Hey! My blog is trending!
I just got an email from Tumblr that my blog is trending.
So to all my new readers out there, hello!
Let’s catch you up.
My name is Justin Lee. This is me:
Fun facts about me:
- I don’t have hair because of a genetic disorder called alopecia areata.
- I’m a geek. I’ll admit it.
- I’m a Christian. And I’m embarrassed when I see some of my fellow Christians being jerks. If you sometimes wish Christians would be nicer, keep reading this blog. We talk about that a lot here.
- I’m also gay. Growing up, I thought gay people were sinners who chose to be gay. When I realized I was gay at 18, my whole world was turned upside down. We talk about that a lot here as well. Some of my readers are LGBT or very LGBT-supportive, while others believe homosexuality is a sin. I welcome everyone to engage with me in conversation, as long as they’re willing to be kind.
- I write about funny stuff and changing the world and, basically, whatever strikes my fancy. I also do TV interviews and stuff.
- Oh, and I’m an author. I wrote a book about the gay/Christian culture war called TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. If you’re a Christian (or know a Christian) who needs help understanding gay people, I wrote this book for you.
So why is my blog trending? Well, here are a few things I wrote that have been popular.
You love gay people? That’s great. Prove it. - This is one of the most popular things I’ve written. I wrote it to my fellow Christians about how they can treat gay people better, even if they don’t necessarily approve of homosexuality. It’s been going viral in LGBT circles and in conservative Christian circles. So… that’s cool.
My mom just died. Here’s what you should say. - Ever wonder how to respond to someone who’s grieving? This is my advice.
Want to understand your gay family member? Go see Frozen. - Despite what some people say, Frozen doesn’t have a “gay agenda.” But when it first came out, I posted this about how I relate to it as a gay man, and it went viral.
Is it a choice? No. Does that matter? Absolutely. - This was popular after a big debate erupted online about whether gay people choose to be gay.
Sick of Christianity? This one’s for you. - Sometimes I get frustrated with the human side of the church. But this explains why I’m a Christian.