Tag Archives: Coming Out

Queer and Queerer Ep. 72 – The Lost Gospel of Thaddeus

Peterson has recently uncovered the lost book of Thaddeus, that was hidden away and kept out of the Bible. He imparts its wisdom upon Zack, who is no more convinced by its alternate depiction of the life of Jesus than of the original tellings. He’s more excited that he’ll be speaking at his alma mater, […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 69 – The Outing of Jonathan Merritt (ft. Azariah Southworth)

The married Peterson and award-winning Zack are back with an intense conversation about the outing of people who use the closet to hold anti-gay positions, an extension of a conversation from way back in Episode 3. The conversation focuses on a very specific outing, that of Jonathan Merritt, an evangelical writer who takes mixed positions on […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 57 – Coming Out To Your Wife At 53 (ft. Peter Leeson)

Zack and Peterson welcome Peter Leeson onto the show this week—do note the distinction between Peterson and Peter LEEson. Our first trans-Atlantic guest! (Shane doesn’t count because he was in the U.S. with us when we recorded.) Peter came out as gay to his wife of 27 years at the age of 53 and decided […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 52 – Blind Faith and Queer Reconciliation

Peterson has wronged Zack; can Zack forgive him? In this fairly sober episode, Zack and Peterson dig into the idea of reconciliation and building bridges between the queer community and those who oppose it. What does it look like to build a bridge between conflicting groups? What kind of sacrifices and compromises need to be […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 48 – The Jack Bank, a Memoir (ft. Glen Retief)

Glen previously joined the podcast for a discussion about gay-for-pay porn actors, but now he’s back to tell us all about his just-published memoir, The Jack Bank. In it, he chronicles growing up gay in Apartheid South Africa and participating in the revolution that led to sexual orientation becoming a protected class in that nation. […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 46 – The Porn Episode

After past discussions of sexual fantasies and even an interview with a porn star, Zack and Peterson decided it was time to actually talk about porn. In particular, the conversation addresses two questions: what were folks’ first experience with porn and what role has porn played in folks’ lives? There is sharing all around, including […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 45 – The LGBT Youth Homelessness Epidemic (ft. Carl Siciliano)

This week, Zack and Peterson welcome to the show Carl Siciliano, founder and executive director of The Ali Forney Center in New York City, which provides shelter for LGBT homeless youth. Since its founding nearly ten years ago, The Ali Forney Center has been on the forefront of addressing the epidemic of homelessness that impacts […]

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Two LGBT Short Films You Should Watch Today

Two short films, one sweet and one funny, that you should take some time to watch today!

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Creating an Atheist-Inclusive Creating Change and LGBT Movement

Creating Change 2011 and its spirituality subconference created a space that was not inclusive of atheists and nonbelievers. This post includes examples of some of the marginalizing language, reflections from the atheist caucus, and suggestions for creating a more inclusive conference in the future.

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Two Israeli Ads Americans Need To See

I can’t tell you how many friends I have who have had negative experiences coming out to their parents. In fact, I’m glad I didn’t hear many stories before I came out to mine. There are folks who’ve been disowned. More and more universities are providing emergency funding for when parents decide to no longer […]

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