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Named one of the 12 Best LGBTQ Podcasts of 2020 by “O: The Oprah Magazine.” How might we live better as queer people of faith? Matthias Roberts brings together theologians, psychologists, poets, thinkers, and change makers for conversations around belief and being.

Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being Matthias Roberts

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 33 Ratings

Named one of the 12 Best LGBTQ Podcasts of 2020 by “O: The Oprah Magazine.” How might we live better as queer people of faith? Matthias Roberts brings together theologians, psychologists, poets, thinkers, and change makers for conversations around belief and being.

    Maddie Zahm is an Empty Canvas

    Maddie Zahm is an Empty Canvas

    For Maddie Zahm, there's nothing more powerful than writing songs that scare her. On her debut EP You Might Not Like Her, the Boise-bred singer/songwriter intimately documents the massive upheaval she's experienced over the last year: a life-changing journey that includes leaving the stifling church community where she long served as a worship leader, moving to Los Angeles and coming out as queer.
    With equal parts raw vulnerability and undeniable strength -- first glimpsed on her viral hit single "Fat Funny Friend" which has achieved over 30 million streams -- Maddie opens up about her personal trauma, her sexuality, and her relationship with her body, embracing the kind of unapologetic yet compassionate truth-telling that's transformative for artist and audience alike.


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    • 42 min
    Fr. Shannon TL Kearns on His Trans Journey with Scripture

    Fr. Shannon TL Kearns on His Trans Journey with Scripture

    Shannon TL Kearns is a transgender man who believes in the transformative power of story. As an ordained priest, a playwright, a theologian, and a writer all of his work revolves around making meaning through story. He's the co-founder of QueerTheology.com and the podcast Queer Theology and his new book “In The Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture” released last week
    Shannon is a recipient of the Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship in 20/21 and he was a Lambda Literary Fellow for 2019 and a Finnovation Fellow for 2019/2020. He is a sought-after speaker on transgender issues and religion as well as a skilled facilitator of a variety of workshops. His work with Brian G. Murphy at QueerTheology.com has reached more than a million people all over the world through videos, articles, online courses, and community
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    Fr. Shannon's WebsiteQueer TheologyIn the Margins Book

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    • 47 min
    Mace Mooney Believes the Kids are All Right

    Mace Mooney Believes the Kids are All Right

    Mace Mooney is a psychotherapist in training and a leader with Affirming Youth Ministries (AYM), a nonprofit dedicated to ministering to LGBTQIA+ youth and those that love them in the name of radical inclusion, authenticity, and God’s expansive love. They’re the cohost of the podcast, No Small Thing which invites folks to live less certain and more curious lives. Today, we're chatting about their work with AYM and what we can learn about living a more curious, less certain life.
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    Affirming Youth MinistriesNo Small Thing PodcastThe Artist's Way

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    • 45 min
    Dianna Anderson on Being Nonbinary in a World of Dichotomies

    Dianna Anderson on Being Nonbinary in a World of Dichotomies

    Dianna Anderson is a nonbinary, queer writer based in Minneapolis, MN. They are the author of several books, including Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity and Problematic: How Toxic Callout Culture is Destroying Feminism.
    Dianna’s newest book, In Transit: Being Non-Binary In A World of Dichotomies, is out today! It’s an exploration of what it means to be non-binary in a world that genders everything, down to the very words we use. They start off exploring the long history of non-binary people, and then they tease out where non-binary identities fit within the idea of transgender identity, exploring what they all mean in a cisnormative society.
    They hold a Master's in English from Baylor University and a Master's in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. When not working on books, Dianna is a grant writer and non-profit development professional. They live with two cats, Minerva and Tonks.
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    Dianna's WebsiteIn Transit on Bookshop.org

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    • 44 min
    Lucy Dacus is Still Figuring It Out

    Lucy Dacus is Still Figuring It Out

    Lucy Dacus is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and author from Richmond, VA. She has released three studio albums including 2021’s highly lauded Home Video, which earned rave reviews from global outlets such as Variety,The Guardian, NPR, Rolling Stone and many more. In 2018, Dacus created the collaborative supergroup boygenius with close friends Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers. Their debut EP was one of the most talked about releases of 2018, landing on nearly every notable “Best Music of the Year” list. Today, she talks about growing up in church and how she doesn't have things figured out yet.
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    Lucy's WebsiteLucy on Instagram

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    • 39 min
    Edafe Okporo Sought Asylum

    Edafe Okporo Sought Asylum

    Edafe Okporo is a global gay rights activist, the founder of Refuge America, and one of the country’s most visible voices on the issue of displacement, leading an organization with a vision to “strengthen the US as a place of welcome for LGBTQ displaced people.” He was born in Warri, Nigeria, and migrated to the United States in 2016 as an asylum seeker and is now a refugee of the United States. Edafe is among the inaugural winners of the David Prize, which honors individuals with bold visions for creating a better and brighter New York City. He is also a Logo 30 Honoree. 
    His new book, Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto is a poignant, moving memoir and urgent call to action for immigration justice. The book imagines a future where immigrants and asylees are treated with fairness, transparency, and compassion.
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    Edafe's WebsiteAsylum: A Memoir & ManifestoRefuge AmericaDetain and Punish by Carl Lindskoog

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Ess_25 ,

Transformative

Though I am deeply spiritual, I have been resistant to engaging with the Christian community because of a lifetime of religious trauma. This podcast has been incredibly healing to me. I am amazed at the diverse people who open up about their personal faith journeys. The fact that so many of them choose to participate in Christian communities, while holding an untraditional belief system, brings hope that I can find my own community of like-minded faithful humans. Matthias is funny, kind and a delight to listen to. Thank you so much for being willing to engage in the most difficult topics with openness and authenticity.

ProfMcGonagall ,

Oh So True!

Enormous gratitude to this podcast. Positive and healthy at all levels of its being. Encouraging with a balanced and healthy theology expressing and encouraging a balanced and healthy sexuality... did you know the two are inseparable? Theology and Sexuality, I mean. If you don’t know this, then listen here. If you do know this, well listen here for more of the same. Thank you for your work Matthias!

BethHynes ,

Much needed

This podcast has so many important conversations around sexuality, identity, and faith. It’s so important to hear these voices and conversations in our faith community. I love it!

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