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Out Loud: LGBT Stories of Faith

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Out Loud: LGBT Stories of Faith
Out Loud: LGBT Stories of Faith

Out Loud: LGBT Stories of Faith

Greg Thompson

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LGBTQIA+ individuals tell their stories about faith, community, and the divine, hosted by Greg Thompson.

Latest Episodes

206: Emily Joy and Deconstructing Purity Culture

Emily Joy is a poet, writer, and yoga teacher here in Nashville. She identifies as an embodied justice enthusiast which she describes as helping others make peace with their bodies. With an extensive online following, Emily co-founded the #churchtoo hashtag alongside Hannah Paasch, to address sexual abuse in church settings. Emily was raised in the fundamentalist evangelical church and identifies as gay with the gender pronouns she/her/hers. Together, we discuss the fluidity of understanding her faith and sexuality and not sticking to just one category, as well as the impact purity culture has had in her life, her work to give voice to issues of sexual abuse in church settings, and the healing that has come from telling her own story to her followers. We talk a lot about impurity culture on this episode. I'll let Emily Joy explain that as, "abstinence untilheterosexual, monogamous marriage — or else. … Secondary characteristics of purity culture often include an emphasis on male leadership, modesty in clothing for women, and eschewing common ways of dating." (Source: Scarleteen.com) Connect with Emily at emilyjoypoetry.com and on Instagram @emilyjoypoetry. Also, check out the Twitter thread where she shared her own story that sparked the #churchtoo hashtag. You can also learn more about how #churchtoo came into being on her website. And follow her latest work, "Impurity Culture" on Twitter @impurityculture. Connect with Out Loud! For more info about the show visit outloudstories.com. Follow @outloudstories on Facebook and Instagram. Join our mailing list for updates when new episodes drop. Or become a Patron to help offset production costs for this season. This concludes Season 2! Look for more episodes soon, and thanks everyone who has helped support the production of the show. Got questions or other ideas while we're on break? Let us know at outloudstaff@gmail.com. Music:Acoustic Meditation 2byAudionautixis licensed under aCreative Commons Attributionlicense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

56 MIN3 weeks ago
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206: Emily Joy and Deconstructing Purity Culture

205: Damien-Pascal Domenack and Hope Outside Christianity

Damien-Pascal Domenack is originally from Peru, and grew up in Southern CA raised in the Foursquare evangelical faith tradition. He eventually found himself in Nashville for his Masters of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School concentrating in Latin American Studies, Religion and the Arts, as well as Gender and Sexuality studies. Damien is a founding member of The Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice in New York City, and collectively organized the first ever Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice in New York.Damien has also worked in the Hospitality Industry for 15 years, from the Gramercy Park hotel restaurant in New York to a spot I love to visit called Pinewood Social here in Nashville. Damien identifies as queer and his gender pronouns are he/him/his. From helping form a church as a child, to finding church in queer activist spaces as an adult, Damien finds hope in places both religious and secular. He reflects on his Afro-Peruvian heritage and embodied memory which has become the focus of his studies of Peruvian culture and how dance has been a form of worship for centuries and continues to be today. Connect with Damien on Instagram @damienpascal. We discuss the difference between "queer" and "bi/pan/fluid" at the top of the show. Here are some definitions to help from the Human Rights Campaign.Queer: A term people often use to express fluid identities and orientations. Often used interchangeably with "LGBTQ."Bi: Emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree.Pan: Describes someone who has the potential foremotional, romantic or sexual attractionto people of any genderthough not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree.And being "fluid" recognizes that your attractions and orientation may change. We also discuss different religious practices, like Santería, an originally African religion, and the Foursquare Church which developed out of mission-work abroad and evangelism in the US. -- Connect with Out Loud! For more info about the show visit outloudstories.com. Follow @outloudstories on Facebook and Instagram. Join our mailing list for updates when new episodes drop. Or become a Patron to help offset production costs for this season. Music:Acoustic Meditation 2byAudionautixis licensed under aCreative Commons Attributionlicense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

58 MINJUN 13
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205: Damien-Pascal Domenack and Hope Outside Christianity

204: Live at Vanderbilt

Recorded live at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN, just last month, we reconnect with season 1 guests, Zack Eccleston, Maria Michonski, and Lee Catoe, about the importance of storytelling for LGBTQIA+ people of faith. Hearing their voices again was a reminder that our stories are never completely finished. We catch up with where they have been since their episodes from 2018, how telling their story on the show impacted them, and how they view their faith and their communities today. Connect with the panel and listen to their original episodes:Zack Eccleston (@zackleston), Episode 101/ Maria Michonski (@mini_michonski),Episode 102/ Lee Catoe (@locatoe), Episode 105 We mentioned a few resources throughout the episode, including Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians by Amber Cantorna and The Reformation Project by Matthew Vines. Also mentioned was the story of Jesus healing the Gerasene Demoniac (Mark 5:1-20). Connect with Out Loud! For more info about the show visit outloudstories.com. Follow @outloudstories on Facebook and Instagram. Join our mailing list for updates when new episodes drop. Or become a Patron to help offset production costs for this season. --- Recorded Live at the Vanderbilt Divinity School Arts Room:Sound Assistance (Dave Perkins, Will Potter, Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning)Event Setup (Katie Minnis, Nate Partee),Food & Drink (Al's Pub) Narrative Theology #1 used with permission of Pádraig Ó Tuama. Found inReadings from the Book of Exile,Pádraig Ó Tuama(Canterbury Press, 2012). Acoustic Meditation 2byAudionautixis licensed under aCreative Commons Attributionlicense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

