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Jamie Arpin-Ricci is an author & queer Christian activist, with more than 25 years experience living at the intersection of faith, sexuality, and justice.
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It recently dawned on me that I would be spending this year’s National Coming Out Day in the small town where I first came out 30 years earlier. …


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Every year during Pride month, it has become something of a tradition for my family and our neighbours family to attend events together with our kids. My neighbour and I both identify as bisexual/pansexual. We are also both married to opposite-sex partners. …


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As a published author, I have had to engage in most social media platforms to establish and grow my platform. It became even more critical over that last few years as I lost much of my platform (in evangelical Christian circles) for coming out as LGBTQ+ affirming, not to mention…


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Whether it is concerning the current movements growing to resist racism in America and around the world, or whether it relates to my own advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ+ people (especially in the Christian community), a common theme comes up in conversation: a reminder that people (namely those subject to…


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For many of us who are LGBTQ+ and Christian, there comes a time when we are forced to choose between who God created us to be and the communities that we called home for most of our lives. When this time came for me- when the church that had been…


(photo by Aaron Burden / art by Jamie Arpin-Ricci)

By the time we planted our church, Little Flowers Community, in 2009, the shift in my thinking around sexuality had already begun to get more pronounced. While I still generally held to the “traditional view” when pressed about it, I avoided that specific question a great deal. …


As the global COVID19 pandemic continues to ramp up, New York City has quickly become a hot-spot for rapid transmission and increasingly death as a result. …


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(Content Warning: The following article contains mention of suicide.)

While I still held the so-called “traditional view” on marriage and sexuality when I married my wife, my own deeply painful experiences as a bisexual man working in full-time Christian ministry tempered how I engaged the topic. …


(graphic by Peggy Marco / design by Jamie Arpin-Ricci)

Like many people settling into their twenties, as life on my own slowly became the norm, I started considering the possibility of marriage. Being a good evangelical Christian- newly inducted into ministry as a “full-time missionary” for Youth With A Mission (YWAM)- their general expectation was that marriage would be…


(photo by Sharon Christina Rørvik / art by Jamie Arpin-Ricci)

By the time I was in my mid-twenties, established in my administrative job at the Christian organization, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), I had worked hard to build protective walls around my bisexuality (which I still thought of in terms of being “only kind of gay”). I had intentionally gained…

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