Ashley Josleyn French

Ashley Josleyn French is a former educational consultant who now is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology with an emphasis on religion and gender. A college lecturer in Sociology and Women’s Studies, she also writes at She lives with her husband and three children in Winter Park, Fla.

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'Will There Be a Place for My Life?'

by Ashley Josleyn French 06-15-2016

Image via Miguel Discart/Flickr

The LGBTQ community continues to fight to be recognizably human, and attacks like the one here in Orlando remind us why that fight is so important and still so necessary.

At the vigil downtown on June 13, an evangelical Hispanic preacher spoke. He said, “Not all evangelicals hate you. Some of us love you and we welcome you in our congregations!” And when he prayed, many prayed with him.