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Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religions, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. He will also interview spiritual badasses from around the world. Whether you're spiritual or not, come laugh, learn, and make your day more blessed and gay.

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Have a Blessed Gay Tyler Martin

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religions, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. He will also interview spiritual badasses from around the world. Whether you're spiritual or not, come laugh, learn, and make your day more blessed and gay.

Follow Have a Blessed Gay --
Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay
Email: haveablessedgay@gmail.com

Your Host, Tyler Martin --
Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

    Ep. 24 Your Church or Your Child: FreedHearts with Susan Cottrell

    Ep. 24 Your Church or Your Child: FreedHearts with Susan Cottrell

    Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this touching episode, Tyler talks with Susan Cottrell, an international speaker, who you might know from her amazing TEDx Talk that went viral in 2019. Named “Our favorite affirming matriarch” by the Advocate, she is a prominent voice for the LGBTQ+ community. She has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Nightline, and Good Morning America. She is a public theologian, and through her nonprofit organization, FreedHearts, Susan champions the LGBTQ+ community and families with her authentic love; and she challenges Christians to love as the foundation of faith. She spent 20+ years in the non affirming Evangelical church, has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and served as the Vice-President of PFLAG Austin. But she didn’t stop there -- she has written several books, and her newest endeavor is a wonderful podcast called FreedHearts, which is available on all podcast platforms. It is about changing the human conversation on love and inclusion, so if you enjoy her on here, definitely check out her and her hubby Rob on their new podcast.

    This episode also features an excerpt from the new extremely special article for The B Word read by the incredible author herself, actor, professor, and writer Dr. Paige Martin Reynolds. The article, called “Our Sensory Sanctuary,” revolves around the importance of having a space for everyone, including people with certain sensory needs. Paige tells the journey of creating a space for her child who has autism at their church (a sensory room). A very poignant, much needed conversation surrounding inclusion. The entire article is also now available on the Have a Blessed Gay website haveablessedgay.com/thebword. Read it and subscribe to the newsletter to know when new articles drop!

    Guest: Susan Cottrell

    FreedHearts: www.freedhearts.org

    IG/Facebook: @freedhearts

    YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/stcottrell

    TEDx Talk (Why I chose my LGBTQ daughter over the Evangelical Church): www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP01bH9Ljf4

    FreedHearts Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freedhearts/id1533444664

    The B Word:

    www.haveablessedgay.com/thebword

    Our Sensory Sanctuary by Dr. Paige Martin Reynolds

    Website: www.paigemartinreynolds.com/

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    Your Host: Tyler Martin

    Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

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    • 50 min
    Ep. 23 Creation Myths and Stories Part 1 (Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Babylonian)

    Ep. 23 Creation Myths and Stories Part 1 (Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Babylonian)

    Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this fun episode, Tyler examines three creation myths and stories. Some cultures and religions truly believe creation stories as factual accounts of how our universe was created, totally disregarding science. Some people try to marry their creation story with science. Then, of course, there are others who see these as just myths and fantastical stories. But, however you view them, these stories tell a lot about humanity, and we can learn a great deal about society through the mythology...and they're also just cool stories. Tyler dives into the Hindu creation story, the Ancient Babylonian creation story, and the Jewish and/or Christian creation stories...which by the way, did you know there are two contradicting creation stories in the Hebrew and Christian Bible? We’re gonna get into that! So, get ready for some fascinating stories and some new sketch comedy!

    This episode also features a new article for The B Word, the new vertical on the Have a Blessed Gay website for outcasts to share their journeys, ideas, questions, and resources, all to do with religion and spirituality. Toward the end of this episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from Working Toward Liberation by Kent Thomas revolving around Young Life, the collision of activism and white supremacy culture, and the hashtag that created a movement: #DoBetterYoungLife. The full article is now available on haveablessedgay.com/thebword. Read it and subscribe to the newsletter to know when new articles drop!

    The B Word:

    www.haveablessedgay.com/thebword

    Working Toward Liberation by Kent Thomas

    IG: @DoBetter_YoungLife

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    Your Host: Tyler Martin

    Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

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    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386

    Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860

    • 28 min
    Ep. 22 Religious Trauma Surrounding Sexuality: with Casey Tanner

    Ep. 22 Religious Trauma Surrounding Sexuality: with Casey Tanner

    Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler talks with Casey Tanner! Casey is a queer-identified, intersectional sex and relationship therapist who combines evidence-based support with tenderness and levity to create spaces in which people feel seen and understood. Specializing in gender and sexual diversity, Casey partners with individuals, relationships and institutions to expand possibilities for connection & pleasure.

    So many of us, whether we were raised in a religious household or not, have experienced some type of religious sexual trauma, because our society has adopted a ton of religious fear, shame, and guilt surrounding sex. Tyler and Casey discuss types of religious trauma including purity culture, sex education, stereotyping gender roles, perfectionism, using biblical or sacred texts to condemn people, and demanding the forgiveness of abuse. There is a ton to unpack here, so let’s do it together!

    This episode also features a new article for The B Word, the new vertical on the Have a Blessed Gay website for outcasts to share their journeys, ideas, questions, and resources, all to do with religion and spirituality. Toward the end of this episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from The Name of God: A Trans Approach by the author, R Marshall. The full article is now available on haveablessedgay.com/thebword. Read it and subscribe to the newsletter to know when new articles drop!

