Bridget Eileen Rivera writes and speaks on issues touching faith, sexuality, and justice. She has served as a committee member for Revoice and worked with other faith-based organizations such as Christians for Social Action and the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in journalism from Patrick Henry College in 2012, having received an award for her writing from the New York Press Association, Bridget joined Teach For America and taught for 5 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She spent another few years working at a prison diversion program before starting her Ph.D. in sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Bridget’s first book, Heavy Burdens: 7 Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church (Brazos Press, fall 2021), unpacks the legacy of discrimination against LGBTQ people in Christianity. You can learn more about Bridget’s personal journey navigating faith, sexuality, and other justice issues on her blog or by following her on social media below.
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