Highlights of where I've been lately

Joel and David share on StoryCorps

Joel and David share on StoryCorps

My husband and I interviewed each other for StoryCorps in August 2018. Click to listen.

The Hookup as told by Joel Barrett

The Hookup as told by Joel Barrett

In August 2018 I had the pleasure of performing my story on stage in Chicago for the podcast RISK! You won't want to miss this colorful tale!

Queer Readings, Pride 2016

Queer Readings, Pride 2016

June 2016 Queer Readings at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City LGBT Film Festival 2016

Kansas City LGBT Film Festival 2016

AN ACT OF LOVE tells the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer, an unwitting advocate in the fight for equal rights within the United Methodist Church. His ministerial credentials were revoked in December 2013 after he officiated his son’s same-sex wedding. While gay marriage has become secularly legal, some religious institutions are still conflicted. Joel was a party of the panel discussion following the film at the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

St. Mary's College - January 2015

St. Mary's College - January 2015

I presented my talk Godly But Gay at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. They invited me to come speak to a large group there. It was a great night. I especially loved the question and answer time at the end.

Story Fusion at the Acorn Theatre

Story Fusion at the Acorn Theatre

Telling my ex-gay therapy story at Story Fusion at the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan. Great crowd! Met some amazing story tellers too!

Outspoken, November 2014

Outspoken, November 2014

Chicago's monthly LGBTQ storytelling event. I had the honor of sharing my story of surviving ex-gay therapy.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

I had the sad honor of reading the names of those who lost their lives in the last year. My good friend Jenell Kauffman

Ignite Michiana 2014

Ignite Michiana 2014

My presentation: Life's a Banquet! Ignite is an evening of 5 minute talks on a variety of topics presented by a variety of speakers looking to ignite and inspire. Ignite Michiana is a high-energy evening of five minute presentations by people who have an idea – and the guts – to get onstage and share it with fellow creative folks. Each presentation is composed of 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.

World Aids Day 2014

World Aids Day 2014

Thanks to my friend Jeff Graves for organizing a lively event on World AIDS Day in 2014.

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