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Amy Lauren is a musician in Jackson, MS, where she received her Master’s in Music from Mississippi College. Her chapbooks include Prodigal (Bottlecap Press, 2017) and God With Us (Headmistress Press, 2017).

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Dec 05, 2017

As a girl, I never dreamt of marrying in the church, yet I will be doing just that in May.

Growing up Southern Baptist in my hometown of Slidell, Louisiana, I received the message early on that gay people were not Christians, and did not love God or family. When my attraction to women became clearer despite my best efforts to ignore it, it didn’t make sense to label myself as a lesbian because I only ever heard the word “lesbian” spit as if a slur. 

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