22 episodes

Welcome to the I Tried to Be Straight Podcast. Susie and Nate both grew up in the church and recently came out. They're here to share their stories and hear the stories of others. Join them as they dig into conversations about coming out, faith, and how they tried to be straight.

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I Tried to Be Straight Nate and Susie

    • Religion & Spirituality

Welcome to the I Tried to Be Straight Podcast. Susie and Nate both grew up in the church and recently came out. They're here to share their stories and hear the stories of others. Join them as they dig into conversations about coming out, faith, and how they tried to be straight.

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    Christian Artist Jennifer Knapp on Coming Out & Fighting For Faith

    Christian Artist Jennifer Knapp on Coming Out & Fighting For Faith

    Jennifer Knapp dominated the Christian music charts winning several Dove awards and more. In the midst of it all, she finally came to terms with her sexuality and realized she was going to have to risk it all to be honest with herself. She shares how she kept her faith, and has a stronger walk with God than ever.

    Learn more about Jennifer at jenniferknapp.com

    And join our community on our free chat room at: https://discord.gg/XDVg2a2J


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    How I Came Out to Myself - Mason's Story

    How I Came Out to Myself - Mason's Story

    Susie's friend Mason joins us to share his coming out story. Growing up in the church, he tried to be straight for several years, until finally he realized he wasn't being honest with himself. Determined to discover his sexuality, Mason set out into the dating scene to see if he was really gay and what do to with his faith.



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    • 50 min
    Gay Christian Actor Comes Out and Loses Role - JJ Gerber

    Gay Christian Actor Comes Out and Loses Role - JJ Gerber

    JJ Gerber grew up in the church and built a career in the as a Christian musician and actor. Eventually realizing he couldn't stay in the closet anymore he came out and realized his opportunities in the church would slowly disappear.


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    • 53 min
    How to Heal from Religious Trauma as LGBTQ - Dr. Laura

    How to Heal from Religious Trauma as LGBTQ - Dr. Laura

    Dr. Laura, PhD. religious trauma expert and author of When Religion Hurts You shares her experience with religious trauma growing up in the evangelical church, and how it effects the LGBTQ community. She then offers some practical advice on how to start healing from church trauma.

    Check out her book at drlauraeanderson.com/book


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    • 58 min
    Pastor Comes Out & Loses Her Job, but Keeps Her Faith - Brit Barron

    Pastor Comes Out & Loses Her Job, but Keeps Her Faith - Brit Barron

    Brit Barron was pastoring at a mega church when she fell in love with a girl. After wrestling with what to do, she overcame her fears of coming out and decided to give it all up for what she believed in.



    Check out her first book, Worth It at the link below, and keep an eye out for her 2nd book coming soon!



    https://a.co/d/4NmOtLB


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Getting Outed as a Mega Church Pastor's Kid - Jonathan Merritt

    Getting Outed as a Mega Church Pastor's Kid - Jonathan Merritt

    Speaker and author, Jonathan Merritt, joins us on the podcast to share his story of getting outed in the church as a pastor's kid. He shares how he found himself, pushed through and became the successful writer he is today. He shares his brand new children's book. My Guncle and Me, a beautifully illustrated story of acceptance and love.



    You can find the book at: https://amzn.to/3V1yvbX


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    • 44 min

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