Andrew Atherstone writes: In a remarkable symbiosis, two new autobiographies have hit the shelves from two of the Church of England’s most prominent LGBT campaigners, published within a fortnight of each other. Although born a decade apart – Jayne Ozanne in 1968 and Vicky Beeching in 1979 – their stories have coalesced and display striking parallels. Both were nurtured within charismatic evangelicalism, both experienced deep psychological trauma partly as a result of their conflicted sexuality, and both made a splash in the national press when they first ‘came out’, Vicky in August 2014 and Jayne in February 2015.
Psephizo blog. 9 July 2018