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Stand-up comedy! Take a break and come have some laughs,followed by a discussion: I’m queer – will I be welcome?

Sat 2 PM | Portal

Joyce Hagen-McIntosh

Stand-up comedy! followed by a discussion: I’m queer – will I be welcome? I will share my story of coming out and fitting in (or not) and I invite attendees to share their experiences of being an out (or not) GLBT member of a Christian congregation. I will also provide resources for those seeking the welcome for GLBT Christians.I have shared my Christian journey with PFLAG groups, a teen GLBT group, and for panels including one with the Niebuhr Center at Elmhurst College.”In a world where faith is so often perceived as irrelevant at best and hypocritical at worst, Joyce’s take on being a Christian is fresh air and air gulping humor. Hers is a poignant, relevant, and earthy wit that is built upon sound theology and practical faith. Joyce brings a healthy balance of humor, satire, and irony to narratives of living the faith in the post-Christian age.”- Carly Stucklen Sather, Pastor, First Congregational Church of La Grange, IL

Joyce Hagen-McIntosh

Joyce Hagen-McIntosh

Joyce began the journey of coming out to herself at 9, out to the world at 19, and out as a comedian at 49! Out as a Christian? The whole time, (with occasional tweaks in denomination, faith tradition, and world-religion exploration) she has shared the message of God’s love being meant for ALL people.

As a librarian, she helps people fill information gaps and provides access to accurate information. She currently works with an organization promoting First Amendment education, fighting censorship, and promoting the freedom to read for librarians, authors and publishers, educators, and patrons.

As a comedian, Joyce presents the overlap of faith, GLBT identity, music (she’s been known to pick up her violin during a set), and parenting. She began performing with The Mother Cluckers in April 2017 and believes that social justice through humor can take place in local bookstores, classrooms, over meals, in our churches – basically in any conversation or space!

82 Stand Up Comedy followed by sharing our stories as GLBT Christians

Session #82

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