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Rainbow Faith and Freedom presents the podcast, Queer Devotions. Hosted by researcher Brigitte Pawliw-Fry, we learn from a wide variety of 2SLGBTQ+ people, including activists, scholars, religious leaders, artists and elders, about what it means to navigate the world of faith or spirituality. Learn more here: www.rainbowfaithandfreedom.org. Connect with us about it on Twitter and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainbowfaithandfreedom and https://twitter.com/rainbow_freedom.
 
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What gets to count as work for queer and trans people? This is a question illustrator and comic artist Syan Rose's remarkable collection, Our Work is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance, explores through illustrations of her interviews with activists. Published this year, Rose provides an energetic source of connec…
 
Bonnie Violet, a trans, gender queer drag queen, has many stories to tell. Growing up in Idaho, Bonnie Violet first found a fulfilling community in church and felt a calling within her to be of service to others. But her queerness and transness didn’t feel compatible, at first, with the church, and she left it for a decade. But that calling still l…
 
In 2013, the queer chaplain Mandi Rice embarked on the ‘Queerituality’ road trip, speaking with nearly 100 people across 17 American cities, asking one very big question: “What is life like for you at the intersection of queerness & spirituality?” On our Queer Devotions podcast, Rice described the incredible organic momentum of the project and its …
 
In June of this year, our guest, Dr. Travis Salway, published an astonishing report with co-authors about the continued prevalence of conversion therapy in Canada, which you can read in full here: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0252539. Among the many important findings, the report shows that 67% of conversion the…
 
Dr. Alex Abramovich, our guest today, is an expert on 2SLGBTQ+ youth houselessness - and has been addressing the issue for the past 10 years. Internationally recognized for his work, Dr. Abramovich is one of few Canadian researchers studying the phenomenon of queer and trans youth homelessness. In our conversation today, I ask about why queer and t…
 
Today's episode is a bit different. Today, Queer Devotions features an audio production of RFF's report, "Mapping the Landscape of Faith-Based Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canada," which compiles research to ask: which sectors of society are most influenced by religious bias on the basis of sexual or gender minority status? If you'd like to read…
 
Accomplished activist and musician Faith Nolan is a global-minded lesbian who takes her music from prisons to dyke bars. In our last official episode of the series, Faith talks about her deep roots in queer, women’s and anti-poverty activism. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Faith is the founder and director of three different choirs in Toronto, and a…
 
Today’s guest needs no introduction - Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo gives new meaning to the word icon. With the Order of Canada, a seat in Ontario parliament for twelve years, and as the only woman to sign Canada's first gay liberation manifesto "We Demand" in 1971, Cheri has done it all. This April, Cheri put out a new book called, "The Queer Evangelist,…
 
Cait Glasson is singular - a polyglot, linguist and translator - who also moonlights as a gamer YouTuber. In 1994, Cait formed a core part of a key battle for queer rights in Ontario, pushing then Premier Bob Rae and his ilk to include same-sex equality rights in the omnibus bill. It ultimately failed - by nine votes - and showed the continued powe…
 
Today on Resisting the Script: 25+ Years of Queer Activism, we will be talking with Anthony Mohamed. Anthony is an award-winning community activist, and has worked to bring equity to healthcare, across Ontario and in Toronto. In this episode, Anthony shares his eyewitness accounts of the gay liberation movement and watching the AIDS epidemic unfold…
 
In our first official episode of the series, Resisting the Script: 25+ Years of Queer Activism, the poet and activist Nicole Tanguay joins to talk about their forty plus years of attending demos, raising hell and the experiences of queerness later in life. We say the biggest thank you to Nicole! If you'd like to learn more about Nicole's work, here…
 
Today in our first unofficial episode of the series, LeZlie Lee Kam, community organizer and founder of Out of the Closet Lecture Series, joined to speak about why this project matters, how queer seniors' experiences are marginalized within 2SLGBTQ+ conversations and the invisibilized impacts of COVID-19 on the community. Want to learn more about L…
 
Queer elders’ stories matter! Announcing, Resisting the Script: 25+ Years of Queer Activism, a special series in partnership with Out of the Closet Lecture Series and New Horizons for 2SLGBTQ Older Adults. Through this podcast we hope to introduce you to unwritten histories of queer organizing in Ontario, the people who are central to these histori…
 
How do we hold conversations about what it means to be both LGBTQ2S+ and religious or spiritual? How do we learn to frame discussions of gender, sexuality and faith in effective ways? Brigitte interviews Hannah Maitland, a PhD student at York University, who has led a successful series on queer pedagogies with her colleagues, identifying key tools …
 
This is a very special episode that we are rereleasing this week! In the fall, Brigitte spoke with facilitator and storyteller, leZlie lee kam, and academic and artist, Lila Pine, two elders and dear friends who came to know each other through a performance in the Youth Elders Project at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto. Describing their shared expe…
 
This is such a favourite episode that we are releasing it with a new intro! Queer, nonbinary and Muslim anthropologist Hazim Ismail brings to Queer Devotions a wealth of knowledge on the long history of gender fluidity and colonialism’s role in imposing strict and violent definitions. In a deeply informative conversation, Brigitte speaks with Hazim…
 
Today is a special bonus episode to commemorate and contextualize the 40 years since Brent Hawkes' went on a 25-day hunger strike in protest of the Bathhouse Raids, which was the second largest mass arrest in Canadian history. On February 5th, 1981, police arrested hundreds of men at gay bathhouses in the city, brutalizing them and causing thousand…
 
Today, on the podcast we have the great honour of hearing from Dr. Jill Andrew, the MPP from Toronto-St Paul’s, and in this episode she describes her fight against the profit model in long term care homes, the issues facing queer seniors, and opposing the homophobia and transphobia that so housed within the Ford government. We spoke about the Ontar…
 
