LGBTQ+ Christians as “Friendship Researchers”

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection was by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter. This reflection is from our Director of Community, Beth…

Reflections on the 2017 Ontario GS Retreat

“to retreat: to step back, withdraw, rest” When it comes to our Generous Space Retreats, and particularly our 5th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat… the above definition of “retreat” isn’t a great fit.  Let me explain why… A month and a half ago, 140 people assembled at the YMCA Geneva Park retreat centre in Orillia, ON…

Art Friday: Such a Cloak

  For this month’s “Art Friday,” we’re excited to feature Eric Van Giessen, a member of our Toronto Generous Space Group, who recently published a zine of poetry called “Queerly Faithful” as part of an autoethnographic research study he did with other LGBTQ+ Christians, including several from our community. Eric says of the zine: Our hope and…