Suffering for Faith — LGBTQ Kids

On tears and rejecting harmful belief systems

James Finn
Mar 23, 2019 · 6 min read
Parents who try to change their child’s sexual orientation increase suicide risk significantly / LGBTQ Nation

I cried as I fell asleep —

Plot line?

You don’t get brownie points for calling us depraved and then telling people to respect us anyway.

It isn’t intolerant to call for tolerance. It isn’t hateful to point out that religious doctrines that hurt innocent people must not be tolerated.

So why did I shed tears?

Some examples of what I mean —

Make no mistake. The beliefs themselves are doing the harm —


Obvious? Not so much, apparently —

Here’s an example —

What a sad commentary on morality —

They’d never work on Broadway again.

We have a long, hard struggle in front of us still. A long, painful road.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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