16 October 2008


"Oh God I'm Gay is a new weekly audio podcast with host Alicia Ross introducing you to a variety of accomplished community and spiritual leaders from all different faiths, backgrounds, and points of view. She aims to gain insight into their unique spiritual journeys while exploring relevant social issues that affect the LGBT community."

this is obviously something that haunts me. not necessarily in a bad way but its something that i has been a constant battle for me in my head. just the way i have been told to think for so long. and going through a phase of trying to run from my convictions- but i know that God is not someone i can hide from. but at the same time i will not deny my homosexuality. so the dichotomy remains and will remain. this podcast will help me hear from ppl in the ministry or that are living a spiritual life and are gay. ppl that went through the same thing i am. hopefully ill be able to find someone in dc that i can meet w in person. spiritual counseling is something i kind of crave right now

7 comments:

Ichael said...

I know that when my oldest brother Jimmy lived in DC in the 1980's, he found a great network of support within the gay community there, especially in regards to his struggles with acceptance in his family and even substance and other addiction problems. He even became a spiritual minister of sorts within some kind of non-denominational church. I may try to do some research on this and see what else I can learn because he was an inspirational person and he's definitely one of my heros.

lauren said...

if youd ask him about what church he went to that would be awesome. bc i want to go somewhere ill be accepted

Ichael said...

Unfortunately I lost my brother in 1991, but I promise to try to figure that out for you if I can.

chelsea said...

the closer we are to our true selves. the closer we are to god.

Ichael said...

So far I've learned very little. Sometime maybe I'll have the opportunity to speak with you about everything, but anyway Jimmy was a metaphysical minister, and he had some sort of church, but it wasn't necessarily Christian (by the way I'm atheist, so I don't necessarily get what all this means). Um, apparently there's bar called Trio that he used to hang out in. My dad seems to think that there's probably people there who remember him. I think I need to take a trip to DC soon and go up there and ask around, because I really think I need to know more about my brother. I know he was an inspiring person, but I need more than that now I think. Thanks for inspiring my continued research on the subject.

Pyrate Ska said...

Don't give up on god just because some of the people that work for him are fuckng idiots. God doesn't give a shit who you love, only that you love. Some of the fanbase is another story. Just my 2 cents.

Ichael said...

i didn't mean to start a theological discussion really, but i just don't believe for a second that any 'god' would set this all up. nope. i believe in love because i experience that, i believe in many feelings and emotions and even 'power' if you will, and if anyone wants to call that god, then fine, but no way on an intentional judging god.