    Guest: Casey Tanner

    Instagram: @queersextherapy

    The B Word:

    www.haveablessedgay.com/thebword

    The Name of God: A Trans Approach by the author, R Marshall

    Get 10% Off Better Help!

    www.betterhelp.com/blessedgay

    Your Host: Tyler Martin

    Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

    Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out!

    Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay

    www.haveablessedgay.com

    Email: hello@haveablessedgay.com

    U.S. Helplines

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386

    Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860

    • 51 min
    Ep. 21 All Are Welcome (Not Really): How to be active in a church that doesn’t accept you

    Ep. 21 All Are Welcome (Not Really): How to be active in a church that doesn’t accept you

    Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses all things to do with religion and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. If you search online forums regarding women in religion or the LGBTQ+ community in religion, you’ll find a lot people asking questions like, “How can I be active in a church that doesn’t accept me?” This is a very common thread in many marginalized groups, not strictly within Christianity, but within most main world religions. Holy Host, Tyler Martin, examines why someone might participate or want to be involved in a church that is not affirming. To explore these topics, he looks at the megachurch Hillsong and Chick-Fil-A. Sometimes, like much of our country’s discriminatory legislation, bigotry and hate is hidden behind flowery language and the word “welcome.”

    This is also an exciting episode because The B Word launches today, a new vertical on the Have a Blessed Gay website for outcasts to share their journeys, ideas, questions, and resources, all to do with religion and spirituality. You’ll be able to read articles from people of various religions, faiths and spiritual walks of life, who are questioning, daring to be different, and making positive changes in their communities. Toward the end of this episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from the very first article, Reclaiming the Divine Feminine Voice, by the author herself, Kimberly Bryant. The full article is now available on haveablessedgay.com/thebword. Read it and subscribe to the newsletter to know when new articles drop!

    The B Word

    www.haveablessedgay.com/thebword

    Reclaiming the Divine Feminine Voice by Kimberly Bryant

    Get 10% Off Better Help

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    Your Host: Tyler Martin

    Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

    Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out!

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    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386

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    • 39 min
    Ep. 20 Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman: Abby Chava Stein

    Ep. 20 Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman: Abby Chava Stein

    Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler talks with Abby Stein, a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist. She was born and raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Abby was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity -- a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. In 2012, she left the Hasidic world, and In 2015 she came out as a woman of trans experience. Since coming out, she has been working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy. Her story has been covered all over the world, including  in the New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine, and Vogue. She’s also made live appearances on CNN, NBC, ShowTime, and NowThis, just to name a few. Today she lives in New York City, now a graduate of Columbia University, and an English speaker, her 4th language. They chat about her beautiful book, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman, her life while in the Hasidic community, how she creatively rebelled against it until she eventually left, and how she acclimatized to a new life. Please enjoy this awesome discussion!

    Guest: Abby Chava Stein

    Social Media: @abbychavastein

    Website: https://thesecondtransition.blogspot.com/

    Abby’s Book: Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

    Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/becoming-eve-my-journey-from-ultra-orthodox-rabbi-to-transgender-woman/9781580059169

    The Strand: https://www.strandbooks.com/product/9781580059169?title=becoming_eve_my_journey_from_ultraorthodox_rabbi_to_transgender_woman

    Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becoming-eve-abby-chava-stein/1130777534?ean=9781580059169

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    Your Host: Tyler Martin

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    • 42 min
    Ep. 19 They/Them: Reimagining Gender with Dr. Kyl Myers

    Ep. 19 They/Them: Reimagining Gender with Dr. Kyl Myers

    Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses religion and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler talks with Dr. Kyl Myers! Kyl is a sociologist, educator, and globally recognized advocate of gender creative parenting. Kyl’s TEDx talk, Want Gender Equality? Let’s Get Creative, encourages people to rethink childhood gender socialization in an effort to break up the binary before it begins. Kyl is the creator of www.raisingzoomer.com and the @raisingzoomer Instagram account, advocating for letting kids be kids in an environment where everything is for everyone. You can also follow Kyl on their personal Instagram account, @Kyl_Myers, where they provide bite-size gender studies lessons. Kyl has been featured in articles in international media, including New York Magazine, HuffPost UK, and MamaMia. Their first book, Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting just came out on September 8. I got to read the book before the release and I highly recommend it! It was amazing chatting with Kyl about growing up Mormon, gender creative parenting, gender stereotypes, recognizing our own internalized bigotry, and how we can cultivate a more inclusive, empowering world for everyone, including ourselves. I absolutely adore Kyl and I know you will too! Enjoy this awesome discussion!

    Guest: Dr. Kyl Myers

    Instagram: @Kyl_Myers (personal) @raisingzoomer (Gender Creative Parenting)

    Website: www.raisingzoomer.com

    Kyl’s Book: Raising Them

    The Strand: https://www.strandbooks.com/product/9781542003681?title=raising_them_our_adventure_in_gender_creative_parenting

    Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/raising-them-kyl-myers/1134799521?ean=9781542003681

    Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/raising-them-our-adventure-in-gender-creative-parenting/9781542003674

    Kyl’s Ted Talk: Want Gender Equality? Let's Get Creative

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12t7PYilNQQ

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    Your Host: Tyler Martin

    Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

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    Email: haveablessedgay@gmail.com

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    Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860

    • 1 hr

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Are you kidding? This podcast is so GOOD. It’s fun and conversational, but definitely hits some deep notes. Thank you, Tyler, for pouring your heart into this!

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