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May 2016: Gender and Sexuality

A Gospel of Quaker Sexuality
聽聽聽聽Kody Gabriel Hersh
Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies
聽聽聽聽Lisa Graustein
Affirming Ivy
聽聽聽聽Laura Noel
Proclaiming Love and Justice (AFSC)
聽聽聽聽Stephen McNeil
Let’s Grow Together
FJ Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016

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Among Friends: Sharing Our Truths

An introduction to the May issue on Gender and Sexuality.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal.


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Viewpoint: Toward a Better Understanding

A reader suggests that even a simple tool such as Wikipedia can help us learn more about violent extremists. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant […]

The author lives in Brookhaven, Pa.


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Letters from our readers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

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A Gospel of Quaker Sexuality

A sex-positive and queer look at our spiritual testimonies from a queer, trans, polyamorous Quaker youth worker.

Kody Gabriel Hersh is a queer, trans, polyamorous Quaker youth worker who loves Jesus and is passionate about justice, peacebuilding, and joy. Kody grew up and maintains membership in Southeastern Yearly Meeting and is active with Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC) and Christian Peacemaker Teams.

This article was adapted from a talk given during Haverford College鈥檚 Religion and Spiritual Life Week in September 2015.


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Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies

Exploring the language we use to clarify, claim, and understand identity.

Lisa Graustein is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. She is a mother, high school teacher, diversity trainer, and a former young friends coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting. She is active in working for greater equity in schools and the Religious Society of Friends.


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Affirming Ivy

How way opened at George School to support transgender students.

Laura Noel is the director of public relations at George School. In addition to her work in the advancement office she is a member of the residential life staff, living in a dorm with eleventh- and twelfth-grade girls.


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Walking Cheerfully Over the World

Changing Friends school policies and learning from the leadership of children. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of […]

Jen Cort is a member and trustee at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting and a consultant for Quaker organizations and schools including Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Young Friends programs, Friends Council on Education, Friends Meeting School, Greene Street Friends, Sandy Spring Friends, Sidwell Friends, and William Penn Charter.


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A Natural Woman

Unpacking and exploring the insights and observations of a life in two genders. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online […]

Chloe Schwenke is a Quaker at Adelphi (Md.) Meeting, a human rights activist, an international development practitioner, and an educator with over three decades of international experience, nearly half in developing countries. She is also the parent of two children. She currently teaches, and does consulting work internationally.


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Proclaiming Love and Justice

A history of American Friends Service Committee’s work for LGBTQ rights and recognition.

Stephen McNeil, a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif., serves as AFSC鈥檚 San Francisco Wage Peace director. He has served as staff for 32 years and on a program committee for seven years. He has also served in various roles with Friends Committee on National Legislation for 16 years.

Timeline based on the work of AFSC archivist Jack Sutters.


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Weather is what she has to say

FJ Poetry: Everywhere the earth is speaking.

Lynn Martin lives in Brattleboro, Vt.


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