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Amber Cantorna

Amber Cantorna is the author of Refocusing My Family and an LGBT Christian who's passionate about helping others through their coming out process.

Amber Cantorna is an author, speaker, musician, and coach with a passion for helping LGBTQ people through their coming out process, especially those that come from conservative faith communities. As the home-schooled daughter of a 30-year executive at Focus on the Family, she grew up entrenched in the values that the organization embodies, and her conservative Christian parents worked hard to protect her from the outside world. But when Amber came out as gay at the age of 27, she shattered the perfect persona that her family strove to uphold. As a result, she lost everything, and her world forever changed. Now, five years later, Amber is married the love of her life and dedicates her time to writing, speaking across the country, and sharing her story in order to bring hope to other LGBTQ people of faith. Her memoir, Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God is now available wherever books are sold. As Founder and President of Beyond, Amber is passionate about working for full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church. With compassion that comes from experience she longs to bring hope to other LGBTQ people who are still struggling to reconcile their faith with their sexuality. She also desires to create conversations for change among the families, friends, and loved ones of LGBTQ people in order to guide them towards a place of full acceptance and inclusion.

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