Beyond Pride #5: Born This Way

As I’ve discussed my attraction to minors this week, I’ve kept it focused on my own struggles and my growth through that journey. This post marks a shift in my emphasis as I move toward more external analysis. I had hoped to avoid these topics directly, but it has become clear to me that I simply cannot explore life as a MAP without them. Today’s post will focus on the aspects of the LGBT community that have intersected with my struggles. Tomorrow’s will look at the church’s response to sexual sin and what it means for MAPs.

I mentioned in the first essay that Pride Month is confusing for me. On the one hand, I understand what it means to carry a sexual attraction that is different from the social norm. On the other hand, my situation does not fit neatly with the Pride movement; I’m fighting my nature instead of embracing it.

More than anything else, though, there has been a single ideal that has caused me more consternation than any other.