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Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

Be Community

Spiritual Reflections: Finding Joy in the Midst of Devastation

With everything going on around us, it is easy to become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of chaos and the magnitude of the issues we face. Like many of you, I have found myself looking for hope, and knowing all too well the feeling of fear and confusion.

Lunch Boxes of Love

Raleigh LGBTQ Church Supports Those in Need During the Pandemic

Rev. Vance Haywood welcomed congregants during a livestreamed service on a Sunday. In a green chasuble, he spoke about the challenges of coming together during a pandemic and welcomed viewers even beyond North Carolina. “We’re in this work together,” he said before sitting quietly, hands crossed at a distance behind Rev. Paully Adams who delivered a sermon about reclaiming the power of prayer.

‘Confessions of a Gay Priest’

Out in Print

You spent days examining your life. Sins: that’s what you were looking for. How had you displeased God? How many lies, covets, dishonors? What have you done since — oh, when was your last confession, anyhow?

Your Complete Guide to Social Distancing and Self-Isolating

The Super Gay Way

As protocol for social distancing and self-isolation tightens around the country per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and White House recommendations amid mounting coronavirus cases, follow this guide to staying occupied in a very gay way.

Moving Forward Together: 5 Questions with NC State’s GLBT Center Director Jonathan McCorey

A Former Pastor and Self-Described Mystic Emerged From an Evangelical Background to Serve a Diverse Population of Students at the State’s Largest University

The life of Jonathan McCorey is a study in personal transformation. … He attended Liberty University, an evangelical Christian liberal arts institution, and now he’s director of NC State’s GLBT Center — and he identifies as a “mystic,” which is not a word typically associated with the evangelical movement.

Healing the Soul with Music

Spiritual Reflections

A good speech or sermon can stimulate the mind or touch the heart; but it is music that can heal the soul. … music is spiritual. Not because it was necessarily written to be so, but for the way in which our bodies interpret it.