59 MINMAY 9
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204: Live at Vanderbilt

Latest Episodes

206: Emily Joy and Deconstructing Purity Culture

Emily Joy is a poet, writer, and yoga teacher here in Nashville. She identifies as an embodied justice enthusiast which she describes as helping others make peace with their bodies. With an extensive online following, Emily co-founded the #churchtoo hashtag alongside Hannah Paasch, to address sexual abuse in church settings. Emily was raised in the fundamentalist evangelical church and identifies as gay with the gender pronouns she/her/hers. Together, we discuss the fluidity of understanding her faith and sexuality and not sticking to just one category, as well as the impact purity culture has had in her life, her work to give voice to issues of sexual abuse in church settings, and the healing that has come from telling her own story to her followers. We talk a lot about impurity culture on this episode. I'll let Emily Joy explain that as, "abstinence untilheterosexual, monogamous marriage — or else. … Secondary characteristics of purity culture often include an emphasis on male leadership, modesty in clothing for women, and eschewing common ways of dating." (Source: Scarleteen.com) Connect with Emily at emilyjoypoetry.com and on Instagram @emilyjoypoetry. Also, check out the Twitter thread where she shared her own story that sparked the #churchtoo hashtag. You can also learn more about how #churchtoo came into being on her website. And follow her latest work, "Impurity Culture" on Twitter @impurityculture. Connect with Out Loud! For more info about the show visit outloudstories.com. Follow @outloudstories on Facebook and Instagram. Join our mailing list for updates when new episodes drop. Or become a Patron to help offset production costs for this season. This concludes Season 2! Look for more episodes soon, and thanks everyone who has helped support the production of the show. Got questions or other ideas while we're on break? Let us know at outloudstaff@gmail.com. Music:Acoustic Meditation 2byAudionautixis licensed under aCreative Commons Attributionlicense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

56 MIN3 weeks ago
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206: Emily Joy and Deconstructing Purity Culture

205: Damien-Pascal Domenack and Hope Outside Christianity

Damien-Pascal Domenack is originally from Peru, and grew up in Southern CA raised in the Foursquare evangelical faith tradition. He eventually found himself in Nashville for his Masters of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School concentrating in Latin American Studies, Religion and the Arts, as well as Gender and Sexuality studies. Damien is a founding member of The Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice in New York City, and collectively organized the first ever Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice in New York.Damien has also worked in the Hospitality Industry for 15 years, from the Gramercy Park hotel restaurant in New York to a spot I love to visit called Pinewood Social here in Nashville. Damien identifies as queer and his gender pronouns are he/him/his. From helping form a church as a child, to finding church in queer activist spaces as an adult, Damien finds hope in places both religious and secular. He reflects on his Afro-Peruvian heritage and embodied memory which has become the focus of his studies of Peruvian culture and how dance has been a form of worship for centuries and continues to be today. Connect with Damien on Instagram @damienpascal. We discuss the difference between "queer" and "bi/pan/fluid" at the top of the show. Here are some definitions to help from the Human Rights Campaign.Queer: A term people often use to express fluid identities and orientations. Often used interchangeably with "LGBTQ."Bi: Emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree.Pan: Describes someone who has the potential foremotional, romantic or sexual attractionto people of any genderthough not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree.And being "fluid" recognizes that your attractions and orientation may change. We also discuss different religious practices, like Santería, an originally African religion, and the Foursquare Church which developed out of mission-work abroad and evangelism in the US. -- Connect with Out Loud! For more info about the show visit outloudstories.com. Follow @outloudstories on Facebook and Instagram. Join our mailing list for updates when new episodes drop. Or become a Patron to help offset production costs for this season. Music:Acoustic Meditation 2byAudionautixis licensed under aCreative Commons Attributionlicense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

58 MINJUN 13
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205: Damien-Pascal Domenack and Hope Outside Christianity

204: Live at Vanderbilt

Recorded live at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN, just last month, we reconnect with season 1 guests, Zack Eccleston, Maria Michonski, and Lee Catoe, about the importance of storytelling for LGBTQIA+ people of faith. Hearing their voices again was a reminder that our stories are never completely finished. We catch up with where they have been since their episodes from 2018, how telling their story on the show impacted them, and how they view their faith and their communities today. Connect with the panel and listen to their original episodes:Zack Eccleston (@zackleston), Episode 101/ Maria Michonski (@mini_michonski),Episode 102/ Lee Catoe (@locatoe), Episode 105 We mentioned a few resources throughout the episode, including Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians by Amber Cantorna and The Reformation Project by Matthew Vines. Also mentioned was the story of Jesus healing the Gerasene Demoniac (Mark 5:1-20). Connect with Out Loud! For more info about the show visit outloudstories.com. Follow @outloudstories on Facebook and Instagram. Join our mailing list for updates when new episodes drop. Or become a Patron to help offset production costs for this season. --- Recorded Live at the Vanderbilt Divinity School Arts Room:Sound Assistance (Dave Perkins, Will Potter, Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning)Event Setup (Katie Minnis, Nate Partee),Food & Drink (Al's Pub) Narrative Theology #1 used with permission of Pádraig Ó Tuama. Found inReadings from the Book of Exile,Pádraig Ó Tuama(Canterbury Press, 2012). Acoustic Meditation 2byAudionautixis licensed under aCreative Commons Attributionlicense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

59 MINMAY 9
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204: Live at Vanderbilt

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