Gay Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses

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USA, Washington, Seattle

Alphabetized by first name.

USA, Washington, Seattle


Bob, right, with his partner Rocky

Date Posted: April 4, 2006
Name: Bob
Age: 49
Sexuality: HELLO?!?! GAY
Beliefs/Religion: Done with religion
My experience as a JW was negative
And I am not sure if it's the truth or not

Interests: Singing, Piano, Costuming, Knitting, Dancing, Always looking for new things to enjoy. Sci-fi, romance, and thriller movie fan.

E-Mail: rsalis@aol.com, Email as much as you like!

Comments:
Raised in the truth. Dad was big time elder and Mom was full-time pioneer. Thought 1975 was going to take care of the problem, but alas, I'm still here. Baptized at 15 (wanted to be w/ my friends) and DF'd at 17. Reinstated at 21, DF'd at 23. Reinstated at 31, DF'd at 36. Hey, I tried, okay? Got married for 2 years (at 21 yrs old) thinking that would fix things. It didn't. Got engaged twice after that. All fell apart. Came to the conclusion I was undeniably and uncontrollably GAY!!! So I moved to SF to be with "my kind." Moved to Washington when I hit bottom. Family still strong in the organization. Older brother is and Elder. They only talk to me when they HAVE to which, is a WHOLE lot better than it used to be. Let's talk! I'm still a bit confused. Oh, and HIV+.

Site Administrator notes: Below are some of their amazing Halloween Costumes that have won multiple awards in Seattle contests. I had to show these off for them:


Daisy & Taco Bell




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USA, Washington, Seattle


Doug, left, with boyfriend Chris

Date Posted: February 1, 2006
Name: Doug Bradshaw
Age: 34
Sexuality: Gay
Beliefs/Religion: Ex-JW
My experience as a JW was: Positive
And I: do believe that most of it is the truth

Interests: How about tivo, food, friends & movies

E-Mail: igodoh@hotmail.com, Email as much as you like!
Blog: igodoh.blogspot.com

Comments:
Visit my blog!

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USA, Washington, Seattle




Date Posted: February 9, 2006
Name: Jonathan Dupuy
Age: 21
Sexuality: Gay
Beliefs/Religion: Earth-based spirituality/Christian.
My experience as a JW was: Positive
And I: believe that many parts of it are true but NOT The Truth

Interests: camping, hiking, reading, spending time with loved ones, art, spirituality, environmentalism, history and many other things.

E-Mail: curdleturtle@gmail.com, Email as much as you like!
MySpace: www.myspace.com/curdleturtle

Comments:
I believe that the best way to honor the Creator is by honoring and respecting all of his Creation and that includes the Mother Earth and all of Her inhabitants. The actually teaching of Jesus was about love, non-judgement and acceptance.

I grew up in Seattle and stop going to the Kingdom Hall when I was 16. My mother was a full-time pioneer. I came out a few years ago. Please feel free to contact me via if you want to know more about me or need someone to talk to.

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USA, Washington, Seattle



Date Posted: January 23, 2006
Name: Michael Ferguson
Age: 30
Sexuality: Gay
Beliefs/Religion: Agnostic
My experience as a JW was: Positive, with some teenage angst
And I: do not believe that it is the truth

Interests: photography, traveling, blogging, NPR, This American Life, Car Talk, Absolutely Fabulous, Ellen, David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, Desperate Housewives, New York City, musicals, Rufus Wainwright, Weezer, Magnetic Fields, ELO, "Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66". And eating rice crispy treats.

E-Mail: michaeleric76@gmail.com, but please keep them brief
Blog: michaelmeadows.blogspot.com

Comments:
I was home-schooled and regular pioneered for 8 years, starting when I was 10. This should account for any peculiarities of social dysfunction you'll notice in me. I was baptized at age 9, disfellowshiped at 22.

I have fond memories of the organization but do not believe that it is the truth. I am also agnostic, and thinking of becoming a Unitarian Universalist. I am attracted to more subdued philisophical intelligent guys who like to discuss religion and debate the origins of the universe, and which of the 4 Sex in the City stars they identify with.

My advice is outlined in the home page of this blog. Follow it and let me know how that goes. I recommend singing out loud in the shower, moisturizing, flossing, and wearing sunscreen.

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USA, Washington, Seattle


Date Posted: January 24, 2006
Name: Sherry
Age: 49
Sexuality: Lesbian
Beliefs/Religion: Happy Pagan
My experience as a JW was: Neutral
And I: do not believe that it is the truth

Interests: hiking, camping, cooking, gardening, my dogs

E-Mail: gretchen956@yahoo.com, email as much as you like

Comments:
I was a third generation JW, born and raised in a tiny rural community in Montana (well I guess rural community is redundant for Montana, LOL) anyway I tried my very hardest to be straight like I was supposed to. Turned my back on all that tomboy nonsense and strived to be cured through prayer etc. Well you all know how well that worked out! Still, never one to give up easily, I didn't finally decide to be true to myself until I was 42 years old. I had left the organization 6 years prior to that. As to the witnesses, I didn't DA myself and I didn't get DF'd. I just left. I don't recognize them as having any authority over me and I don't recognize their little kangaroo court or their little elders dressed up in bad suits playing god. So, now I'm a happy, well adjusted lesbian with a partner and the prerequisite two dogs.

The only thing I would add is that my spiritual beliefs are deep and very personal. I will never try to convert you from your way of belief and I ask that you respect mine. Thanks