Amber Cantorna

is creating content for LGBTQ+ People of Faith

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Refocusing
Limited (21 of 30 remaining)
$10
per month

$10 a month, wow! You are officially coming alongside me in this work. Thank you! For this tier, you receive:


A personal "Thank you" email from me telling you how much I love that you're joining me on this journey and how grateful I am to have you by my side.


PLUS access to my Patreon-only page where you will be able to send messages, receive updates, and be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of.  


PLUS an end-of-year ministry update newsletter via email.

Unashamed
Limited (12 of 25 remaining)
$25
per month

$25 a month! I love this tier so much because this is where I start getting to know you on a personal level! For this tier, you receive: 


A friend request to join my small, personal Facebook page (that I typically only allow friends and chosen family to join). Here you get to stay up to date with the detailed day-to-day parts of my life (and likewise, I get to stay updated with yours as well). This allows us an opportunity to engage and get to know one another on a more personal level!


PLUS a hand-written card mailed to you from me 2x/year!


PLUS access to my Patreon-only page where you will be able to send messages, receive updates, and be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of. 


PLUS an end-of-year ministry update newsletter via snail mail.

Beyond Unashamed
Limited (16 of 20 remaining)
$50
per month

$50 a month! Wow...so humbled, so honored! Thank you for believing in this work and partnering so unashamedly. For this tier, you will receive:


Two 45-min Skype sessions with me a year to talk about whatever subject you want to pick my brain on! 

 

PLUS a friend request to join my small, personal Facebook page.

PLUS a hand-written card mailed to you from me 2x/year.

PLUS access to my Patreon-only page.

PLUS an end-of-year ministry update newsletter via snail mail.

38

patrons

$668

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About

No one can do life alone. We're meant to be in community with one another.

But for many LGBTQ+ people, isolation is their reality because they are given an ultimatum and forced to make a choice between their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their faith. No one has told them that you can embrace both. But you can!

When I came out as gay in 2012, that one moment of authenticity cost me everything. With a father who's been an executive at Focus on the Family for over 30 years, and a mother who thrived on being a stay-at-home mom who home-schooled her children on James Dobson's principles, I had the epitome of a Christian upbringing. Or so it seemed. But all that changed when I chose to be authentic about who I was and come out as gay. My parents compared my sexuality to murder, pedophilia, and bestiality and told me they felt like I had died. I was disowned by almost everyone I knew, and it led me to the edge of suicide.

But guess what friends...I'm still here. And I can say with 100% certainty that coming out was by far the best decision I ever made. Even in the midst of all the grief and loss I've experienced, I've never felt more free, more at peace, or more at home in my own skin. I came alive the day that I came out.

For the last five years, I've dedicated a huge amount of my time and energy into creating content (such as books, blogs, online resources, and events) for LGBTQ+ people of faith to help them realize that they are not alone, and to encourage them to embrace the beautiful diversity that God designed for them to bring to the world. 

So Why Patreon? And Why Now? Real change happens at the grass roots level. That's where I work on a daily basis. However, grass roots work rarely pays the bills. And the myth that once you've published a book you're "rich and famous" is a massive misconception. Being an author is just like any other kind of artist (musician, painter, etc.) where you are reliant on other people's support of what you do to survive. And most of us are doing just that...surviving on what we can and working an extra job on the side to make ends meet. I certainly didn't join activism work for the money! I do it because it is what I am passionate about it and I believe it makes the world better for other people. But everybody has living and operating expenses to cover, and unless people like you support people like me, I can't continue doing what I do.

So that's where YOU come in. Your monthly support of my work (whether that is $10 or $50 or $250) enables me to continue working at the grass roots level of supporting LGBTQ people of faith as they navigate their coming out process and the difficult family dynamics that often come into play. Not everyone is called to social justice work, but everyone can make a difference by teaming up with someone who is and propelling them forward. 

Each of you have the opportunity to partner with me in creating content that brings hope, life, and love to LGBTQ+ people and in turn, reduces suicide statistics and helps them thrive in the world the way they were meant to. Will you come along and partner with me on this journey? I'd be so very honored.

Be Brave, Live Unashamed,

Amber Cantorna
Goals
$668 of $750 per month
This amount will allow me to continue to offer free mentoring and coaching to LGBTQ people struggling to come out of conservative faith backgrounds (in addition to previously listed goals).
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 18 exclusive posts
2
Audio releases
6
Images
4
Links
2
Polls
4
Writings
2
Videos

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