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Peterson Toscano Queer, Christian, Performance Artist, Theologian, and more! March 12th
Queer performance artist, Peterson Toscano! He spent 17 years in the ex-gay no-homo hotel and came out on the other side with a sense of humor. He tackles many topics in his one-persons comedies–the Ex-Gay Movement, Homophobia, Sexism, Privilege, Climate Change, and Transgender Issues. He is also a Bible scholar who has unearthed the stories of many gender outlaws in the Bible.
In a special performance Peterson will present excerpts from his plays including “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House,” “Queer 101–Now I Know my gAy,B,Cs,” “The Re-Education of George W. Bush–No President Left Behind,” “Transfigurations–
Hilarious and insightful, Peterson is cracking open hearts and minds.
Peterson is frequently featured in the media and has appeared in the New York Times, NPR Morning Edition, The Times of London, The Tyra Banks Show, and five documentary films including Logo TV’s “Be Real” program. He helped produce and appears in the award winning documentary film, “This is What Love in Action Looks Like.” He has been published in The New Statesmen, The Gay and Lesbian Review, and in various LGBTQ anthologies including the Lambda Literary Award winner, “Gender Outlaws–The Next Generation” (edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman). Since 2003 he has presented throughout North America and Europe at conferences and universities including Creating Change, Gender Odyssey, True Color, the Lambeth Conference, the American Academy of Religion Conference, Yale University, Boston University, University of Puget Sound, Earlham College, Vanderbilt University, McGill University, Cambridge University, and Pacific School of Religion.
He lives in Sunbury, PA with his partner, the South African memoirist, Glen Retief.
Tickets are $10 at the door – debit, credit, or cash. Performance, Wed, March 12, 7 pm, at aChurch4Me MCC, Overdier Hall, 1545 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL – 3rd floor. Free parking in lot on Ashland at Morse. Two blocks west of the Red Line Morse stop.