45 minutes | Aug 18th 2020

Ep. 15 Queer Biblical Fanfiction with Jade Sylvan

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Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler chats with Jade Sylvan! Called a “risque queer icon” by the Boston Globe, Jade is a non-binary, gender-fluid author, poet, performer, and producer. They have written pieces for The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, The Toast, PANK Magazine, and many other publications surrounding polyamory, queer identity, and LGBTQ+ issues. Jade just graduated with their Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, where they wrote their second musical called Beloved King, a queer Biblical interpretation of the story of King David. There are ton of amazing topics we get into, like, looking at the Hebrew and Christian Bible as forms of fanfiction, the very gay story of David and Jonathan, and the concept of God having favorites.

*The book mentioned in the episode, David, The King, is by Gladys Schmitt*

Guest: Jade Sylvan

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Beloved King Musical Website: https://www.belovedkingmusical.com/

Beloved King Instagram: @belovedkingmusical

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