Forgiveness and LGBQ Experience

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For this book project, I will interview people about the meaning of forgiveness and what it means to forgive offensive acts. I specifically want to understand forgiveness in reference to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) experience. For example:

  • What kinds of everyday offenses do LGBQ persons frequently experience, especially in relation to their sexuality? What kind of offenses do LGBQ persons experience among family members? How do LGBQ persons forgive family members for their offensive acts?
  • How can/should a LGBQ person forgive instances of homophobia? Are there offences that cannot be forgiven? Further, what if a person is accused of being homophobic but this person disagrees with the accusation or does not recognize the homophobic offense?
  • How does forgiveness happen among people who hold conflicting, yet offensive, beliefs? For instance, if a person believes LGBQ persons are sinners because of their sexuality, or LGBQ persons engage in unacceptable behaviors, or LGBQ persons are unable to raise children or get married, and another person finds such beliefs offensive, how can the situation be remedied? Even if people “agree to disagree,” offense may still happen. Can such offense be forgiven?

If you would like to volunteer to be interviewed for this project, or if you would like more information about this project, please contact Tony Adams at

1 thought on “Forgiveness and LGBQ Experience

  1. Ineke Duit

    I think this is a great project and very worthwhile. I’m looking forward to your publication as I enjoyed your ‘narrating the closet’.

    I’m sure you will come across very interesting and moving stories.

    Wishing you good spirits

    (And would love to send you -for free of course- the book: Behind closed doors, stories from the coaching room. My dissertation, adapted for the cause of the book, is included in it and describes my personal search – action inquiry- how my homosexuality has influenced my coaching practice)


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