I first heard Kim's tale through the "Live Through This" project, which tells the stories of suicide attempt survivors.
Kim had been suicidal since she was eight-years-old — four years after she realized she was queer.
"No matter how spiritual and how faith-based and God-fearing I may be, I’m still human," she says.
"And, because I’ve had sex before, it’s not easy to stop.
“My faith is a huge part of my life; it has ironically gotten stronger living in New York,” she remarks.
Growing up, Moore attended church every so often, but wasn’t hyper-religious.
Subtracting the sexual component from a relationship, Moore believes, will lead to a stronger, more honest bond.Though she had dabbled in dating after her "best day" in San Francisco the year before, her relationship with her wife was her first long-term sexual or romantic relationship.Kim says she realizes now that her parents were never as religious as she assumed: When Kim came out to them, they responded with acceptance and support.I think it would be much better for someone who’s never had sex to make the decision not to have sex...It’s 10 times harder in that sense."There is a middle way between evangelism and abandoning faith altogether — one that 29-year-old Emily Maynard knows well.