

By Kate Kane I haven't spoken to my parents for two weeks. Not since I slammed my cell phone down, filled with despair, anger, and disgust after our last argument. It was a stupid thing, really: a misunderstanding. But their... Continue Reading →

Growing Up Queer: “We Don’t Use That Word”

By Kate Kane When I was growing up, my mother read me 1 Peter 2:9, from the KJV: "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises... Continue Reading →

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