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Todd Clayton is a student at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He is the Religion, Faith, and Values Media intern at GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in May 2011 with a BA in biblical studies and world literature. He is a freelance writer and blogger.

Recent Posts

Dec 17, 2012

Here's my personal story: When I came out during my senior year of college, I was the student chaplain at a conservative Christian college in San Diego.

Official university policy states: “We view all forms of sexual intimacy that occur outside the covenant of heterosexual marriage, even when consensual, as distortions of the holiness and beauty God intended for it.”

Oct 22, 2012

I was sitting in that red swivel chair I had in my office when I heard her knock. Her knuckles trampolined against the glass pane that was next to my door, and sent bullets of sound ricocheting off pictures, and books, and the potted plant my boss had given me on my first day, which I’d managed to murder. It pouted—brown and spineless—next to a picture of San Francisco on the black Ikea shelf I’d hung above my desk. I spun around and crabbed my chair toward the door with my feet.

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