Chick-Fil-A Controversy Sparks New LGBTQ Blog
Owldolatrous Press to provide uplifting, humanist perspective on LGBTQ Issues
By: Owldolatrous Press
“Owldolatrous Press is a journal of analysis and inspiration for LGBTQ people and their friends, an uplifting new home for those seeking a respite from antagonism and superficiality with a few moments of gentle persuasion, encouragement, and healing for the soul,” said Owldolatrous Press founder Wayne Self.
Owldolatrous Press was born out of Self’s personal blog. When a post that offered a calm, personal, and thoughtful approach to the Chick-Fil-A controversy (http://www.owldolatrous.com/?
Owldolatrous Press will target LGBTQ people and allies, progressive followers of religion, and people interested in engaging with LGBTQ issues in a gentle and understanding way. Upcoming posts include:
Self’s coverage of ongoing developments in the Chick-fil-A controversy, including the company’s recent mixed messages about negotiations to enter the Chicago market;
A provocative essay on male privilege from a transgender man who was without it and then gained it;
A moving piece on “lifetime pets,” the animals that come into our lives at just the right moment and change us forever;
Interviews with independent musicians and artists that address issues of interest to LGBTQ people; and
A serialized “Deist science fiction” tale of adventures in an afterlife where people don’t stop being people just because they died in faith.
Regular contributors to Owldolatrous Press will include:
Ty Bradley, Latino pastor of a gay evangelical church in Orange County, CA;
Madelyn Boudreaux, queer goth photographer living in the heart of Mormon country;
Patrick Ryan, a hospital chaplain at Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh, Scotland;
Michael Baugh, animal behavior specialist and regular guest on Fox 26 Houston;
New Orleans area folk singers John and Tanya Voorhees; and
African-American Science fiction author Hank Cannon.
Owdolatrous Press can be read at: http://www.owldolatrous.com/
About Wayne Self
Wayne Self is a Huffington Post blogger, GLAAD media partner, and religious composer whose plays and musicals explore the spiritual lives of people who live outside of society’s prescribed gender expectations. A native of Louisiana who was raised Southern Baptist, he is now a progressive Christian, having studied religion at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley and served as a music director and performer for decades at churches across the political spectrum, from Southern Baptist to Metropolitan Community Churches.