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By Joe Perez Every so often I address a column or blog post to my lesbian, bisexual, and gay readers. This one’s for you. And, because the gay journey is my journey, and ultimately there is only One True Self... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog
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By Joe Perez In certain places in America, conservatives are so scarce they’ve begun to import them from abroad. Specifically, in Tampa, Florida, where 1,000 delegates gathered for the United Methodist Church's General Conference. While liberal American Methodists pleaded for... Continue reading
Quote By Joe Perez "Given enough time, modernity is enough to show traditional churches that homosexuality is not an illness or disorder, and ought to be tolerated. Given enough time, postmodernism is enough to show modernist churches that they need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2012 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog
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By Joe Perez What's the best way for one gay man to reject another gay man online? NYC writer and sex educator Lucas writes: I'm beginning to think that a simple no-response response is sometimes the wisest solution, although not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog
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By Joe Perez I am joining other leaders in the LGBT community in calling for a boycott of the Salvation Army during this holiday season, but I want to add an important qualification. Join in a boycott of donating to... Continue reading
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By Joe Perez ...Continued from Part 1 Of course, I'm not really a virgin. But there are certain traditional notions about virginity that I have learned to appreciate in a new way: purity and worth. Looking at these two notions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog
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By Joe Perez Today on Awake, Aware & Alive, I make an official coming out announcement Here's how the announcement begins: Please read the words of this post carefully, because there's a tricky question at the end. I'm coming out... Continue reading
By Joe Perez July is a memory. August was my second month back blogging since I returned from a public writing hiatus, and it afforded me the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics on my mind while experimenting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog
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By Joe Perez Note: Cross-posted at Awake, Alive & Aware. In "Conservative Presbyterians to discuss alternatives," Peter Smith of the Louisville Courier-Journal explains that there is growing anxiety in the Presbyterian Church USA that some see as "mushrooming" and could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog
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By Joe Perez, author of Soulfully Gay Oscar Wilde, creator of epigrams with biting wit. Oscar Wilde, poet extolling the virtues of love between men. Oscar Wilde, adorer of beauty and critic of convention. Oscar Wilde, the Nietzsche of England,... Continue reading
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By Joe Perez Don't miss Rev. Kristi McLaughlin's touching story and compelling case for embracing gay people within the Christian Church. She serves at Mitchell Congregational United Church of Christ in Mitchell, South Dakota, a city of about 14,000 in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog
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Jan 11, 2011
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{By Joe Perez, author of SOULFULLY GAY} A Gay Winter Holiday For each of the past six years, I and small clusters of people have lit six colored candles to bring in the New Year. They are the colors of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at MyOutSpirit.com Gay Spirituality Blog