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Blog Dec, 20, 2013
Where Were You? A Call For Accompaniment

This month I released a video of a spoken word poem entitled “Where Were You?” that I wrote and published this past April. I wrote the piece after sitting through a homophobic conference presented by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Blog Dec, 04, 2013
PFLAG: A Spiritual Experience

Rejection, shame, and loneliness are common feelings many of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community have experienced, especially after coming out. These are feelings we have encountered from people’s reactions in our churches, families, and circles of friends. What would be the opposite?

Blog Nov, 01, 2013
All Saints Day: Why We Need LGBT Saints

LGBT saints are important because people are searching for alternative ways to lead loving lives. Churches have tried to control people by burying queer history. The LGBT saints show us not only their place in history, but also our place—because we are all saints who are meant to embody love. We can tap into the energy of our ancestors in faith.

Blog Oct, 24, 2013
How To Be A Trans* Ally

My feelings about “allies” to the transgender community are complicated. Sometimes this "ally" concept seems really powerful to me, and other times, it just seems like another shallow label.

Sometimes the way we talk about "allies" feels insightful and important. Sometimes our language feels rigid and inadequate.

Blog Oct, 22, 2013
Steadfast Love

“I’m going to love you till I don’t love you no more…” So sang a song from the speakers in The Sports Connection, my gym when I lived in West Hollywood.

Blog Aug, 30, 2013
How Can Our Churches be Safe Havens for Transgender People?

Image via Mary Button's Stations of the Cross—outdated terminology reflects a banner from a 1998 vigil for Rita Hester, a transgender woman murdered in Allston, MA. The outpouring of grief and anger over Hester's death inspired the founding of the International Transge

Blog Aug, 26, 2013
Love Makes A Marriage Holy

I spent last year teaching ethics at a community college in rural East Tennessee. I divided the semester not chronologically, but philosophically. The first half of the class posed the question, “How should I act?” The second half asked, “How should I be?” The division is one between ethics of conduct and ethics of virtue.

Blog Jul, 26, 2013
Introducing A Baptist Resource On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

There are many reasons I remain Baptist, despite having to always explain myself to those who fail to see the fit between my identifications as a queer person and a Baptist minister. “Well, I’m probably not the kind of Baptist you imagine,” I say.

Blog Jul, 25, 2013
I Am Gay Jesus: A Movement Empowered By Love

The play Corpus Christi is Terrence McNally’s visionary depiction of the Passion Play told through the lens of a young, gay Jesus.

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