A note about our book, CHANGED
After testifying before the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in opposition to Assembly Bill 2943, we recognized that the world needs to hear the voices of individuals who have left homosexuality. Ken and I quickly gathered a small group of friends who also experienced real change in their sexuality or gender identity to create a resource to present to California legislators.
That was the first edition of CHANGED, which was personally delivered by its contributors to every California Senator’s office on June 11, 2018. Then, we all shared our stories from the steps of the California Capitol so that people could hear that life-giving change is possible.
All of us who have questioned our sexuality or gender remember our deep search for understanding and resolution. This is true for those in the LGBTQ+ community as it is true of all of us represented here, but our convictions led us in different directions. Some believe they have found peace in identifying as LGBTQ+, but others of us have found fulfillment in a different choice.
Whose journey should be most affirmed?
Inside this book are vulnerable, authentic and sometimes raw accounts of the hope and prosperity all of our journeys offered as we questioned our sexuality and gender identity. These are stories of change that might never have happened if our freedom had been taken away.
Elizabeth Woning with Ken Williams
Co-founders of Equipped to Love