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Interfaith conversations deconstructing traditional religious beliefs. A former Orthodox Jew and a Spanish-raised Catholic join forces to fight spiritual violence.
Our nuanced conversations with queer revolutionaries will give you the tools to tear apart binaries and live a meaningful life.

Recent guests include Arlan Hamilton, Mary Lambert, Sushant Divgikar, Rev. Troy Perry, Ryan Cassata & Senator Weinberg.

The Forbidden Apple: LGBTQ+ SPIRITUALITY Pelayo A. Melissa W.

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 68 Ratings

Interfaith conversations deconstructing traditional religious beliefs. A former Orthodox Jew and a Spanish-raised Catholic join forces to fight spiritual violence.
Our nuanced conversations with queer revolutionaries will give you the tools to tear apart binaries and live a meaningful life.

Recent guests include Arlan Hamilton, Mary Lambert, Sushant Divgikar, Rev. Troy Perry, Ryan Cassata & Senator Weinberg.

    “Homosexual” in the bible 1946 with Sharon “Rocky” Roggio

    “Homosexual” in the bible 1946 with Sharon “Rocky” Roggio

    What if the word homosexual was never meant to be in the bible?
    Sharon Rocky Roggio, producer and director of the documentary film 1946 joins us to discuss the film that chronicles how the misuse of a single word changed the course of modern history.

    Rocky also shares her personal struggle and her complex relationship with her dad, a conservative pastor, and her hope that this film heals pain for LGBTQ folks.

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    • 28 min
    Taking Drag to Church: with Penny Cost

    Taking Drag to Church: with Penny Cost

    Penny Cost, a drag queen in the process of getting ordained by the Methodist Church, shares how her ordination has caused “chaos” in the church. While she has received support from her church she has also received backlash from conservative Methodists.

    Penny Cost wants to use drag and carnivalesque performance to transform the church into a more accepting and welcoming space for LGBT folks.


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    • 42 min
    Affirming LGBTQ youth with Ross Murray

    Affirming LGBTQ youth with Ross Murray

    Ross Murray from GLAAD, Yass, Jesus! podcast and the Naming Project is back on the pod! His new book ”Made, Known, Loved” shows congregations how to create a program that affirms LGBTQ youth. How can we transform religious spaces into more welcoming environments and guide future leaders? Listen to find out!

    Order this important book. Find it anywhere you buy your books and on www.rossmurray.org 
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    • 34 min
    Comedy for social change with Carolyn Bergier

    Comedy for social change with Carolyn Bergier

    Today are joined by our favorite comedian Carolyn Bergier host of the podcast "Dyking Out". We discuss all things comedy: The limits, the pitfalls, and how smart comedy can be used for social change. Carolyn breaks down how to broach difficult topics with humor. Listen for a good time and expert advice.

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    • 39 min
    On the Catholic Church statement on Same-Sex Unions (BONUS)

    On the Catholic Church statement on Same-Sex Unions (BONUS)

    Pelayo brings you a rant on the Catholic Church statement on same-sex unions and their impossibility to bless them. 

    An answer to their "unjust discriminations" and being "unable to bless sin".

    This statement comes shortly after Pope Francis mentioning homosexuals are children of God and have a right to a family,

    If you have enjoyed this feel free to check out Pelayo's channel www.youtube.com/pelayoaf




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    • 3 min
    Time for a religious reformation with Rev Liz Edman

    Time for a religious reformation with Rev Liz Edman

    Your hosts are joined by Rev. Liz Edman, queer priest, and author of “Queer Virtue”, to discuss the latest statement from the Vatican on Same-sex Unions.
    Liz explains the cycle of reformation of religious institutions every 500 years and shares her personal experience on creating change within orthodox institutions.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Mariana_14 ,

Religion+LGBTQ

Excellent, insightful discussions! I always love podcasts where one can share perspectives and find common experiences. It is important to dig deep and see how one can practice spirituality while being part of the LGBTQ community. Faith is a tricky subject specifically in the context of LGBTQ, but this podcast gives forth a platform where you can voice your deeper understanding and critiques of the intersection of religion + LGBTQ.

Hello! Jamal's here. ,

Take a bite, take a bite...

I've learned so much listening to this podcast. I'm coming into my own spiritually, and have had a bumpy relationship with religion as a whole. The Forbidden Apple podcast has helped me learn about other queer experiences with religion and spirituality, and have opened my eyes (and ears) to so much. I've been keeping up with this podcast since Summer 2020, and it has definitely helped my healing around religious topics (as they relate to my life). Keep up this beautiful work, Pelayo and Melissa! Much love, Jamal - Thanks for Coming Podcast

Abbie_ G ,

Really great experience listening

This is amazing! As a queer person trying to figure out my faith/spirituality and hearing the latest episode on astrology was really eye opening in understanding my own experiences and navigating that.

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