Tamára Lunardo

Author & Editor



May 2014



  • http://www.eloranicole.com/ elora nicole ramirez

    Standing up and cheering. I love you so much. SO MUCH.

    • TamaraOutLoud

      That means so much. SO MUCH.

  • http://www.leighkramer.com/ Leigh Kramer

    So freaking proud of you, I can’t stand it. xo

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thank you, friend!

  • Dan McM

    Wow. If you’re saying what I think you’re saying, you can color me surprised! (didn’t see this coming… not at all.)

    I hope you continue to find joy, happiness and freedom in everything you do. I also hope writing the 2nd book doesn’t drag you through nearly as much mud as the last book did!

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thanks, Dan. I think the last book dragged me through some really hard stuff so that I could get to the place of freedom I’m in now. And that freedom is allowing me to tell this next story.

      • Dan McM

        “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Sometimes people have a hard time recognizing the Spirit’s work in someone else’s life when that working doesn’t tie in with how they expect God to work things out. I’m glad you are experiencing that freedom.

  • danmbob

    So this is you coming out?

    • TamaraOutLoud

      I’ve mentioned it here and there, but if this is the first you’ve heard of it, then yes, I suppose this is a coming out for book 2.

      Also I’m gay.

      • Eric Weiss

        Sexual Fluidity in Women, by Lisa Diamond. Fascinating. PDF online: http://ddanne.lima-city.de/Sexual_Fluidity.pdf

      • Eric Weiss

        Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire. Fascinating. PDF online:

        • TamaraOutLoud

          Sexual fluidity is such an interesting concept. Growing up in a world that dichotomized it, I had no idea there was any other way to understand sexuality– when I began reading things like this, it helped so much in making sense of how I felt.

  • Justin

    Always have been proud to call you my big sister. Always will.
    Love, Pots

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Love you, baby brother.

  • Megg Clement

    Love you. So proud of you!

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thank you, Sissy! You are a mighty ally in a tiny frame. xo

  • Julie

    Some people would escape, hide, deny…you chose to stay, seek, and accept. You courageously dove in to write the book you needed to write, deal with the pain of the past, reveal others’ stories, forgive, discover and accept who you are, and move forward to embrace the new life God has in store for you.

    I know that this journey has not been easy. Those things that force us to change and grow rarely are.

    Because you have trusted in The Lord – and because God gave you a fierce spirit, keen intellect, and a tender and open heart – you have grown deeper in your understanding of who you are and where you are headed. May God continue to direct your path, and reveal His truth, beauty, peace and joy in your life.

    “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”

    I love you and I am proud of you. Can’t wait to hear about the next book!

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thank you, Mom, for being with me all the way. xo

  • ironicmom

    I adored you then. I adore you know. 🙂

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Same. xo

  • http://bornagainjen.wordpress.com/ Born Again Jen

    Steve Chalke wrote a great paper on homosexuality and Christianity. You’ve probably read it already, but I thought I’d give it a mention. Please Tamara – help us navigate through fear and into a deeper intimacy with Christ. It’s much appreciated. And remember that “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world”. God bless you, dear one. I know He has and is and will continue to do so.

    • TamaraOutLoud

      I don’t think I’ve read Steve’s piece, though I’ve heard of it. “Torn,” by Justin Lee was really helpful, though, too. And you’ve hit it– we have to navigate through fear if we want a deeper relationship with God. That’s a huge part of what this book will be about.

      • http://intelligentanderuditejew.blogspot.co.uk/ Hannah

        Sadly, I’ve heard that Steve Chalke’s charity, Oasis, has been expelled from the [British] ‘Evangelical Alliance’ as a result of his views on Same sex marriage -http://www.oasisuk.org/article.aspx?menuId=34770

  • Alise

    I am so proud of you. Honesty is hard and fear is a great deterrent from getting that truth out. Refusing to bow to fear doesn’t mean that it’s not there, but when it doesn’t get to win – that’s huge. So much love to you.

    • TamaraOutLoud

      You’re right– it’s not that the fear isn’t there; it’s that we can choose not to bow to it.

  • Barbara Luehring

    Since you were such an amazing person when you felt you could not be completely you, the possiblitiies are endless now that you have given yourself the freedom to be truly who God designed you to be.

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thank you, Barbara. That’s what I’m feeling– freedom. It’s scary, but it’s really, really good.

  • Heather Kopp

    Tamara, I don’t think I’ve commented before , but just have to tell you how brave and amazing I think you are. I can’t wait to read what you write next. Sending hugs from Colorado.

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thank you so much, Heather.

  • alexandra

    You are bringing light to so many. The healing power of having a voice. It changes lives.

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thank you, Alexandra. I hope so, I really do.

  • http://intelligentanderuditejew.blogspot.co.uk/ Hannah

    A Christian friend recommended this blog- love it. Hugs and kisses for coming out LOUD! XX

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Welcome, Hannah. The funny thing is, this blog has been called Tamára Out Loud for 4 years– and it’s only becoming more fitting. 🙂

      • http://intelligentanderuditejew.blogspot.co.uk/ Hannah

        Hi Tamara,
        Thanks for the welcome, look forward to contributing here.

  • http://karenhammons.org/ Karen Hammons

    So very proud of you for pushing through the fear!! Nothing but love from me to you. XO

    • TamaraOutLoud

      Thank you, Karen! Great to see you here again!

  • TamaraOutLoud

    Yeah, I’ve basically had it with the evangelical church. Thank God that’s not the only place He dwells. 🙂

    • Eric Weiss

      So where have you two planted yourselves (non)denominationally?

      • TamaraOutLoud

        We’re at a Methodist church where we feel welcome as a couple. It feels like a good place to be for now, sort of a nice meeting ground of our different denominational backgrounds.

        • Eric Weiss

          How interesting. We coincidentally just found out about a nearby (less than 6 miles) Methodist Church that’s open and affirming, which we may visit. 🙂

  • Russel Ray Photos

    Ah, yes, fear. Kept me in the closet until I was 38, and then I had to let go of my homophobic and unsupportive Mormon and Catholic relatives in order to free myself.

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