There needs to be more to the conversation of faith, gender, and sexuality than just “Is it a sin?”

Brian G. Murphy and Father Shannon TL Kearns have engaged in faith-based LGBTQ activism for over a decade each and have an important message to share for LGBTQ and straight, faithful and skeptical people alike.

By bringing Brian & Shannon to speak, your community will be inspired to dream of a bold, queer faith, will have the tools to build a more just world, and will develop a vibrant faith to support that work.

If you’re interested in bringing Queer Theology to your community, please fill out the form below to start a conversation.

Reactions from audiences & organizers

Queer Theology is providing a platform for soul inquiry which is accessible; Brian & Fr. Shay are doing theology in a way that feels very human and humane.
– Emmett

As I explored my transition from female to male, I grew distant from my faith. Queer Theology helped me regain my connection between my spirituality and my transness.
– Brandon

Fr. Shay & Brian brought a message of hope to our group. Their demeanor and knowledge helped many who were struggling with queer theology to see its place in the church and the importance of sharing it from the pulpit. The youth & young adults who attended have been more engaged in their own study of scripture and several pastors have really made a difference in how they approach scripture and its effect on their entire congregation.
– M. Jane Brazell

Speaking & Workshop Topics

  • Queer & Trans 101
  • A Queer Gospel
  • Why “queer” theology?
  • Self Care Is Sacred
  • Gender & Genesis
  • National Coming Out Day
  • Day of Silence
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Trans Day of Visiblity
  • International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
  • Spirit Day: LGBTQ Youth & Bullying

Spoken at

  • Wild Goose Festival
  • Reconcilling Ministries Network
  • Marble Collegiate Church
  • Pepperdine University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference
  • Northeast LGBT Conference
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University

Published in

  • Queerty
  • Upworthy
  • Believe Out Loud
  • The Advocate
  • The Bilerico Project
  • Red Letter Christians

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