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Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God

Amber Cantorna

Fri 3 PM | Library

Amber is the home-schooled daughter of a 30-year executive at Focus on the Family and grew up entrenched in the values that the organization embodies. Her conservative Christian parents worked hard to protect her from the outside world, but when Amber came out as gay at the age of 27, she shattered the perfect persona that her family strove to uphold. As a result, she lost everything, and her world forever changed. Join Amber for a time of storytelling and Q&A as she talks about coming out, the meaning of family, and what it means to be an LGBTQ person of faith.

Amber Cantorna

Amber Cantorna is an author, speaker, advisor, and leader in the movement of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the church. As Founder and President of Beyond, Amber is passionate about dissolving shame, fostering self acceptance, and generating messages of hope for LGBTQ+ people of faith. Her memoir, Refocusing My Family is now available everywhere books are sold and she blogs at

73 Refocusing My Family
350 A Conversation on Coming Out to Conservative Families

Session #73

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