The Good Lie – New York Times Magazine

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A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were in New York visiting family, friends, and our old stomping grounds. The only thing I brought with me, in terms of my illustration work, was a sketchbook. I decided to take the opportunity to do lots of concept sketching for editorial illustration. I was able to read loads of the New York Times since my father-in-law gets the weekend paper (I just love reading a physical newspaper and relaxing over tea). I came across an article titled Living the Good Lie in the Times Magazine. The article explored a new trend in psychology with regards to people who are gay but who are also deeply Christian. They often struggle when their religious beliefs are equal to or more important than their sexual identity and some psychologists recommend that they stay in the closet in order to live the life that they want to live.