Riverdale’s Shannon Purser Shares Inspiring Message for LGBTQ People of Faith | Teen Vogue

She prayed to be “cured” of her sexuality. Instead, she was reassured: It’s OK to be gay.

Coming out can be complicated for many reasons. Whether it’s because you’re afraid of being physically harmed, you’re not sure exactly how your friends and family will react, or any other reason, there are many worries that can go into coming out. For some people, religion can be a factor when exploring sexuality. For National Coming Out Day, Shannon Purser opened up on Twitter about grappling with her faith and sexuality, sending an important message for LGBTQ people of faith.

Shannon tweeted on Wednesday, October 11, that she struggled to accept her sexuality because of her religion. Shannon came out as bisexual in April, and just before she did that she tweeted about how it can be a struggle to come to terms with your sexuality, especially when faith comes into play. In her tweets on Wednesday, Shannon highlighted that it totally is possible to identify as LGBTQ and be faithful.

ant message for LGBTQ people of faith. Shannon tweeted on Wednesday,

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