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An Exploration of Queer and Trans Ministry with the CLGS Transgender Seminarian Cohort - Shared screen with speaker view
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
01:10:34
Emily Bartholomew
Vica Steel (She, her)
01:10:36
Arwen Togliatti
Ezra F-C (he/him)
01:10:47
The Collins’ and the Byers’
iPhonewilliammartin
01:10:55
Flints & Patricks
drakar druella (he, him,his)
01:11:14
Babcia and DziaDzia
Rev. Monica Cross
01:11:22
Bobby Jean Baker
Logan Lovelace (he/him)
01:11:33
Michelle Earney and William Moses
drakar druella (he, him,his)
01:12:26
Radha Krishna
Sarah Zuniga (they/she)
01:20:56
I am not able to see or hear the video. I’m on mobile, is this affecting it?
Amy (they/them) Pollicino
01:21:15
visible on a PC
Annie Brady
01:21:37
Have you tried viewing just one screen at a time instead of 4?
Annie Brady
01:21:51
I’m on mobile and can see and hear
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:26:14
Question that Drak is currently answering: Can you talk a bit about the intersecting identities you hold (IE: Being BIPOC and Trans) in Ministry and your experiences in Seminary and Ministry? Where have you found joy and where have you experienced challenges? Or Can you tell us how different intersections of your identity and experience as a trans people shape your ministry?
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:29:40
Question currently being answered: Why is it important to have trans folks in ministry? What informed your decision to go to seminary? What would you say to those considering formal preparation for ministry?
Pastor Drew (they/he)
01:31:31
As a trans person who is barely one week into a new call in the Lutheran church, this group is amazing, affirming, and needed. Thank you!
CLGS
01:32:03
Thank you for joining us today, Pastor Drew!
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
01:32:20
So glad you are here, Pastor Drew!!!!
drakar druella (he, him,his)
01:32:29
Welcome to the group, Pastor Drew! We're so glad you're here. :o)
Jakob Hero-Shaw (he/him)
01:32:38
Pastor Drew, that’s awesome! Please feel free to reach out if you need some support!
Vica Steel (She, her)
01:33:51
I will second what Pastor Drew said. I am just starting my candidacy and will begin seminary in Fall! This is a path I never thought would be possible. It is powerful to hear and see so many people who have forged this path before me, so I can walk openly.
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
01:34:54
That’s amazing, Vice! I hope you will consider applying to the Trans Seminarian Cohort! We will launch applications by May 1. If you want more info email us at transseminariancohort@gmail.com.
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
01:35:09
Vica! Sorry, autocorrect!
drakar druella (he, him,his)
01:36:04
Welcome to the group, Vica. I am glad to hear that you will be helping further forge the path!
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:40:50
Question currently being answered: Why is it important to have trans folks in ministry? What informed your decision to go to seminary? What would you say to those considering formal preparation for ministry?
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:41:14
Yesss Logan say that
Kameryn Lee (she, her, hers)
01:41:30
Love that!
Bishop Tonyia Rawls(she/her)
01:44:23
Amazing reflections and thank you for your transparency and willingness to share such powerful tips for trans and cis potential and existing students. This is such a gift! You all rock!!!!!!
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:47:12
Question being answered right now: What does trans ministry look like in the time of COVID, continued anti-black racism and police brutality, and in an election year? How can faith based groups support trans folks and folks with multiple marginalized identities in these times?
Rene He/Him/His
01:48:04
This is so lovely and the amount of wisdom in this group is incredible. Thank you all for sharing your wisdom with all of us. It’s an awesome gift. So much gratitude for your work.
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:48:04
whew
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:49:27
asé
Benny VanDerburgh
01:50:11
yes <3
Amy (they/them) Pollicino
01:50:50
<3
drakar druella (he, him,his)
01:51:46
Such powerful words from KB!
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
01:51:49
come on KB!!!!!!
Rev. Phanta Lansden (she/her/hers)
01:53:46
Amen!
drakar druella (he, him,his)
01:54:16
Eloquently said, Maij. Beautiful.
