Hi, Everyone! I'm so glad I found this site! I have heard of Soulforce and its program Equality Ride, so I finally looked it up. I'm a forty-something woman who graduated in the '80s from a conservative Christian College but moved away from that kind of spiritual outlook. I'm married and we have two sons. I have a sister who is a lesbian and another sister who is bi. Or maybe she's lesbian now. Not sure. And my last sister is straight and is a religious fundamentalist (Southern Baptist) -- and she is driving me crazy. I want to counteract HER actions, so I joined PFLAG and am becoming an activist for LGBT rights.
Also, I work at a college and I am now beginning to understand how students in their 20s begin to understand their sexuality. Some have known along that they're gay or another gender than the one they appear to be; others are just realizing it. I'd like to learn more about how to support them, too.
I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you! "Ning" is a word for "peace" and that's why "Ningmom" is my name on here. But my real name is Mary Anne; I don't care who knows that!