I came out a year and a half ago and have since taken it upon myself to advocate for the LGBTQ community outside and within the church. Right now I do not find myself belonging to a church for a multitude of reasons, one of which is the ambiguity of churches in my city. I have seen and heard first hand what a lack of clarity causes in a church. I don’t believe anyone should have to walk on eggshells or feel they have to hide parts of themselves because a church has chosen silence. I wait for the day every church can enter the discussion and come to clarity.