I was always taught that you couldn’t be Christian and gay or lesbian. This was supported by religious and queer people. Now that I am older, I see how silly it is to try to separate spirituality from sexuality. Your ID Kit is a tool for young adults, and basically anyone, who needs both their spirituality and gender identity affirmed and supported. Join us in this revolution as we fight to normalize homosexuality for the fundamentalist believer.
What we find is that there are locations where pockets of well informed, compassionate people allow queer rights and equality to thrive. These folk who have come to take on a modern understanding of individuality affirm the many possible combinations of the family unit. Their affirmation inspires us so much. When we as queer individuals find ourselves in such company we can’t help but think, “Wow, America is so evolved, I’m happy to be here.” Then there are areas where even the idea of presenting differences publicly could be detrimental to your family, your personal growth, and how comfortable you feel in your cultural surroundings. Showing your true colors might get you bashed, fired, or thrown out of a restaurant. That’s scary.
With such bipolar responses from individuals it is difficult to be comfortable with yourself. It’s kind of like walking into a game park with the ranger saying, “You can put your guard down. It’s safe to walk here because these animals are all friendly. Just watch out for the lion. It doesn’t happen often but sometimes he gets hungry.” Who can be comfortable with that?!
Understanding the similarities between queer individuals trying to adapt in a heterosexual world and walking unarmed through a game park will help you as you watch this video. The makers of the hit TV series What Would You Do obviously know how uneven the queer terrain is out there. You just never know. http://youtu.be/Zhl9MLno424