Christian theologians and sexologists who by their expertise and academic interests have agreed to help us create a more sex-positive and inclusive culture.
Dr. Michele Angello
Dr. Michele Angello received her Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctoral degree from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and now specializes in counseling gender variant youth and adults. She is often called to speak as an expert on transgender issues and has appeared on Larry King Live, Tyra Banks, The Dr. Phil Show, and various documentaries on transgender issues. micheleangello.com
Rev. Dr. Katie Day
Rev. Dr. Katie Day is a professor at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia who is both a sociologist focusing on social science and ethics as well as a theologian. Her research interests include extensive studies in African American congregations, cross-cultural volunteerism and faith-based economic development, organizing and social services. Her latest book is Faith on the Avenue, Religion on a City Street. ltsp.edu/people/kday
Rev. Dr. Miguel De La Torre
Miguel De La Torre, a professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at Iliff School of Theology focuses on ethics, specifically on religion as it affects race, class, and gender oppression. An award winning author he has two books on sexuality among others. They are Out of the Shadows, Into the LIght: Christianity and Homosexuality, and A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian Sexuality. http://www.drmigueldelatorre.com/
Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, a Professor at Goucher College, has been named by Essence magazine as one “this country’s most distinguished religious thinkers, teachers, ministers, and counselors.” A priest in the Episcopal Church she is also the author of several books including Sexuality and the Black Church, Black Bodies and the Black Church; A Blues Slant, A Blues Slant and most recently, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Her blog can be found at http://feminismandreligion.com
Rev. Dr. Marvin Ellison
Rev. Dr. Marvin Ellison, a Christian theologian affiliated with the Presbyterian Church taught Social Ethics at the Bangor Theological Seminary and is currently with Union Theological Seminary. An activist who advocates for marriage rights for the sexual minority communities, he is the author of six books including Making Love Just, Sexual Ethics for Perplexing Times and Erotic Justice, a Liberating Ethic of Sexuality. He served on Planned Parenthood Board of New England.
Rev. Chris Glaser
Rev. Chris Glaser has published a dozen popular books, including Coming Out as Sacrament and Coming Out to God, and blogs weekly Progressive Christian Reflections at http://chrisglaser.blogspot.com. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, Chris has been an LGBT activist in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since the early 1970s. In 2005 he was ordained in the Metropolitan Community Church. Website: http://chrisglaser.com.
Dr. Roger Libby
Dr. Roger Libby is a sexologist and an AASECT certified sex therapist in Seattle. He was a leader of the sexual revolution from 1963 to 1975. He coined the term “sex positive” in 1976, he gave a TED talk on the sex positive revolution, and he started National Orgasm Week. He pioneered the Pre-Sex Discussion to emphasize mutual consent. He has been on The NBC Nightly News, Oprah Winfrey and CNN News Night. Dr. Libby hosted “The Pleasure Dome” radio show, and he is the author of numerous academic and popular books.
Dr. Kenneth Maguire
Dr. Kenneth Maguire is the Director of The Institute for Sex Therapy and is a frequent contributor to popular media including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Philadelphia Magazine, Bucks County Courier, CBS News, NBC News, NBC 10 Show!, Voice of Reason with Larry Kane. He is a core faculty member of the Thomas Jefferson University/Council For Relationships Masters Program and an adjunct at Widener University. http://www.drkennethmaguire.com/
Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, author of fifteen books including the best-seller, Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian View; Sensuous Spirituality; and Women, Men, and the Bible; and Omnigender. One of the founders of the Evangelical and Ecumenical Women’s Caucus she has lectured widely on lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights and has also been active in the transgender cause. www.virginiamollenkott.com
Chris Paige is an OtherWise-identified organizer who serves as founder and executive director of Transfaith, a multi-faith, national non-profit led by transgender people and focused on issues of faith and spirituality. Chris previously served as publisher of the award-winning The Other Side magazine, an ecumenical and progressive Christian publication. http://www.transfaithonline.org
Rev. Dr. William Stayton
Rev. Dr. William Stayton, an American Baptist clergy who has taught sexuality and directed the Human Sexuality Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Widener University and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has appeared in several documentaries and numerous radio and television programs globally and served in an advisory capacity about sexuality to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Dr. Beverly Whipple
Dr. Beverly Whipple, is a certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor, and sex researcher, and the co-author of the international best seller, The G Spot as well as numerous other publications. Whether helping women as a nurse, nurse educator, or as a researcher she has focused her career mainly on women's health issues and the sexual physiology of women.