Queer Grace

Organized by: Emmy Kegler

Emmy's Photo
Emmy's Photo

EVENT DATE Apr 01, 2015

THE STORY:

2015: 

A few days before my 30th birthday, I shared with my new girlfriend my dream of an online encyclopedia on Christian faith and LGBTQ identities. I imagined a web community where existing resources were compiled and curated to help LGBTQ people navigate the waters of faith and identity.

"Well, couldn't you do that?" she said. "You know how to build websites. You're a good writer. Couldn't you do that while you're waiting for a congregation?"

I tried to argue with this idea, but it was difficult to deny that I wanted to do it (and, bonus, a gorgeous woman was cheering me on). So, on my 30th birthday, I asked my friends & family if they were willing to chip in $5 or $10. I set what I thought was a long shot goal of $1000. Within a WEEK we had passed $2000, and I set out to make my dream happen.


2017:

Two years later, Queer Grace is home to thirty-four specially commissioned entries by sixteen authors (and me). The list of book, video, podcast, and online resources is continually expanding, along with a constantly growing collection of Twitter accounts and blogs where LGBTQ & Christian people are already sharing their stories. The Queer Grace home page features direct links to find a welcoming and affirming church, explore existing online communities, or get in touch with crisis helplines. And because of the amazing generosity of friends, family, and strangers around the world, I could afford to spend time building the site from the ground up and can continue to pay my authors a small stipend for their work.

(Also, that girlfriend is now my fiancee, and is still QG's biggest cheerleader. Love you, babe. <3 <3 <3 )

With your support, I can continue to source new authors and expand the encyclopedia even further.


2019:

I just got a notice that QG has exceeded its monthly 50GB bandwidth. Probably because we've had 15,000 visitors to the site this MONTH. HAPPY PRIDE! Anyone wanna chip in a couple bucks to help me upgrade to a better plan?

$4,250

 

99% Raised of$4,300 Goal

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David & Joelyn Enge

David & Joelyn Enge

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David & Joelyn Enge

David & Joelyn Enge

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David & Joelyn Enge

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Katie Slack

Katie Slack

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So grateful for this resource and for you! 2 years ago

Sam Solberg

Sam Solberg

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Happy Birthday Emmy/Queer Grace! 2 years ago

Hannah and Leonel

Hannah and Leonel

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Happy Birthday Awesome Woman! 2 years ago

Dowd Family

Dowd Family

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In Honor of Emmys birthday! 2 years ago

Emily Bruflat

Emily Bruflat

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Thank you for your commitment to spreading understanding and acceptance - you are an inspiration! Happy Birthday! 2 years ago

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Marta Goldenman

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