3rd July: Lunchtime Talk – “Thank God I’m Gay!” with Jayne Ozanne

Can you be Christian and Gay? Of course! But for many years, Jayne Ozanne believed the two were incompatible and tried desperately to change her sexuality. Now she is out and proud, and thanks God for making her the woman she is. Come and hear her story of how she came to say “Thank God I’m Gay!” in this special “Tuesdays Till Two” lunchtime talk, taking place as one of the events the Peterborough Pride 2018 festival.

As usual the St John’s café will be open from noon, staffed by volunteers from The Green Backyard, and a selection of hot drinks and home made quiche, cakes, scones etc will be on sale. This week 50% of the profits will go to the Ozanne Foundation, with the remainder going to the GBY.

Admission is free, but those attending are invited, if possible, to make a donation to help cover the costs of the event. The suggested donation is £4. St John’s has waived the fee it usually charges St John’s CIC for church hire, so any donations in excess of Jayne’s travel costs will go to the Ozanne Foundation.

“Thank God I’m Gay!” is just one of almost thirty events taking place as part of Peterborough Pride 2018. The full programme of events is available in the Peterborough Pride Brochure.

About Jayne Ozanne:

Jayne Ozanne is a prominent evangelical Anglican who came out in 2015. She is the founder and director of The Ozanne foundation, which believes in a world where all are accepted and equally valued and works with religious organisations around the world to eliminate discrimination based on sexuality or gender in order to celebrate the equality and diversity of all. Her autobiography “Just Love: A journey of self-acceptance” will be published by Darton, Longman and Todd.