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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 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...


Mar 28, 2021

Rabbi Heather Miller, spiritual leader and founder of Keeping It Sacred, joins us to talk about being made B'Tzelem Elohim—in the Image of God, how queerness can be found in Judaism right from the beginning, and her interfaith work in recognizing the human dignity of every person. Originally recorded in March...


Mar 8, 2021

Brian Silva, Executive Director of the National Equality Action Team (NEAT), joins us to talk about the work of NEAT, what it's been like to partner in social justice work with organizations—including religious ones—across the country, and advice for LGBTQ+ rights advocacy in the year to come. Originally recorded in...


Feb 17, 2021

Rowan Larson, Minister for Christian Formation for Children and Youth and Parish Administrator at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA, and candidate for priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, speaks to us about their work with young people, their experience of being a queer, non-binary person working in...


Jan 31, 2021

The Rev. Carla Robinson, priest at Christ Episcopal Church in Seattle, and the first Black transgender woman to be ordained in the Episcopal Church, tells us about her own story, the unique perspective and approach to God that transgender people can bring, and how the church can better support the LGBTQ+ community in...