COVID-19 Update:

Amber Cantorna is continuing to accept virtual speaking requests during this time of social distancing. To submit a request, please visit the Contact page.

Amber is also fully vaccinated and is cautiously beginning to accept in-person speaking requests for dates after August 1st, 2021.

Note: All in-person requests will be taken into consideration in conjunction with the ever-evolving status of our global health crisis. Any in-person events will require a conversation in advance about the protective COVID procedures being implemented in effort to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time!
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing more of you again in the near future!


“As a hospital chaplain working primarily within our secure adult psychiatric units, I often encounter LGBTQ+ persons who have suffered deep spiritual wounds from their families and faith communities. Usually, I meet them in the aftermath of a suicide attempt. I have found Amber’s books to be sources of deep healing and affirmation-especially in sorting out voices of rejection and shame from God’s own expansive, utterly inclusive and loving embrace.”

– Chaplain Tami Terpstra, MDiv, Colorado

“Amber lives her message. That message includes truth and love. Amber’s work is an excellent resource for all affirming families, but especially for young people who are navigating the process of sharing their story.”

–Dr. Cheryl Groves, Texas

“As a young adult who identifies as gay and who was raised in the conservative Christian church, I’ve gained so much insight and peace through finding Amber Cantorna’s work. Many have tried to convince me that I have to choose between God and accepting myself as a gay woman. Amber has been a fervent voice in my life pleading against this, insisting that my love for God, self, and others can coexist. Thank you, Amber, for speaking boldly and for bravely sharing your story in ‘Refocusing My Family.’ Your honesty and sincerity have helped propel me forward in this healing journey.”

-Hannah, Southern California

“I so appreciate Amber’s honesty, her ongoing faith journey, and her willingness to support LGBTQ families. I am a supportive mother of a wonderful gay son and Amber has given me strength.”

-Gill, New Zealand

“Amber’s books, ‘Unashamed’ and ‘Refocusing My Family’ were the best books I bought last year. They helped me realize that I should not be ashamed or scared of how God made me, and that I can hold my head up high and be proud to be an LGBTQ Christian. I have recommended her books numerous times because it’s helped me so much.”

-Jessie, Washington State

“When I think of Amber’s input into my life and the valuable resources she has created, I am immensely thankful. I draw strength and wisdom from Amber’s journey, especially the fact that she has chosen to stay true to herself and is helping people like me to do the same, even when it’s difficult. Your value is immeasurable Amber. I’m so grateful for you.”

-Sam, South Africa


2021 Events

07.22.21 – Baptist News Global Writing Workshop for Clemons Fellows (Private Event)

09.02.21-09.5.21 – Wild Goose, Hot Springs, NC

09.23.21-09.26.21 – Cultivating Community Retreat, Copper Mountain, CO (Private Event) 

11.07.21 Central Avenue Church, 11:00am PST

05.12.22 White Chapel UMC’s LGBTQ Support and Education Group (Virtual Event)

Please check back soon for additional 2022 Virtual and In-Person

Speaking Engagements and Events.


Amber’s expertise has led her to speak across the country at various conferences, Fortune 500 companies, universities, non-profit organizations, and churches. If you would like to schedule Amber Cantorna to speak at one of your upcoming events, or if you would like to host an Unashamed event or workshop, please go to the Contact page and submit a request!