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Is It Safe to Come Out?


Kendra Arsenault, Spectrum Magazine, and SDA Kinship have come together to bring you the premiere episode of Imago Gei, a podcast to share the latest on queer theology, stories, and a minority perspective on faith.

Today, we are easing ourselves in the conversation by posing the question: Is it safe? LGBTQ church members are often faced with the challenging question: Do I disclose my queer identity in a hostile environment or do I stay closeted until a later day when/if I feel safe? Safe spaces, safe churches, and safe people are the focus of today's topic, as we learn what it means to approach difficult topics with self-energy and learn the effects of hostile church environments on the mental health of queer members.

You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or below:


Kendra Arsenault, MDiv, is the host of the Imago Gei podcast and a graduate of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.

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