Amber Cantorna is creating content for LGBTQ+ People of Faith
19

patrons

$156
per month
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 and homeschooled 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 to the world. Being disowned by all my family and relatives and having my sexuality compared to murderers, pedophilia, and bestiality, those dark days 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 I've lost, I've never felt more free, more at peace, or more alive than I have since that day. For the last three years, I've dedicated a huge amount of my time and energy into creating content (such as books, blogs, website content, and events) for LGBTQ+ people of faith so that they know they are not alone, and so that they can embrace the beautiful diversity that God designed for them to bring to the world. 

So Why Patreon? And Why Now? I've been extremely fortunate to have a wife that is completely supportive of me and my work. She has gladly been our primary breadwinner the last several years so that I could pursue this dream of mine. But she will be retiring from the military at the end of September and, while she will still be working for the federal government, her retirement means that means changes will happen in our income this fall. I've been doing this work as a labor of love (and mostly for free) for over 3 years now, but I've reached a point where I need the support of others to come alongside me in order to continue doing this work I'm so passionate about. 

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.

Because Love Makes All the Difference,

Amber Cantorna
Tiers
Refocusing
$1 or more per month 8 of 100 patrons
Every dollar matters! You're officially joining the cause. Thank you! For just $1 a month you will receive: 


-Behind-the-scenes access to my return back to music after a decade sabbatical! You will be invited to join a private Facebook group where you will get to see the process unfold via posts and videos as I begin to play, sing, and write music again! This will also be a place for us to build community with one another. (Must join by Oct 1st for this perk!)


-Your name listed on my website as one of the ORIGINAL Difference Makers who believed in this work from the very beginning.  (Must join by Oct 1st for this perk!)

Going Beyond
$5 or more per month 6 of 50 patrons
$5 a month? Thank you for joining me in this journey! At this tier, you will receive:


-Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of! 


-All previously listed perks (if you join by Oct 1st!)

Going Above and Beyond
$10 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
$10 a month, wow! You are officially coming alongside me in this work. Thank you! For this tier, you receive:


-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.


 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  


-All previously listed perks (if you join by Oct 1st!)

Unashamed
$25 or more per month 3 of 25 patrons
$25 a month! Seriously, thank you! You are officially in this work alongside me and doing so, unashamed. For this tier, you will receive:


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


-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.


 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  


-All previously listed perks (if you join by Oct 1st!)

Beyond Unashamed
$50 or more per month 1 of 15 patrons
$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!

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

-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.

 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  

Wildly Unashamed
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
$100 a month! Okay, I'm tearing up. Thank you for believing in this work so deeply and partnering in such a wildly unashamed way. For this tier, you will receive:


-I'll make every effort to have a meal or coffee with you whenever we are in the same city at the same time!

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

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

-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.

 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  

World Changer
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
$250 a month! You truly believe in this cause and in the work I'm creating. Thank you for believing in me and in equality so deeply that you've chosen to partner in a way that will help make the world better for the people around us. For this tier, you will receive:


-My undying gratitude and your name listed on my website as one of my World Changers that make a significant portion of what I do happen.

-I'll make every effort to have a meal or coffee with you whenever we are in the same city at the same time.

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

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

-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.

  -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  

Goals
$156 of $675 per month
This will give me the time needed to create and publish new blogging content on a weekly basis. 
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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 and homeschooled 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 to the world. Being disowned by all my family and relatives and having my sexuality compared to murderers, pedophilia, and bestiality, those dark days 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 I've lost, I've never felt more free, more at peace, or more alive than I have since that day. For the last three years, I've dedicated a huge amount of my time and energy into creating content (such as books, blogs, website content, and events) for LGBTQ+ people of faith so that they know they are not alone, and so that they can embrace the beautiful diversity that God designed for them to bring to the world. 

So Why Patreon? And Why Now? I've been extremely fortunate to have a wife that is completely supportive of me and my work. She has gladly been our primary breadwinner the last several years so that I could pursue this dream of mine. But she will be retiring from the military at the end of September and, while she will still be working for the federal government, her retirement means that means changes will happen in our income this fall. I've been doing this work as a labor of love (and mostly for free) for over 3 years now, but I've reached a point where I need the support of others to come alongside me in order to continue doing this work I'm so passionate about. 

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.

Because Love Makes All the Difference,

Amber Cantorna

Recent posts by Amber Cantorna

Tiers
Refocusing
$1 or more per month 8 of 100 patrons
Every dollar matters! You're officially joining the cause. Thank you! For just $1 a month you will receive: 


-Behind-the-scenes access to my return back to music after a decade sabbatical! You will be invited to join a private Facebook group where you will get to see the process unfold via posts and videos as I begin to play, sing, and write music again! This will also be a place for us to build community with one another. (Must join by Oct 1st for this perk!)


-Your name listed on my website as one of the ORIGINAL Difference Makers who believed in this work from the very beginning.  (Must join by Oct 1st for this perk!)

Going Beyond
$5 or more per month 6 of 50 patrons
$5 a month? Thank you for joining me in this journey! At this tier, you will receive:


-Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of! 


-All previously listed perks (if you join by Oct 1st!)

Going Above and Beyond
$10 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
$10 a month, wow! You are officially coming alongside me in this work. Thank you! For this tier, you receive:


-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.


 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  


-All previously listed perks (if you join by Oct 1st!)

Unashamed
$25 or more per month 3 of 25 patrons
$25 a month! Seriously, thank you! You are officially in this work alongside me and doing so, unashamed. For this tier, you will receive:


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


-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.


 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  


-All previously listed perks (if you join by Oct 1st!)

Beyond Unashamed
$50 or more per month 1 of 15 patrons
$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!

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

-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.

 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  

Wildly Unashamed
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
$100 a month! Okay, I'm tearing up. Thank you for believing in this work so deeply and partnering in such a wildly unashamed way. For this tier, you will receive:


-I'll make every effort to have a meal or coffee with you whenever we are in the same city at the same time!

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

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

-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.

 -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!  

World Changer
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
$250 a month! You truly believe in this cause and in the work I'm creating. Thank you for believing in me and in equality so deeply that you've chosen to partner in a way that will help make the world better for the people around us. For this tier, you will receive:


-My undying gratitude and your name listed on my website as one of my World Changers that make a significant portion of what I do happen.

-I'll make every effort to have a meal or coffee with you whenever we are in the same city at the same time.

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

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

-A personal "Thank you" shout out on social media.

  -Access to a Patreon-only page where you will have a regular behind-the-scenes window into my life as well as a chance to build community with one another.  This group will be the first to know about upcoming events, workshops, and speaking gigs that I'm a part of!