1. Story: Susan Halvor

    02:55

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    Susan talks about her time as a closeted pastor in Anchorage, and the frustration of not having an answer for her local LGBT friends who ask, "Do you know a church where I would be welcomed?"

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    • Story: Michelle Kisinger

      02:15

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      Michelle talks about how the pain of exclusion, which we all experience at some point as children, doesn't feel any better in adulthood.

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      • Story: Phillip Moeller

        03:20

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        Phillip talks about building a meaningful relationship with another man on a foundation of faith.

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        • Story: Carol Dunn

          02:07

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          Carol talks about her gay son's call to serve in the church, and the pain (for both of them) of his being rejected because of who he is.

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          • Story: Rachel Nelson

            02:27

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            Rachel talks about feeling called to ministry from an early age, and the fear that many called youth experience: that as a gay person the church will not be a stable place of support and welcome for her.

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            • Story: Rev. Anita Hill (bonus story)

              01:10

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              Anita talks about her experiences visiting churches and showing that LGBT folks are, indeed, "so human."

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              • Story: Tim Fisher

                02:23

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                Tim talks about the experience and rewards of working as a straight ally.

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                • Story: Javen Swanson

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                  Javen talks about bringing his partner home for Christmas, and the gift of acceptance they received from his family.

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                  • Story: Jan Bailey

                    02:06

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                    Jan talks about her partner Emily's call to ministry, and the responsibility of all to change policy to stop blocking LGBT people from serving in the church.

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                    • Story: Shirley Gangstand

                      02:50

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                      Shirley talks about the church's need for courage and faith to take the steps necessarily to boldly resolve the issue of LGBT people's rightful place in the church.

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