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June 10, 2018: Queer Brunch

June 10th, 1pm, Whole Foods

This year, we’ve been inviting people to a lot of big, content-heavy events, and we want to do something social and smaller, especially for the new folks who’ve joined our group.

That’s why we’re inviting people to get lunch after church next Sunday; we’ll walk to and eat at Whole Foods. There are prepared foods down below; seating above. It’ll be low-key chatty. Come, meet folks, and get curious (phrase stolen from Jonathan Van Ness’ podcast). 

OPEN TO LGBTQIA-identifying or questioning FOLKS.  Email queercommunion@gmail.com 

Point-person for day of: Grace Dowd.

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10:00 AM10:00

June 26, 2018: Sex vs Spirit: LGBTQ & Communities of Faith

NYU professor and coauthor of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, Ann Pellegrini moderates a conversation with Malcolm Shanks of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity and trans pastor Paula Williams, Jonathan's parent, on the intersection of religious community and personal identity, and in some cases, the ongoing challenges of existing as a dual minority. 

OPEN TO ALL. After the event, we’ll head to a nearby bar with Paula and chat with her more there.

Tickets are $5; you can get them here. Email queercommunion@gmail.com to RSVP.

Tue, June 26, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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8:30 PM20:30

June 24, 2018 Pride NYC March: OPEN TO ALLIES

We're marching in Pride NYC again this year! June 24th (Sunday). We are marching with Judson Memorial Church in NYC, who have been gracious enough to invite us to join them. This event is OPEN to allies.

Location & Time TBD (mostly likely in midtown east, after 1pm). You can march with us as long as you want; you can leave anytime! 

If you are interested in marching, email queercommunion@gmail.com. We will email with updates once we confirm time & location. We will also have poster-making sessions in-between services on Sundays, June 10th and 17th. 

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4:30 PM16:30

April 2018 Grafted Forum with Matthew Vines


Queer Communion, Forefront's LGBTQ ministry, is inviting anyone who's interested to come to an event hosted by Grafted, a city-wide LGBTQ Christian organization, that will feature a talk and discussion led by Matthew Vines. Vines is the founder and executive director of The Reformation Project and author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships.

In this forum, Matthew Vines will lead a discussion about what it means to hold onto our Christianity in a time when we have lost trust in so many of our former mentors and leaders, as well as the unique role and opportunity LGBTQ Christians have to reshape and renew the church's moral witness for the future.

There will be food and refreshments to follow. Enter through the red door on 50th street (between Park and Lexington) and ask the guard for the Grafted forum.

Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holding-onto-faith-as-lgbtq-christians-tickets-44581689032?aff=efbeventtix

RSVP at queercommunion@gmail.com so we can get a headcount! 

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6:30 PM18:30

March 2018 Sexual Ethics Conversation

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Our event this month is with a group uptown on March 25th with sexual ethicist, Elyse Ambrose, Pastor Vicki Flippin and PFLAG leader, Aya Yabe.

The event will focus on the theme "Sexuality, Gender & Faith in Community." We'll explore what we are called to do with a faith that affirms many sexual orientations, sexual practices and gender identities. How are we called to advocate for LGBTQ lives, families, and youth? How are we called to expand the imagination and liberation of our faith communities?

Hope to see everyone there!

Time: Sunday, March 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Place: Grace United Methodist Church (125 West 104th St, between Amsterdam and Columbus)

Email queercommunion@gmail.com for questions. 

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7:00 PM19:00

February 2018 Grafted Winter Forum



Isaac Archuleta is one of the country's foremost LGBTQ Christian thinkers, a counselor with the iAmClinic of Denver, CO, and the current interim executive director of Q Christian Fellowship. Queer Communion has hosted him before via Forefront Brooklyn, and this time, Grafted NYC -- an interdenominational community of queer Christians throughout NYC -- is hosting him to lead a discussion on reclaiming desire.

Queer Communion is inviting all its members and anyone who is interested, regardless of how you identify, to come up to this event. 

As members of the LGBTQIA community, it is rare to have been guided with a moral compass that leaves us sure of our sexual ethic. Many of us hide our authenticity as a means of belonging. Shame leaves an imprint, not just in the ways our behaviors show up on paper, but also on the core of our identities. Often, we don’t even notice it. Shame can live in the secret corners of our lives. 

Have you ever felt like you broke your own self-trust, or that a behavior has left you feeling valueless? Have you ever felt like you don’t do the things you want, but always end up doing the things you didn’t want to? If so, come join us to learn how to rewrite you script for healthy sex and fulfilling relationships. 

RSVP at queercommunion@gmail.com so we can get a headcount. 


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1:00 PM13:00

January 2018 Amber Cantorna


In her new memoir, Refocusing My Family, Amber Cantorna unveils what it was like to be raised as the homeschooled daughter of a Focus on the Family executive, in the epi-center of Christian family values, and how coming out as gay tore that paradigm apart, shunned her from her family, and burdened her with a degree of devastation that nearly took her life. With grace and transparency, Amber’s book sheds light on the harm that religious and family rejection reeks on the human soul, and offers to LGBTQ people and their religious families, a better way to love.

Amber will be speaking at Forefront Church's quarterly Faith, Culture, and Questions event on Thursday, Jan 11th at 7:00pm at Bond Collective in Brooklyn, NY. The event will be followed by a book signing.

Amber Cantorna is the founder and president of Beyond, a non-profit organization providing support to LGBTQ people as they navigate their coming out process. She is a sought-after speaker and musician, and blogs at AmberCantorna.com.

RSVP for event here.

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September 2017 Discussion Social
2:00 PM14:00

September 2017 Discussion Social

Queer Communion is meeting on the 17th at 2pm at the lovely Hannah Soldner's apartment in Crown Heights. In addition to our usual social chit-chat, we'll dedicate some time to have conversation / processing around the Nashville Statement. We'll also chat about how white supremacy and colonialism has a huge role in Christianity's relationship to gender/sexuality. 

RSVP on Eventbrite so you can get Hannah's address. 

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August 2017 Rooftop Social
6:30 PM18:30

August 2017 Rooftop Social

Join Queer Communion and friends for an evening rooftop social near Union Square! Take in the views surrounded by a community of LGBTQIA Christian folks -- if you identify as LGBTQIA+ and Christian, we want you here. We will bring alcohol and light snacks; you bring the conversation!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-social-tickets-36667227665#

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July 2017 Gender Revolution (film screening & discussion)
7:00 PM19:00

July 2017 Gender Revolution (film screening & discussion)

Join Queer Communion and Forefront Church for a public film screening and group discussion on gender identity. Early this year, National Geographic produced a documentary called Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. In it, Couric explores how gender identity is defined and what labels people use in different societies in today's world. Through discussion and conversation, let's unpack the merits and flaws of the film to see how gender and faith intersect. Discussion will be facilitated by Liz Edman, author of Queer Virtue and an Episcopal Priest, and Hannah Soldner, blogger at Believe out Loud. 

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