For thirty years, Victoria Lavin thought reading Scripture would make her straight. When the miracle “cure” did not work, she numbed her pain with drugs and alcohol.

In recovery for substance abuse, Victoria finally realized she was fine, just as she was. She came out to her pastor and he condemned her. Thankfully, Victoria’s daughter was there for support in her moment of need. As a result, Victoria reconnected with God and entered seminary.

Today, she is out and proud, living in the Midwest with her life partner.

Coming Out was the “cure” she needed all along to find true happiness and be at peace with her spirituality.