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Online Seminar Series for Walking the Bridgeless Canyon

  Canyonwalker Connections is developing several online seminar series to help train and educate. The new curriculum will be offered in repeated six-week sessions throughout the year. Each session will be specialized for targeted audiences including: Christian parents of LGBT youth, PFLAG chapters, and GSAs, and pastors and church leaders who are seeking understanding. Anyone is welcome to any […]

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Former Conservative Insider Speaks on State Proposed Bans of Reparative Therapy for Minors

  This guest post is written by Yvette Cantu Schneider, a former policy analyst for Family Research Council and former head of Women’s Ministry of Exodus International. In a public declaration for GLAAD in July 2014, Schneider denounced reparative therapy and the work of anti-gay policy makers. Schneider will be the new Director of Advocacy and Policy for Canyonwalker Connections. Because […]

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The Anguish of Arrogance and Pain

I get a lot of mail. Occasionally, the juxtaposition of incoming messages solidify, once again, why I am dedicated to educating and engaging the conservative church on equality and full inclusion for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians. Yesterday, there were two notes sitting in my “other” box on Facebook. One was from a youth […]

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The Gay Christian Movement is NOW

In 2001, I met a lesbian hiker along my local hiking trails. That friendship with Netto shook loose my cultural judgments about gay people, yet my biblical dogma about gays and faith remained firmly intact. Over the next few years, though I socialized with gay and lesbian friends and their friends, I never encountered any who professed […]

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The Secret Weapon the Church Never Planned On – Passionate Parents of LGBT Children

I have attended the Gay Christian Network (GCN) Conference for the past eight years. In 2007, the conference met in Seattle. There were under 200 attendees, and perhaps only two or three straight people in attendance. None were parents of gay children. In 2009, hoping to encourage more parents to attend, I was asked to lead […]

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Holding Religious Leaders Accountable for Damage to LGBT Youth

Transgender 16 year-old Leelah Alcorn stepped in front of truck on an Ohio interstate at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, December 28th. She left behind an explicit explanatory note on her blog, which auto-posted after her death. The two-part post describes the root of Leelah’s despondency. From the age of four, she had sensed she was a […]

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Please Help LGBT Russian Youth in Crisis

Last year many of you responded to a call for help for LGBT Russian youth in crisis. I’m back again to help a friend with a direct connection to a doctor working underground helping with medical care, HIV/AIDS medication and condoms. Last year a significant amount of money was raised through the connections I have […]

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Day of Dialogue | Sacred Bullying from Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian ministry, wants high school and college-aged students to join them in their “truth telling” sacred bullying-in-Jesus-Name of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community during Day of Dialogue. Even when words are wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a “Jesus-loves-you” ribbon, if there is something rotten at […]

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Were You a GLBT Christian Student Involved in InterVarsity? Your Story is Needed NOW

Many of the readers of Canyonwalker Connections and  my friends were a part of InterVarsity (IV) Christian Fellowship during their college years.  During a 60 year history in almost 600 universities and colleges, IV has been influential in the spiritual growth of hundreds of thousands of young adults. Sadly, with a less-than-inclusive policy for anything […]

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“Day of Dialogue” from Focus on the Family is Sacred Discrimination

I have a hair-trigger sensitivity for the protection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) youth.  Even if an action is wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a Jesus-loves-you ribbon, when there is something rotten inside, I can smell it. There is something very rotten at the core of the Day of Dialogue event […]

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Matthew Vines

The Bible and Homosexuality | A Biblical Presentation with Matthew Vines

Matthew Vines, 22, of Wichita, KS attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. He excelled in school and went to Harvard in 2008, and in that less restrictive social and academic environment, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative denominations, there are only a few options for gay, lesbian, bisexual […]

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Mary’s Exit from Exodus and Door to Freedom

Exodus International is a “worldwide network of men and women who have found freedom from homosexuality, and the largest Christian ministry dealing with this topic in the world today.”   At 25, Mary was in absolute despair and believed she was alone as a Christian struggling with lesbianism.  She had been involved in several unhealthy […]

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The “(Un)comfortable” Spiritual Blessings and Prophecy on Gay and Trans Christians

I hike, think, pray, read and sometimes, I even listen to God on trails.  Some strange thoughts marinate along those many miles.  I have been thinking about this particular post for about six months.  A few days ago, I read a prophetic word and knew it was time to write this. I believe, because of […]

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Tell Your Gay & Trans Friends & Family You LOVE Them at is a grassroots movement to publicly express love and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) people in our lives . aNotetoMyKid was created by Patrick Wallace and Michael Volpatt in 2011 as a space for the friends and families of the glbt people to share their unconditional love . You can […]

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Student Non Discrimination Act Needed to Protect GLBT Students from Bullying

Casey, sixteen and gay, was being bullied by two students at his high school in Ohio. His youth pastor, a friend of mine, helped to secure a restraining order to protect him, but the principal downgraded the severity with a weaker solution.  He let Casey come to the office five minutes before classes ended and stay […]

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