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August 28, 2023
David Vincent Monticalvo

David Vincent Monticalvo

August 28th at 5PM PST David Vincent Monticalvo David began to celebrate his gayness in my mid-30s, after experiencing an unplanned period of transition. During this beautiful yet challenging (read: very difficult!) time, he discovered the teachings of New…
August 10, 2023
Don Shewey

Don Shewey

August 10th at 4PM PST Don Shewey Don Shewey is a writer, therapist, and pleasure activist in New York City. As a journalist and critic, he has published three books about theater and written hundreds of articles for the New York Times, the Village Voice,…
June 19, 2023
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Toby Johnson

Monday June 19th, 3PM PST Toby Johnson Toby Johnson is a gay writer, literary editor, book designer, and former bookseller who has made significant contributions to LGBTQ+ literature. He is best known for his work in the fields of spirituality and gay…
February 14, 2023

Jay Cusker

Date: Monday April 3rd, 5PM PST Jay Cusker Through F&S Jay became involved in the drum circles and started the exploration of altered states of consciousness through shamanic journey work. Jay has served as a therapist with diverse populations and settings,…
June 22, 2022
William Glenn

William Glenn

August 18th, 5PM PST William Glenn is a long-time community leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is past president of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and was executive director of Continuum. A psychotherapist for 35 years, Glenn convened Spirit Group…
May 09, 2022
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Exploring the Queer Prophet - Dr. Kirk Prine

Monday May 9th at 5PM PST Dr. Kirk Prine will share ideas, concepts, role models and his own experiences of beig prophetic as a queer man. In this call Kirk will muse about the archetype of the Queer Prophet. What does it mean to be a Queer Prophet in our…
December 07, 2021
Allen Silver

Allen Silver: Man of Use

Tuesday December 7th at 5PM PST Allen Silver shares experiences, lessons and methodology from over 18+ years working as a Sacred Intimate around the world. Through play, vulnerability and trusting the moment he has helped hundreds of men to heal, to grow, to…
November 13, 2021
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Exploring the Queer Elder/Gatekeeper - Dr. Kirk Prine

Saturday November 13th at 5PM PST Dr. Kirk Prine will explore the archetype of the queer elder as an ecstatic gatekeeper. Elders in the queer community know they belong. From that knowing that they belong, they teach, mentor, guide with their wisdom, rituals…
September 08, 2021
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Nicolas Reveles

Nicolas Reveles Nicolas Reveles is best known as a pianist, composer, opera coach and lecturer. He recently received certification as a Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker and has established a studio for his practice in San Diego, California. A…
July 24, 2021
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Exploring the Mystic - Dr. Kirk Prine

Dr.Kirk Prine Kirk Prine believes we are all called to be mystics in the queer tribe. He will share his personal story as well as the stories of queer mystics throughout history.
April 27, 2021

Drake Bear Stephen

Drake Bear Stephen BA, CHT, RMT, CSPis a Certified Hypnotherapist and Somatic Healer, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner, and a Teaching Reiki Master. Recently retired from a 37 year career in telecommunications, he now has a full time private practice as…
April 06, 2021
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Reverend Daniel Simons

Daniel’s spiritual orientation and practice has been influenced by extended contact with Buddhist, Jewish, and Muslim spiritual communities and teaching. His spiritual grounding is also shaped by regular immersion in unbuilt environments in Nature. For the…
February 24, 2021
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Javier Galitó-Cava

Javier Galitó-Cava is the Artistic Director of Meisner Technique Program Spain (meisner.es), an Acting Conservatory he founded after receiving his acting education at A.C.T (American Conservatory Theatre) and Rachael Adler Studio in San Francisco. His acting…
January 15, 2021
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Brendan Deocariza-Nee

Brendan Deocariza-Nee is a postulant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church—a fancy way of saying that he’s preparing to be a priest. A survivor of conversion therapy and childhood abuse, Brendan’s spiritual work centers on healing religious trauma and…
November 09, 2020
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Roy Grant

Roy Grant is a certified life coach (ICF, ACC), registered nurse (BSN), reiki master, and self-help author. As a result of sexual abuse and intense bullying for being gay as a child, Roy turned toward self-help books and meditation at a young age and soon…
August 18, 2020
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Gregg Cassin: October 5th

Gregg Cassin tested positive in the mid-80’s and like many others was told “There’s nothing I can do for you”. Today, a 34 year survivor of HIV, Gregg has been leading retreats and workshops for the HIV, LGBT and queer youth communities for 30+ years. In the…
August 16, 2020
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Rev. Trent J. Thornley: Sept. 18th

Friday Sept. 18th at 3:00PM. The Rev. Trent J. Thornley, J.D. is the Executive Director and CPE Director at San Francisco Night Ministry. He is an ACPE Associate Certified Educator, which certifies him to lead accredited spiritual care training programs.…
August 09, 2020
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Brock Ford: August 9th

Brock Ford has overcome the hurt and abuse of his family to go on to spread a message of Love, Compassion, Tolerance, Forgiveness and Understanding. He is a Minister in Science of Mind/Religious Science. Today he travels the Bay Area, assuring people of all…
June 29, 2020
Jim Mitulski

Jim Mitulski: June 29th

The Rev. Elder Jim Mitulski is the interim pastor of Island United Church UCC in Foster City, CA. For the past forty years he has been the spiritual community organizer as a pastor of both queer and non-queer spiritual communities around the country…
June 02, 2020
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Christopher Love: June 2nd

