Prior to the opening performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, a panel of experts will discuss spiritual violence and its connection to physical violence targeting LGBTQ+ people. Queerphobic spiritual violence is so pervasive that it can almost be difficult to see. Naming this violence and characterizing its impact is an imperative first step toward change and healing.
Rev. Liz Edman, Moderator, Priest, Political Strategist, AVP Board Member and author of Queer Virtue
Beverly Tillery, Executive Director, NYC Anti-Violence Project
The Rev. Matthew Welsch, Priest and Director, Youth and Community Care, Trinity Church Wall Street
Tabytha Gonzalez, Associate Human Rights Specialist and Transgender Liaison, NYC Commission on Human Rights