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WELCOME TO THE “MY CROSS TO BEAR” PROJECT

The goal of this project is to explore LGBTQ individuals’ experiences with religion in the hopes of bridging the two communities and increasing acceptance.  This series all started out as a class project, with the idea of making just one short documentary. Luckily this project grew rapidly with more and more people wanting to participate! I quickly realized I could not do justice to these individuals’ stories by taking short snippets and throwing them together in just one movie. Because of this, I have decided to start a documentary series. I will be airing a new video just like Elliot’s every month, starting in January of 2016. These videos will tell the stories of LGBTQ individuals and their struggles with religion.  I will also be producing videos with interviews from pastors, priests, psychologists, professors, and members of different religious communities. With this series I am hoping to increase awareness of the beauty in our love and to make religious spaces more tolerant of individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations.  It is time that our voices are heard and that all LGBTQ individuals are  treated with compassion and respect!

To keep up with the project please feel free to become a member of this site.

To become a member:

  1. Go to the top left-hand part of this website, where it says “Log in” and “Register”
  2. Click on “Register”
  3. Fill out the forms and confirm your email
  4. Then you’re done!

After you become a member you will receive updates about the project. You will be alerted when new videos are published. You can also chat with the other members, comment, and form your own communities! This website is a safe space for all LGBTQ individuals and allies.

Questions? Comments? Interested in participating in the video series? Or just need someone to listen to your story? Please email at emily.mycrosstobear@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!