For over 25 years Christopher's private counseling practice has supported others to heal. His greatest passion is helping people to open their minds and hearts through compassionate self-inquiry. In 1985 he spent four years as a participant and group leader…
May 16, 2020
Jojo Bear

JoJo Bear: May 16th

Jojo DeRodrigo is a Somatic Sex & Intimacy Coach.He helps men create a sex positive relationship with themselves and others. He believes that our bodies holds onto more information than our heads...
November 08, 2019
Ken Schneck

Ken Schneck

Friday November 8th, 5PM (PST) Ken Schneck is an author, professor, radio host, and rabble rouser. His travelogue, "Seriously, What Am I Doing Here?: The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew" was published in 2017, "LGBTQ Cleveland" was released in…
September 19, 2019
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Finn Deerhart

Thursday September 19th, 2019 Finn Deerhart I was born into a strict, Southern, religious home as a minister’s son. I also became a minister when I was 19 years old. I had a mission, but a message that was not my own. It took me many years to come out of the…
July 29, 2019
Ali Mushtaq

Ali Mushtaq

August 16th 5PM (PST) Ali Mushtaq is a medical sociologist and is Mr. Long Beach Leather 2016. He is a founding member and former Vice President of ONYX South West, a non-profit that caters to people of color, and as such, he has helped raise money for…
July 26, 2019

Dr. Kirk Prine

 July 26th 5PM (PST)Dr. Kirk Prineis a Body Story Life Coach, integrative bodyworker, Reiki Master, Ritual Master, former psychotherapist, primary facilitator of Flesh & Spirit Community and co-founder of The Missing Thread Mystery School. He is also the…
February 06, 2017
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Sister Merry Peter

Now Available! Recorded March 6th 5PM (PST) Join Sister Merry Peter for A NEW VISION for the Queer Tribefound her vocation through the Radical Faeries in 1987, and served as a missionary in Toronto before moving to San Francisco in 1999. Her life-long…
January 23, 2017

Drake Bear Stephen

January 23rd 5PM (PST) Join Drake for A NEW VISION for the Queer TribeTwo-Spirit - Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner and Teacher. Author of Soul Sex: The Alchemy of Gender and Sexuality
October 10, 2016
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Nick Venegoni

Nick Venegoni MFT is a seeker and student of healing wisdom He has always had a curiosity for the nature of the universe and his relationship to it. ..
June 13, 2016
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H.R. Bremner

H.R. Bremner believes that our sexual creative energy is at the core of how we express ourselves every day. It takes courage to look in the mirror and know that we are the experts of our own lives.
March 14, 2016
Doug Graham

Doug Graham

Having had a life long career as a singer/dancer/actor, Doug’s story of overcoming the odds from being at death’s door to nine months later winning the Silver Medal at the Gay Games in Chicago has been an...
February 22, 2016
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Tom Bianchi

His twenty books of photographs, poems, and essays primarily cover the gay male experience in a variety of contexts – from aesthetic philosophy – IN DEFENSE OF BEAUTY - to poetry to erotic photography.
January 19, 2016
Raymond L. Rigoglioso

Raymond L. Rigoglioso

Raymond L. Rigoglioso is the author of Gay Men and The New Way Forward and founder of Gay Men of Wisdom
January 15, 2015

Franklin Abbott

Franklin Abbott is an original radical faerie and early contributor to the Gay Spirit movement.
November 20, 2014

Dan Choi

Dan Choi is a thought Leader in our community who has been an activist, soldier and educator.
September 04, 2014

John Ravenmoon

is a modern day mystic, walking in balance between the paths of the shaman and the sacred intimate.
August 21, 2014
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Ramzi Fawaz

is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a speciality in Queer Theory/LGBT..
June 24, 2014

Rev. Robert Shively

is Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco.
May 01, 2014

Christian de la Huerta

Facilitator of personal transformation and author of “Coming Out Spiritually”
October 17, 2013

Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé

Sufi Mystic and Scholar.
June 06, 2013

Andrew Ramer

is the author of Two Flutes Playing, Elder to Gay Spirit Visions in North Carolina and guest teacher to Flesh & Spirit Community.
April 30, 2013

Drake Bear Stephen

Two-Spirit - Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner and Teacher
April 25, 2013

John Ballew

Professional Counselor, Gay Spirituality Workshop Facilitator and Writer.
March 28, 2013

Rabbi David Bauer

founder and coordinator of “The Jewish Queer Sexual Ethics Project". Pastoral counselor, ritual leader, community leader, scholar, artist, and writer.
March 14, 2013
Jim Mitulski

Rev. Dr. Jim Mitulski

Pastor of New Spirit Community Church and Faculty at Pacific School of Religion.
March 12, 2013
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Hunter Flournoy

is a teacher in the Toltec Eagle Knight lineage of Don Miguel Ruiz, a shamanic healer in the lineage of Rebecca Crystal, and a pastor for Amigos de Dios...
March 07, 2013
Jim Berenholtz

Jim Berenholtz

Composer, Artist, Ethnomusicologist and Dancer.
February 26, 2013
Jerry Buie

Jerry Buie

Therapist, Social Advocate and Facilitator of Queer Spirit.

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The Queer Tribe calls will connect you with queer healers and change agents exploring ways to step up and step out.
We seek to answer, "who are we?", "what's next?" and "what are we doing here as a Queer Tribe?"

Thought leaders, elders, shamans, healers, spiritual teachers, queer change agents and queer community builders will seed a juicy conversation about "who we are", what our roles and contributions might be in the world, and some visions for a queer people making a difference. This interview series comes from the perspective of men who love men (gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit). 

Our Queer Tribe has something to offer that’s unique in bringing healing to the world.
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