I recently had the pleasure of publishing an excerpt from author J.H. Hayes’s new book, ‘How Christianity Sustains a Gay Man.’ In this newest Live Mic podcast, James talk to me about his life, his activism and its origins, and his writing. Listen in … and be sure to check out his website at JHHayes.com
The story of my life is testament to enduring love and the strength of those who shared it with me. Raised by loving parents in a Southern Baptist home near Houston, I relate personal struggles with acceptance, drugs, activism and spirituality. The book reveals how my Christian Faith prevails over guilt-ridden religion. “Out” in 1980 at age 23, by 1993 I was an AIDS and Civil Rights activist. My Mother’s journey elevates our triumphant story and documents the path to assimilation. She was a hard-core Baptist who grew to accept, understand and love me through Faith.