NEW STORY: CHandra ryder, Rain city church

Elise Tiralli

Social Worker/Community Organizer

One of the many reasons I am an advocate is being I believe in honest, borderline irrational transparency. The Church has a responsibility to lay itself out - policy, prejudice, everything - to allow the body of Christ to truly know where they're free to flourish in their God-given identities. I have worked with many queer and T/GNC youth who are yearning for a safer space to worship and build a relationship with God, but are fearful about the ambiguous platform their local churches advertise. There's something inherently evil about the Church suggesting it's affirming and then subjecting a queer or T/GNC person to being triggered, misgendered, or stunted in their growth while trying to enter into a place of holy healing. We need clarity.

become an advocate

Meet More Clarity Advocates

Jonathan Tan
Music Minister, Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music Minister
Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fred Harrell
Founder and Sr. Pastor, City Church San Francisco
Founder and Sr. Pastor
City Church San Francisco
Danielle Powell
Co-Creator/Host, REVEL
William & Victoria Hamilton
Pastors, St. John's Lutheran Church (ELCA)
St. John's Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Melanie Kim
Operations Manager, Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
Operations Manager
Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
Valerie Ohle
Member/Certified Candidate, United Methodist Church
Member/Certified Candidate
United Methodist Church
Jess Kotnour
, Canterbury Kenyon
Canterbury Kenyon
Jennifer Fisher
M. Div Candidate 2020, Christian Theological Seminary
M. Div Candidate 2020
Christian Theological Seminary
Blake Chastain
Host, Exvangelical Podcast
Exvangelical Podcast