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July 14, 2009


A. Latham Staples

I'm proud of all that you are doing and know you'll influence many along the way!


i think i know a little about where you are coming from clayton. it was my own spiritual (christian) devotion that forced me to acknowledge my own transsexualism and do something positive about it....that is, take it out to the woods. the little boy is right, i am the one who is different out here, God really is everywhere. it's me who hears Him more clearly out of my own little comfort zone.

many people don't understand at all when i say the catalyst for my transition from terrified and miserable man to full and blossoming woman was God. it was He who insisted i come out here to the woods where i could be closer to Him...He could never get any closer to me.

i'm glad you are listening to God's call. giving up everything is not a price you are paying, not a sacrifice...but a wonderful blessing. now you will have room to accumulate those things God wants you to have instead of the things you want to have. for a transsexual that's what it put everything on the block...protect and defend nothing...give it all up and start fresh with only what God thinks you need. somehow He has a special insight into what you really need and will never leave you wanting. when your work is His work it will be done.

Go with Him. much love and hope. pj Founder, Clayton Gibson

Thank you, PJ!

Ryan and Julie R

Clayton, if you ever need a place to stay in the Dallas area you are always welcome. We have a guest bedroom, bathroom, and pool to make your stay more comfortable.


How wonderful! I applaud your vision--and your guts! And I totally get your quote about the woods; that's exactly how I feel. Best wishes and I look forward to updates and hearing more about your new endeavor.

Kittredge Cherry

Clayton, My prayers and best wishes go with you on your journey. I will contribute by continuing to post here at the Gay Spirituality blog.

I can’t help remembering Jesus’ words when he sent the Twelve off to teach and heal in God’s name:

He told them, "Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them." (Luke 9:3-5)

Thank you for everything you do for us, the MyOutSpirit community of transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay, intersex, queer sisters and brothers!


"shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them." oh, kitt...what a powerful metaphore that is. on the surface it seems to reek of indignation but just under that rough surface it speaks more of dignity itself. as Christ Himself shook to galalean dust from His feet after His message fell on the deaf ears of His breathern there He didn't do so with indignation, He did so with love and with compassion. He gave His testimony against them, then forgave them and with a dignity most of us can only imagine went on with His mission.

i'm reminded by your words from scripture of the many places our brothers and sisters with soulforce have left...shaking the dust from their feet, enduring all the indignities of so many they minister to with dignity that can only be given by our God...our Lord and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

as clayton goes off into the woods, it's true...i'm so sure we'll see where the T/two sets of footprints have paused...shook off the dust and moved on...leaving that sacred dust in the wake and in the air.

much love and hope. pj


God bless you. If you need a place to stay in Southwestern Washington State let me know. My husband and I actually live in the woods!


Hi Clayton,
Have only just caught up with this - thanks for all you do with this fabulous site - have a great adventure, and should you manage it on your journey and find yourself in New Zealand, there's a room here for you. Go well, with blessings and prayers.

Tom Cummiskey

A true missionary in the very best sense of the word! You're taking a necessary yet heroic step--as you know.
We will do something here in Charlotte for Coming Out Spiritually! We attend a former Southern Baptist Church which is very open and affirming. There is also a burgeoning group of gay spirit folk forming in our midst, so something will happen.
Blessings and peace on your journey and if you're in the Queen City, please stop are always welcome.


I love dogs and your dog is just so wonderful, it looks so pretty!!!


really, I used to have one very similar to yours but he died!!
So I bought a French poodle!!

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