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Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he and his spiritual badass guests take you on a journey to critically discuss religion, spirituality, & social issues from an outcast’s perspective…with a big splash of comedy. Whether you're spiritual or not, come laugh, learn, & make your day more blessed & gay!

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he and his spiritual badass guests take you on a journey to critically discuss religion, spirituality, & social issues from an outcast’s perspective…with a big splash of comedy. Whether you're spiritual or not, come laugh, learn, & make your day more blessed & gay!

Follow on social media --
Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay
www.haveablessedgay.com
Email: hello@haveablessedgay.com

Your Host, Tyler Martin --
Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

    Ep. 27 Inclusion in Prayer, Rituals, and Tradition with Rabbi Denise L. Eger

    Ep. 27 Inclusion in Prayer, Rituals, and Tradition with Rabbi Denise L. Eger

    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. This week, Tyler chats Rabbi Denise L. Eger, an incredible activist, author, proud lesbian, and inspiring Rabbi. Throughout her rabbinical career, she has worked extensively to include and uplift the LGBTQ+ community, she has worked tirelessly with and for people with AIDS, she was the first openly LGBTQ+ President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis which is the largest organization of Rabbis in the world, she’s also the past President of the Southern California Board of Rabbis (being the first woman and openly gay person to do that), and a past President of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis. But get this, she officiated the very first US same-sex marriage in L.A. County in 2008. What they primarily discussed was her groundbreaking new book: Mishkan Ga'avah: Where Pride Dwells: A Celebration of LGBTQ Jewish Life and Ritual. It is an absolutely gorgeous book filled with prayers, rituals, history, and traditions that actually include the LGBTQ+ community. There is no other religious denomination that has published a book of queer prayers as part of its primary liturgy. Along with her book, they also talk about inclusivity, tolerance vs. acceptance, seeking activism as a faith leader, and how to make our holidays more inclusive, right now, but also year round. Enjoy this inspiring discussion!

    Guest: Rabbi Denise L. Eger

    Twitter: @deniseeger

    Instagram: @rabbideniseeger

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/rabbideniseeger

    Website/Blog: https://rabbieger.com/

    Congregation: https://www.kol-ami.org/

    Where Pride Dwells (Book): www.amazon.com/Mishkan-Gaavah-Where-Pride-Dwells/dp/0881233587/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=where+pride+dwells&qid=1606206058&sr=8-1

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    • 52 min
    Ep. 26 The Gospel of Eve with Rachel Mann

    Ep. 26 The Gospel of Eve with Rachel Mann

    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. This week, Tyler chats with Rachel Mann, a priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in Manchester, UK. Author of 11 books, her writing has been shortlisted in the international Michael Ramsey Prize for theology, and highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prizes. Her bestselling memoir of growing up trans, ‘Dazzling Darkness’ has just come out in a second edition, and her newest book, The Gospel of Eve, is published in hardback, kindle and audiobook and available wherever books are sold. So, definitely check it out! It was such a blast talking with Rachel and we got into a ton of topics, including the idea of rebelling within religion, what a “calling” is, and the actual real-life Gospel of Eve. Yes, there was an actual Gospel called the Gospel of Eve that was considered for the New Testament when it was being constructed...and you shall find out in this conversation why it was most likely not included.

    Guest: Rachel Mann

    rachelmann.co.uk/

    The Gospel of Eve (Novel): www.amazon.com/Gospel-Eve-Rachel-Mann-ebook/dp/B08L3JYP3S/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1604984747&sr=8-1

    Social Media: @revrachelmann

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    • 51 min
    Ep. 25 Tarot 101 with Kevin Garcia (Plus a Tarot Card Reading)

    Ep. 25 Tarot 101 with Kevin Garcia (Plus a Tarot Card Reading)

    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 halloween-themed episode, Tyler talks with Kevin Garcia, a digital pastor, creative mystic, public theologian and intuitive soul coach who uses Tarot in their spiritual practices. They talk all about Tarot, break it down, and toward the end of the discussion, Kevin gives Tyler his very first Tarot Card reading! It’s not simply hocus pocus, Tarot has a long history of being used as a sacred ritual practice to enhance spirituality. They also talk about spells, witchcraft, and manifesting positive energy. If you are looking for a new ritual, interested in Tarot, or would like to have a few laughs, come on, you goblins, and enjoy this exciting episode! Happy Halloween! 

    If you would like to listen to Kevin's pre-Tarot Reading guided meditation, consisting of breath work and releasing tension, head to www.haveablessedgay.com/episodes/tarot-101-with-kevin-garcia 

    Guest: Kevin Garcia

    www.thekevingarcia.com

    Bad Theology Kills (Book): www.thekevingarcia.com/book

    Social Media: @thekevingarcia

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    Your Host: Tyler Martin

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    • 45 min
    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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    • 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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    • 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

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    Your Host: Tyler Martin

    Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin

    Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out!

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    Email: hello@haveablessedgay.com

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    • 51 min

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