Insight – perception into the heart of the matter.

That’s what we envision for outsights, RfA’s forum for ​​insights by people who identify as LGBTQ or allies. ​Informed reflections about ​sexuality, gender and faith, about Room for All’s mission and ministry, about RCA conversations and developments regarding sexuality. Insights through an “out” lens.

Opinions expressed are solely those of outsights contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Room for All.

I am the gate

“I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:9-10, NRSVUE) While leading an embodied lectio divina activity a few years…


I am the light of the world

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) How do we stand boldly and courageously, kept from faltering amidst all manner of darkness: attacks, judgments, untruths, and harms? On our…


I am the bread of life

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35, NRSVUE) During survival training in the Rocky Mountains, the cadets return to camp on Sunday morning for worship services. They have spent a week in the…


Take the 2023 Community Survey

As we continue to plan this year’s programming, we are seeking feedback from the Room for All community to improve the support, education and advocacy we offer. The 2023 Community Survey opens today at We want to hear from you! The results of this survey will inform our priorities, as well as letting us…


ShopRfA is Here

A new way to show your support and sustain our mission has arrived! Room for All is excited to announce the launch of our new year-round merchandise shop, located on RedBubble at New designs created by RfA staff are available on hats, shirts, tote bags, stickers and more, all available now. When you purchase…


Transgender Day of Remembrance

With the arrival of November, we’ll soon be upon Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Observed annually on November 20th, TDOR is a day to mourn and honor the lives of the vibrant, beloved transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people lost to violence and suicide in the year prior. The date marks the birthday of Rita…


In Observance of National Coming Out Day

It turns out that it’s difficult to find hinges to match original hardware. My father spent about three years looking for a match when, by cleaning my room via shoving everything into my closet, the door literally burst off from the pressure. I was in middle school then, still a few years from sharing any…


Vincent Van Gogh and the Beauty of Lent

Among the many lessons my parents have taught me, the one I struggle with most to this day is patience. However, years of being by my father’s side ignited in me a parallel passion for gardening, with a deep love of heirloom varieties and especially growing flowers. Since I could hold a pencil, the flowers…


Welcoming the Revelation of New Beginnings

There is something about a new beginning that resonates deeply with me, especially coming at Epiphany. We celebrate the revelation that this new baby is the manifestation of unconditional love from God, not just for some, but for all. That understanding came with the welcoming of strangers, who followed the call of God represented in…