We Want the Airwaves - J Mase III

Nia King

Let's be honest. Relationships between queer communities and communities of faith are often icy at best, and outright antagonistic at worst. So where does that leave queer people of faith?

This week, We Want the Airwaves' new East Coast correspondent Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes interviewed transgender poet J Mase III to find out how being raised by a Baptist mom and a father in the Nation of Islam shaped his art and his activism. Highlights include:

- Getting exorcised (twice!)

- Which biblical characters were definitely some kind of queer,

- and, how to help parents of faith accept their queer kids.

photo credit: Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes

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We Want the Airwaves - J Mase III