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The Talk, brought to you by the LGBTQ+ Ministry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena and hosted by ministry co-leads Thomas Diaz (he/him) and Hannah Earnshaw (they/them), is a monthly guest speaker series featuring LGBTQ+ voices from across the Episcopal Church and beyond. Our guests bring lessons, experience, and wisdom from their lives and work, as we explore from many different angles what it means to be LGBTQ+ people of faith.

May 16, 2022

Ashley Lynn Hengst, recent graduate of Claremont School of Theology and new staffmember at All Saints Church, talks to us about her journey from conservative Evangelicalism to affirming theology, deconstructing harmful faith and reconstructing a healthy faith, taking with us the things that helped us in otherwise...


Apr 4, 2022

Taylor Leong (aka Tomatobird), illustrator and comic creator, talks to us about her art, embracing complexity and ambiguity in faith, Jesus as a relatable figure to queer people, and the value and responsibility in portraying a brown Jesus. Originally recorded in March 2022.

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Mar 4, 2022

The Rev. Jerry Maynard a.k.a. The People's Priest, a spiritual renegade and community organizer in the independent Catholic tradition, talks to us about accepting our belovedness as queer people, the church's work of service and downward mobility, and the spiritual role played as a Two Spirit person. Originally...


Jan 22, 2022

Kelly Erin O'Phelan, Children's Minister at All Saints Church, talks to us about their work with young people, the internet as a resource for queer youth, inviting the church into deeper relationship with trans people, and what exactly a gender consultant is. Originally recorded in October 2021.

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May 4, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Austin Leininger, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Santa Cruz and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community at the local and diocesan levels, talks to us about their long journey towards coming out as trans-non-binary, combating the burden of shame placed upon members of the LGBTQ+ community, and...