A Christian comes out: an op-ed I wrote in the Ottawa Citizen

“Jenna, I don’t see what’s the big deal of you walking in the Pride Parade,” my friend said. “No one will even know you’re gay.” “Isn’t a huge part of walking in the parade to show you’re proud of who you are?” I replied. “I’m not proud of who I am right now, but I […]

Part 2: 30 lessons I’ve learned from coming out as gay

In my first post, I shared 10 lessons I wish I knew, like the importance of taking those little steps and how acceptance starts with you. In this post, I’d like to share 10 things not to do when coming out as gay.* Looking back at my journey, I made a lot of mistakes I […]

Part 1: 30 lessons I’ve learned from coming out as gay

Birthdays are a time of reflection for me and to see how far I’ve come in the last year. These past several years have been the most difficult and painful time of my life, yet the most beautiful, creative and healing. For those of you who don’t know my story, I finally had the courage […]