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Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber is an author, artist, activist, and ordained queer clergywoman. She has a Ph.D. in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and is author of seven books that deal with the intersections among gender/sexuality, religion, and the arts. To purchase artwork, books, or to schedule a retreat, workshop, sermon, or lecture, contact her through

Recent Posts

May 10, 2017

The month of May finds those within the Christian tradition solidly within Easter season, reveling in the promise of resurrection, while simultaneously celebrating Mother’s Day.

Apr 13, 2017

Trigger warning: description of addiction and substance abuse

I’ll never forget telling my younger brother that I’m gay. He asked if I was dating anyone. Since he’d recently met the person I was dating, I simply told him who she was. He responded, “Damn, I was planning to ask her out. Well done, Ang.” From there, he became one of my biggest supporters, always quick to correct or call out anyone who said anything disparaging about LGBTQ people.

Mar 13, 2017

Last month, my column focused on the importance of intersectionality within the LGBTQ movement by highlighting the revolutionary work of Sojourner Truth, an escaped slave, abolitionist, and women’s rights activist.

I’d like to continue to press the importance of intersectionality, particularly given our current political state.

Feb 10, 2017

I’ve long held that feminism, in order to be true and engaged and practical, must be intersectional. Such is also the case, I believe, for LGBTQ rights.

The work of justice for queer people must also include justice for other marginalized groups.

Jan 05, 2017

Lilith has been a misunderstood, appropriated, and redeemed woman throughout the ages. Many feminists claim her as an empowering figure in Jewish mythology, with contemporary artists such as Sarah McLachlan, who created the all-women music tour, “Lilith Fair,” reclaiming her story. 

Dec 17, 2016

It’s no secret that the holidays are often a difficult time for queer people. Disproportionately estranged from family means we often must create our own family. While these chosen families can be tremendously life-giving, it’s tough not to long for our families of origin during Christmas time.

Many still in relationship with family are forced to retreat to the closet for fear of safety or exclusion this season.

Dec 01, 2016

Many of the revolutionary women in my Holy Women Icons Project identify as queer in some way. Many are emboldening straight allies. And there are many whose sexuality we know nothing about.

Nov 18, 2016

Trigger Warning: description of depression and suicide

Her name was Emily. 

As a pastor, I was always happy to have someone new visit the congregation. 

So I was particularly thrilled when Emily scheduled a meeting with me after visiting worship for the first time. 

Oct 05, 2016

In the current political climate, many claim that LGBTQ folks have achieved full equality since same-sex marriage was dubbed legal in 2015.


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