Pastor Drew (they/he)
01:54:52
Amen.
Logan Lovelace (he/him)
01:55:38
Absolutely, Maij. Amen!
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
01:58:09
Yess sweat shirt!
iPhonewilliammartin
01:59:10
Grateful to hear these Faith Journeyings & Testimonies of Love & Courage & Calling!🌺
Ezra F-C (he/him)
01:59:35
A resounding YES!
Jakob Hero-Shaw (he/him)
01:59:35
DO IT!!!!
Benny VanDerburgh
01:59:39
^^
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
01:59:44
Goooo! It’s never too late!!!
Tobi Cahill (they/them) President, PFLAG Boulder, CO
01:59:55
tobijcahill@gmail.com
Tobi Cahill (they/them) President, PFLAG Boulder, CO
02:00:04
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Tobi Cahill (they/them) President, PFLAG Boulder, CO
02:00:09
Thank you!
Amy (they/them) Pollicino
02:00:12
How do you diplomatically approach not allowing allies to continue to debate trans identity? For example folks who consider themselves allies and affirming, yet still use terms like "gender theory" or entertain the idea that we all have diffreent ideas of gender. Saying we can love each other despite having different understandings of gender identity.
Benny VanDerburgh
02:00:25
Feel free to reach out: Benny VanDerburgh, bvanderburgh@uchicago.edu
Mees Tielens
02:00:32
There are people of all ages at seminary. God calls when God calls!
Logan Lovelace (he/him)
02:00:52
Logan Lovelace - llovelace@vts.edu
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
02:01:06
@Amy I see your question in the chat, and will invite folks to answer after we respond to this question :) thank you!
Amy (they/them) Pollicino
02:01:35
@ Maij Thanks, i can clarify if need be.
Tobi Cahill (they/them) President, PFLAG Boulder, CO
02:01:48
Thank you Drakar.
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
02:02:24
I echo that! Being in community with different generations of ministers doing the work is such a gift and so needed ❤️
Tobi Cahill (they/them) President, PFLAG Boulder, CO
02:03:39
Send those people to PFLAG, the oldest ally group in the country will school them.
drakar druella (he, him,his)
02:04:58
Tobi, what I didn't mention that I consider a given is that there are a lot of people in our generation that need visible ministers to support and affirm them, as well. You have so much to offer our generation.
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
02:05:33
I so agree @Kameryn! If you diminish or invalidate my humanity that is not a starting point for me!
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
02:05:45
If you’re worried about safety around pushing back to “allies” who are still debating trans life, I would also invite folks to think about your capacity to engage in those types of conversation, set strong boundaries, and seek support as needed
Mees Tielens
02:07:06
Demanding patience is such a good way to describe that.
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
02:07:51
Periodt!
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
02:08:16
yes feed meeee
Amy (they/them) Pollicino
02:08:42
Thanks <3
Benny VanDerburgh
02:08:57
clearly live in this life for many of us!
Logan Lovelace (he/him)
02:10:03
Feel free to reach out. Logan Lovelace- llovelace@vts.edu, Instagram- @wanderlust735
CLGS
02:10:29
www.clgs.org
Maij ✨ (they/he/sib/homie/fam)
02:10:45
email to reach out to me at: maijvu11@gmail.com
Kameryn Lee (she, her, hers)
02:10:47
Likewise! Kameryn Lee klee2@ses.psr.edu
Benny VanDerburgh
02:11:16
-- bvanderburgh@uchicago.edu
Jakob Hero-Shaw (he/him)
02:11:30
jhero@clgs.org
Angel Collie (he/him/his)
02:11:56
angel.collie@duke.edu
CLGS
02:12:07
Amen!
drakar druella (he, him,his)
02:12:37
I can be contacted at drakd174@AIM.com. :o)
Annie Brady
02:12:55
Thank you all
CLGS
02:12:58
THANK YOU, Cohort Members, and THANK YOU, everyone who attended!
Mees Tielens
02:13:03
Thank you for sharing your stories
Amy (they/them) Pollicino
02:13:06
Thanks you :)