Amber Cantorna

Amber Cantorna, daughter of an executive with conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family, was homeschooled in a family in which perfectionism, reputation and appearances meant everything and being honest about being gay meant that her community would shun her. She tells this story (and that of finding love and of founding Beyond, a nonprofit that helps LGBTQ people navigate coming out) in her book, Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God (Fortress Press). 

“Amber Cantorna pulls back the curtain and reveals the real-life realities behind Focus's books, purity rings and radio shows. I hope that today’s young parents who are part of the evangelical community will allow her story to guide them to a better way of parenting, so they can discover a more authentic way of being Christiansand human beings, too.” Brian D. McLaren.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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