Queer Devotions is back for Season Two. I’m Brigitte Pawliw-Fry, your host and a Rainbow Faith and Freedom researcher focused on where faith-based homophobia and transphobia manifest in Canada. Queer Devotions seeks to uncover those stories in new ways, help us conceptualize queerness and spirituality as places of transformative justice and point t…
 
For each day of programming of Faith in Crisis, we seek to acknowledge the first peoples who have inhabited and cared for the land we now call Canada, and the ongoing existence and struggle for reconciliation and justice. These acknowledgements are limited in their ability to address even a small part of centuries long history of genocide, land the…
 
Warning for listeners: this podcast contains descriptions of anti-Semitism, transphobia and the Holocaust. Fierce advocate Shoshana Pellman joins Queer Devotions to discuss her experiences with being a Jewish trans woman, and her process of becoming the advocate she is today. A member of the Senior Pride Network, she works on issues facing queer se…
 
This petition can be signed to help bring attention to the lack of rights given to Mi’kmaw fisheries in Nova Scotia: https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-help-nova-scotia-natives-keep-their-right-to-fish For more information on the conflict in Nova Scotia: https://globalnews.ca/news/7403001/nova-scotia-lobster-explained/ This website outlines al…
 
Brigitte speaks with performer, Brian Cope, who began his career as a cast member in the Youth Elders Project and currently stars in Drag Heals. Performing in burlesque shows and a wide variety of theatre projects, Brian’s work explores intergenerational connection, authenticity, and the resilient human spirit. In their conversation, Brian describe…
 
For our call to action today, I want to draw our attention to Resource Movement in terms of the reparations we can be committed to. Those of us who are here as white settlers have stolen wealth, and it is our duty to make reparations for that wealth. How are you supporting mutual aid funds for Indigenous communities? How are you using your wealth -…
 
Queer, nonbinary and Muslim anthropologist Hazim Ismail brings to Queer Devotions a wealth of knowledge on the long history of gender fluidity and colonialism’s role in imposing strict and violent definitions. In a deeply informative conversation, Brigitte speaks with Hazim about how misconceptions of the incompatibility with queerness and religion…
 
On our Seniors Day land acknowledgement, leZlie lee kam speaks to the land that is now to referred to as Toronto and Ontario. "I am a world majority, brown, trini, Carib, Indo, Chinese, callaloo, differently-abled, queer DYKE elder/senior...67 years young.. I live my life from an anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-colonial, intersectional and inter…
 
In this episode, Brigitte speaks with facilitator and storyteller, leZlie lee kam, and academic and artist, Lila Pine, two elders and dear friends who came to know each other through a performance in the Youth Elders Project at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto. Describing their shared experiences of being schooled in Catholic institutions and the vi…
 
Warning to listeners: this podcast includes description of suicide and racism. On our Youth Day land acknowledgement, Diana Pobivanets, an RFF Researcher, speaks to the land that is now to referred to as Alberta and Saskatchewan. 1. Article - https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/07/04/news/walk-pile-bones 2. Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women's Circle …
 
How do we hold conversations about what it means to be both LGBTQ2S+ and religious or spiritual? How do we learn to frame discussions of gender, sexuality and faith in effective ways? Brigitte interviews Hannah Maitland, a PhD student at York University, who has led a successful series on queer pedagogies with her colleagues, identifying key tools …
 
Facebook Group with Call to Action Video: https://www.facebook.com/wetsuwetenstrong/ System Fail: Landback Video https://www.facebook.com/199700056830375/videos/270046671073633/ Wet'suwet'en Supporter Toolkit https://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/ Film Screening by Settlers Taking Action, of 'Invasion': https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/invasion-on…
 
Note to listeners: this podcast includes description of sexual assault, racism and gender based violence. Queer Devotions host, Brigitte Pawliw-Fry, speaks with advocate Chevi Rabbit, an activist known for leading anti-transphobia efforts in Edmonton and the wider province of Alberta. In the course of the conversation, Chevi reflects on her earlier…
 
Today, I get to speak with the legendary Susan Gapka, who has fought long and hard for trans rights in Canada. With her characteristic wit and humour, Susan discusses her upbringing, early refusal of organized religion and the status quo, and her process of coming out and coming to trans politics in Toronto. Susan will join us for launch week on Th…
 
Legendary activist Susan Gapka joins Queer Devotions on Friday, November 20th. In this exclusive clip, listen to how Susan describes faith communities can actively welcome and make space for trans folks. This includes focusing on a core part of what an organization can offer: ceremonies and memorials that commemorate people as they are. --- Send in…
 
Why is now the time to centralize the fight against faith based LGBTQ2S+ discrimination? In this conversation, Dr. Brent Hawkes lays out his vision for the future and the impetus for founding Rainbow Faith and Freedom. Dr. Brent Hawkes - founder and executive director of Rainbow Faith and Freedom, was a pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church o…
 
Hazim Ismail came to Canada to study psychology at the University of Winnipeg and ended up in the middle of international media storm when they were outed by tabloids in their home country – not only as gay but as an Atheist. Hazim’s story captivated the LGBTQ2S+ community in Canada as they fought for refugee status, which was eventually granted. W…
 
Meet Dr. Brent Hawkes - founder and executive director of Rainbow Faith and Freedom, who was a pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto for 40 years. Brent has been at the forefront of ministry to the LGBTI community. On January 14, 2001, he officiated at the first legal same sex marriage in the world. He received the Order of Canada,…
 
Rainbow Faith and Freedom Executive Director and founder, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, talks about the origins and goals of the organization. These goals have led to the development of our “Faith In Crisis” resource portal which will be introduced during our Launch Week program starting on November 24th. Register now for our virtual Launch Week programmi…
 
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