What is the film about?

John, Mark and Marian grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist church, a worldwide denomination with 14 million members. They are also gay. Caught in the middle between who they are and a conservative denomination that teaches that homosexual relationships are a sin, they must choose between intimacy and the community they know and trust. Or is there a way to reconcile their faith and their identity?

People we've met

We met a young man who spent five years in a “change ministry.” He only recently started to explore the idea that he might not be able to change--and maybe God is okay with that.

We met another young man who isn’t out to his family and fears what will happen if/when they find out he’s gay. He’s from a country where LGBT individuals literally face the possibility of persecution and even death.

We met a woman who is worried about her job within the Adventist church if it’s known that she identifies as a lesbian.

We met a group of gay students on an Adventist campus who are actively trying to decide what God calls them to--must they be celibate? Or does a God of love understand their desire for a family? They’re looking for answers and an earnest conversation.

 

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This film is an independent, non-profit production and has been funded almost entirely by tax-deductible donations from individuals who are committed to the film's vision of sharing the stories of those most marginalized and least allowed to speak for themselves in most churches today. Being independent has given us full editorial control and a great deal of freedom to tell the stories of gay and lesbian Adventists in an honest and authentic manner, but it also means that we tend to always need to be reminding people that this film requires tangible support to keep making a difference.

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This is how change happens. Committed people doing their part to slowly but surely make a difference.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

There are three things you can do to help make the first film about Adventism and homosexuality get made:

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Seventh-Gay Adventists SPJ-1195
c/o San Francisco Film Society
ATTN: Finance Department
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Thank you so much for your interest, support, and encouragement. None of this would be possible without the incredilbe grassroots community that has made it possible. Thank you for being the change you wish to see in your world and in your church.

Stephen Eyer & Daneen Akers
Producers
Seventh-Gay Adventists