“SEVENTH-GAY ADVENTISTS”

 
 

Growing up Adventist means knowing you belong. And being Adventist is about much more than a set of beliefs--it's a close-knit community not easily left. Discovering you are gay in this community often means loss and exile from all that has been home. 

This feature-length documentary follows their raw and moving journeys as they wrestle with deep questions and struggle to find a place where they can integrate identity, love, and belief.

David loves Jesus and wants to go to heaven, but he also wants Colin. Marcos was fired for being gay, but wants to be a pastor again. And Sherri wants her kids to grow up to be good Seventh-day Adventists even though the church teaches that her same-sex marriage is sinful. All three are caught in the middle between the church they know and love and their desire to be fully accepted for who they are. 'Seventh-Gay Adventists' offers a revealing look at the inner spiritual world of three LGBT church members struggling to reconcile their faith and sexuality and explores what it means to belong when you find yourself on the margins.


 

“Seventh-Gay Adventists”

 

One young man spent five years in "ex-gay" therapy trying to become straight. Another was an Adventist pastor in Brazil who was fired for being gay. And a lesbian mom wants her daughters to grow up with her faith and beliefs, even though she knows her church might not accept their family.

GAY LESBIAN DOCUMENTARY

        Copyright Out on Film 2013   Information: 456 Kensington Parc Drive, Avondale Estates GA 30002, 404-296-3807  info@outonfilm.org

Wednesday, October 9  *  3:30 pm  *   100 minutes   *   Director: Daneen Akers and Stephen Ever