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DECEMBER ENEWS

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CHURCH RELATIONS

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NEW! KINSHIP LOCAL WISDOM SERIES

Do you sometimes feel like a linguistic Neanderthal? Are you confused by the terms post-sexual, non-binary, two-spirit, demisexual, and cisgender? Are you old enough that you once thought gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual were four words that covered all the continuum? Would you like to talk about it in a safe place where we will not think we are stupid, be angry with ourselves while we learn, and yet want to know more about the people who form our community? This chat is for you.

Date: December 12, 2021
Time: 7 PM EST (USA)
        - PM CT (USA)
        - 4 PM PST (USA)

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An Open Letter to Ted Wilson, President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


JOURNEY Chapter 25

"Forbidden Colours"

BY JERRY MCKAY

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Message from the President - Message du Président - Nachricht des Präsidenten - Mensaje de la Presidente - Mensagem do Presidente


ENews de Octubre

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MENSAJE DE LA PRESIDENTE

Happy Kinship Awareness Month!

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RELACIONES DE IGLESIA

The story is told of a king who held a race in which all the young men in his kingdom were invited to participate. A bag of gold was promised to the winner.

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NUEVO VICEPRESIDENTE INTERINO

I am happy to announce that we have appointed a new interim Vice President to fill my previous role before being elected as President. After deep consideration, the Kinship Board is excited that Catherine Taylor has agreed to serve out the current term of Vice President. Catherine is certainly no stranger to SDA Kinship and has been connected with the organization since 1981 and has served in numerous capacities through the years. She has a passion for people and their stories. Among many other contributions, she was the Connection editor for more than 12 years and led the Building Safe Places project for several years. I believe that Catherine will be a very positive addition to the Kinship Leadership Team. Please stay tuned for additional projects and important changes we will be making to the organization to make it even more appealing and relevant to those who need its message today. We will feature Catherine and other Board members in upcoming media. 

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Septiembre eNews

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¿Las terapias de reorientación sexual, son eficaces?

Cuando Carolyn y yo entramos en contacto con familiares de personas LGBTQIA + y con amigos cercanos, a menudo nos preguntan sobre los ECOSIG. Y sí, nos hemos hecho contacto con algunas personas que afirman la eficiencia de un ECOSIG; asimismo, nos hemos topado con personas que fracasaron en su experiencia con los ECOSIG.

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MENSAJE DE LA PRESIDENTE

Querida familia de Kinship en todo el mundo,

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RELACIONES DE IGLESIA

TÚ PERTENECES!

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August eNews

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear Kinship family around the world!

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NEW INTERIM DIRECTOR OF YOUTH INTERESTS

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FAMILIES & FRIENDS

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July eNews

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

As Pride month ended, I watched our SDA Kinship 2021 Virtual Pride Parade, and I felt a genuine sense of pride in being a member of our organization. From the very first moment I found Kinship, I knew I had found a community that embraced me and loved me just the way I am.

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CHURCH RELATIONS

Here in the United States, we have a month for everything: Black History Month (February), Hispanic Heritage Month (September), Women's History Month (March), LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June). But what about the rest of the year? As much as we're reminded at Christmas time to carry the Christmas spirit with us throughout the year, we have to admit that by the end of December we're ready to move on.

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Connection VOL. 43 NO. 1 | JUNE 2021

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Editor's Note

The year 2020 was a very complicated year for the entire world: wildfires in the United States and Australia, contested elections in the United States and in other places, and worldwide protests against racism, all while navigating daily life amidst a global pandemic. Many of us have made it thus far, and 2021 will have its challenges as well. As I look forward to 2021, I am hopeful for vaccines and I am grateful for the increase in technology that has helped us remain connected even when in different locations.

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Covid and the Closet

“So, you’re religious…how does that work?” The“So, you’re religious…how does that work?” The question, posed by nearly every guy who bothers to read my dating profile, used to make my eyes light up with excitement, a chance to share the good news of God’s all-embracing love. Now after years on the market, it often reads like a death sentence to an otherwise fun conversation. The complicated relationship gays have with religion is no secret —without it, you wouldn’t be reading this issue of the connection today — but a cold response to my faith has never stopped Jesus from riding shotgun in my search for a mate. He and I are a package deal. To our friends and family, we find it easy to be open about what we value, the objects of our affection, and the truths we believe in.

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Interview with a mother of an LGBTQ child in Brasil

Leo: When did you first realize your daughter was LGBTQIA+, and when did she begin telling others? What was her early coming out experience like? Interview with a mother of an LGBTQ child in Brasil

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A Kinship Connection Retrospective

I was editor of the Connection from 2003 to 2016. I was editor of the Connection from 2003 to 2016. To say “there were joys in the work” is one of the understatements of my life. Thinking of you all recreates a gusher of appreciation.

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President's Message

Here in the United States, June is Pride month. For more years than I can remember, but probably close to 20, Kinship Region 2 has participated in the D.C. Pride Parade—until last year when it was postponed because of the pandemic. Each year before that, my region has rented a large pickup truck, decorated it together, and given out candy and flyers along the parade route. Not one year has ever passed without someone with an Adventist background coming up to us, amazed that an Adventist LGBTIQ organization like Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International exists!

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2021 ELECTION SLATE

June eNews

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Family & Friends

Focusing and Refocusing, Adjusting and Readjusting

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