Holland PFLAG To Host Author Angela Eden

By |2014-03-13T09:00:00-04:00March 13th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Lesbian author Angela Eden will speak at Holland P-Flag, Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave. You don’t want to miss her story.
Eden thought she had finally made it. A lesbian, she had come to terms with her sexual orientation and realized thanks to books, therapy and good friends that it was okay to be gay and Christian. Contrary to what she was taught growing up in a fundamentalist church, she now knew God loved her regardless of her sexual orientation. Her world brightened and broadened even more when she met a woman who not only loved her, but she also loved Angela’s two young children and the kids loved her back.
But then Eden was faced with the threat of losing it all. One day her ex husband served her with papers suing for full custody of her two children. Eden knew she was born to mother children and now her own kids might be taken from her because she was lesbian. To keep her children her lawyer encouraged her to lie and say she was not lesbian and deny the existence of her loving partner. Eden was hit with the battle of her life.
In her self-published memoir, “If You Were Me: The Memoir of a Mother Torn Between What’s Right and What’s Easy,” Eden takes readers on a riveting ride through her childhood in conservative Indiana, all the way to that moment in the courtroom when she is essentially on trial for being lesbian.
Noted Christian author Phillip Gulley writes, “Angela Eden’s memoir is a rare gem. Insightful, inspiring, and beautifully told. A story of faith, growing awareness and ultimate acceptance. Angela is a better person for her struggle, and you and I will be better people for knowing it.”
Eden lives in Anderson, Indiana where she is employed as a child psychologist with a local school district. Her partner Angie Strickler grew up in Muskegon. Eden’s daughter is also lesbian and attends Hanover College on a full-tuition scholarship where she is has a double major in English and theater with a minor in creative writing.
Eden will have her books on-hand for purchase. For more information call Holland P-FLAG at 616-399-2161.

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