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12 LGBT religious people explain how they reconcile their religion with their identity.

12 LGBT religious people explain how they reconcile their religion with their identity.

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Coming out can be hard in any circumstances, let alone in a very religious household.

Many religions don't take kindly to the LGBT community, whether they frown on it or outright reject its existence. A recent Reddit thread asked LGBT people who still practice a religion or live in a religious community how they reconcile these two aspects of their identity. Here are some of the most interesting responses.

1. Some disavowed religion as a whole after coming out.

I’m not overtly religious, but grew up in a catholic/church of England house. When I first came out, I completely shunned the church as I was taught all my life from the church that gay people were sinners and devils etc. which really made me hate myself. Now though, I’ve separated my beliefs from the church. Yes, I believe there is a god, but I disagree with organised religion, religious teachings, and a lot of things I grew up with. - tahsii

Sources: Reddit
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