Browsing Tag

LGBT

  • lbgtqai+

    wedding bells weekend

    i’m gonna try to write words, but i know that my words will not do the experience justice. today, i had the pure joy, honor, + privilege to perform my first wedding ceremony. and…

    24 Oct 2014
  • be

    wednesday wisdom: rules of living # 4

    happy ash wednesday, my friends. you may or may not celebrate the beginning of lent, but i wish you a happy ash wednesday anyway. for me, this day marks the beginning of a very…

    5 Mar 2014
  • the sacred everyday

    sensory overload: part 9

    you know how some weeks are just regular weeks? well, that’s how this past week was. just regular life – not that that’s bad. but, it’s those weeks that seem regular, boring, mundane, and/or…

    3 Mar 2014
  • culture lbgtqai+

    and the celebrations continue…

    Four years ago, on a beautiful, snowy Swedish day, I married my amazing Lina. It has been an incredible 4th year together… full of dreams coming true and strength beyond comprehension, and you know…

    26 Dec 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    my response to your response.

    whoa. i am overwhelmed by the response i have had after telling my story about my experience with the UMC and LGBT issues. you people are truly amazing. thank you! more than anything, though, i thank…

    24 Nov 2013
  • lbgtqai+

    same love.

    watch this video, and then read on…  most of y’all know that even though lina and i are legally married, our marriage is not legal or recognized in north carolina (where we now live)…

    17 Oct 2013
  • asheville

    nothing is weird in asheville.

    saturday night we did something that is sooooo asheville. we went to bele chere, the 35 year old street festival which has grown to become the largest of its kind in the southeast USA.…

    29 Jul 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    it’s a double rainbow day!

    “Bottom line here: the federal ban on recognizing same-sex marriages is dead. California’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages is dead. There are 12 states in the country where this is now legal, and the…

    26 Jun 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    pins and needles.

    waiting on pins and needles today as the supreme court is slated to determine the fate of the love and marriages of many families, including mine. yes, they say that today the highest court…

    26 Jun 2013
  • culture

    i’m still so in love.

      “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way…

    14 Feb 2013
  • be in the wild

    i’m rested and i’m ready.

    it’s been a long time. too long. i have neglected my “from death to peace” story for many reasons. lack of time, lack of inspiration, the holidays, etc. well, perhaps it’s actually lack of…

    7 Feb 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    having an expat moment.

    forgive me, but i must share a little bit of my american pride. even though i’m way over here in sweden, i made sure to sit myself down in front of this computer screen…

    21 Jan 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+ life

    three years at home.

    It’s December 26. Rain is falling outside my window. The christmas lights over the bed are lit. I’m sipping coffee & catching up on the morning happenings on GMA (Good Morning America). My love…

    26 Dec 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    edith & her fight.

    42 years. that’s how long edith windsor (in the pic above) & her soulmate, thea, were together. sadly, they are separated now by death. but, edith reflects and says that it was a wonderful…

    11 Dec 2012
  • in the wild life

    love is in the air.

      it’s the second sunday of advent. the sunday of love. the first week of advent has flown by & i have been pretty faithful to finding some quiet time by myself every day.…

    9 Dec 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    i pulled an all-nighter.

    i’m still in shock. i’m amazed. excited. overwhelmed. and so. very. thankful. oh yeah, and tired. hehe. i’m thankful that this is the dawning of a new america, as some news sites are putting…

    7 Nov 2012
  • be north carolina

    fly away, little bird. fly away.

    may 2007 i knew change was coming. i knew that getting on a plane and heading to scandinavia would, once again, change my life. of course, i had no idea how much everything would…

    30 Oct 2012
  • culture in the wild lbgtqai+

    sunday night stuff.

    hey hey! it’s 9pm and completely dark outside. yes, fall is on its way. no more swedish summer sun at 11:30 at night. tonight we’re sitting on the bed, each staring at our computer…

    26 Aug 2012
  • lbgtqai+

    immigration said yes!

    guess what i got?! today my PERMANENT residence card came in the mail… the swedish immigration offices have given me permission to stay! i am officially a resident of sweden! so, tonight, my love…

    23 Jul 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    thursday’s top ten.

    i snatched this from facebook. one of my former seminary professors posted it on his wall. he’s one of the ones who taught me so much during my master’s degree studies to be a…

    28 Jun 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    the storm before the calm.

    a little message from the universe which found it’s way into my inbox. exactly when i needed it. Very often, Liz, when tides start turning, great gears start shifting, and gusting winds start blowing…

    9 May 2012
  • lbgtqai+

    day 3: something i wore.(and incompatible me).

    today it was all about the jeans and the tee… my go-to outfit. my fav outfit. my i-can-wear-this-everyday outfit. it’s just me. casual. carefree. relaxed. simple. wearing my fav style today got me thinking… about…

    4 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    you know love wins, right?

    today is the day. today the united methodist church will vote once again on their stance/beliefs on homosexuality and the church. it’s something that has been voted on every 4 years for the past…

    3 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+ north carolina

    things i love.

    if you know me, then you know that there are a few things that i truly love… i love my wife. so, so much. she is my everything. i love the united methodist church…

    25 Apr 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    the love of my life.

    i’ve always thought that love conquers all, that love can be strong enough to keep hope alive & make all things well. i still believe that. only now that i am a bit older…

    14 Apr 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    a kiss is just a kiss.

    in the united states navy, whenever a ship comes back into its home port, there is always a lottery on board among the sailors & their loved ones back home. what are they betting…

    22 Dec 2011
  • culture

    everyday is a day for equality.

    today is national coming out day in the states. what exactly is that? well, to begin with, it’s a celebration & remembrance of the anniversary of the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights…

    11 Oct 2011