The Center is so excited to welcome Queer Former Fundies. QFF will host a meetup on Tuesday night, August 16th @ 7pm hosted by Chrissy Legaux and Amanda Emily Smith.
QFF shared this with about their meetings.
“For many who has left the church, when we find ourselves accepting who we truly are and celebrating our LGBT identities, we often repress a large part of our most formative years that we may still feel nostalgic about and still need support with.
Queer and Formerly Fundie is a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals who are former fundamentalists, post-Christians, and others who have left a very strict religious upbringing. This is an opportunity to share the experiences and memories that seem so alien to those not brought up the way we were. We are a group of former Catholics, Mormons, 7th Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Evangelical, and so on. We are a community within a community and we are your friends.”
And here is a little bit about the QFF organizers.
Chrissy Legaux was born and raised in the New Orleans area. She is a former regular pioneer in the Jehovah’s Witness faith (highest position a woman can be in the faith). Legaux first experienced doubts about her religious beliefs when coming to terms with being gay. She was excommunicated from the church in 2004. Legaux is the creator of Queer Former Fundies, a group which helps people find their way after a loss of religious community.
Amanda Emily was raised that classic New Orleans combo of Catholic and Baptist. While she retains some religious connections, she appreciates a space to discuss her fundamental upbringing and releasing what was harmful to her. She is a member and organizer of Queer Former Fundies.
The Center welcomes Queer Former Fundies and hopes to see anyone that wishes at the event.