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Andrew Kepper - A Be Free Story

Andrew Kepper - A Be Free Story

My name is Matt Truett. I’m from Louisville, KY and this is my Be Free story.

I have been in church since I was 3 weeks old. I was raised in a charismatic tradition which shaped my views of Christ, non-Christians, and myself. From the pulpit I often heard how others were so depraved and undeserving of human respect, but most especially I felt that Enemy Number 1 was the Queer Community, specifically gay men. This began a general sentiment that still permeates my thoughts of the future which was, “How can a perfect God love me as a gay boy/man if Christians can’t even...


Jacoby Breaux - A Be Free Story

Jacoby Breaux - A Be Free Story

I wanted to break free, I NEEDED to break free. I wanted someone to see me, I wanted someone to save me; but no one knew.

Gary Conachan - A Be Free Story

My name is Gary Conachan, I’m from Portland, Oregon, and this is my Be Free story:


It wasn’t until I was 12 years old that I began to realize I was different. I’d sensed it before that, but it wasn’t until I hit my teen years, when it wasn’t girls I was attracted to… it was guys. My entire family is Christian and I grew up going to church, something I thoroughly enjoyed. I knew that God loved me and only wanted the best for my life, beliefs that really took...


My Be Free Story: Brian Terada

My Be Free Story: Brian Terada

My name is Brian Terada, and this is my Be Free story:

I grew up in a world that told me to hide some of the most important feelings that were happening inside of me. These feelings defined so much of who I was, that this suppression would obviously become detrimental. 

These hidden feelings weren't just ones of same sex attraction, but they also included shame, fear, and even love. 

I was ashamed, but I had to hide the shame. I was afraid, but no one could ever know that, because then they would wonder why. I was in love, but...


Where Be Free Stories Live

Where Be Free Stories Live

When it comes to coming out, there are so many people who have a sad story to tell. However, there are also so many people who have a story to tell about the hope and redemption they found in a seemingly impossible situation.

The Be Free blog is where these stories will be told in their entirety. 

We are hoping to share stories here that include how Be Free aided in the finding of freedom for those who thought it could never be theirs. Submit your Be Free stories and a photo of you wearing a shirt or using another Be...