Video of the Day: Adventist Pastor Alicia Johnston Comes Out as Bi and Resigns From Her Church

“I don’t know how to minister anymore without being honest about that.”

Arizona-based Pastor Alicia Johnston came out as bisexual in a letter to her church, the Foothills Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists, that detailed her disagreement with how they were talking about LGBTQ people. In this half-hour video, she talks openly about how she came to this difficult decision and why her revelation meant having to resign from her post.

“It’s wonderful to finally be able to say ‘This is who I am,’ and that’s something I love about myself,” Johnston said. “I don’t have to hide it any more. It’s been kind of amazing.”