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The Forbidden Apple

Nov 24, 2019

Joy Reed joins the Forbidden Apple Podcast to present her directorial debut “Little Miss Westie”. 

"Little Miss Westie" follows Luca and Ren, two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, school, family and transitioning during the Trump era. Ren is competing in the "Little Miss Westie" pageant; her older...


Nov 18, 2019

Jamie Jones is the artist behind the pride flag mural at the entrance of the "Church of the Village". Jamie overcame a rough childhood,  drug dependency, and depression. She is now committed to being her full creative and healthy self, by writing, blogging, photographing, and painting. To Jamie sharing is...


Bringing the pride flag to church: Jamie Jones

Nov 18, 2019

Jamie Jones is the artist behind the welcoming rainbow mural in the narthex of the Church of the Village. Jamie overcame a rough childhood,  drug dependency, and depression through a series of “miracles” and “angels”. She is now committed to being her full creative and healthy self, by writing, blogging,...


Nov 11, 2019

Garrard Conley is a conversion therapy survivor and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir "Boy erased", now a major motion picture. Garrard talks about the so-called "straight savior" and his opinion about conversion therapy leaders coming out. He shares his rituals for writing and how he uses his religious...


Nov 2, 2019

James Schwartz shares what it was like to grow up Amish as a little gay boy. James shares how trips to the library, drag queens, and poetry gave him a fresh start. Now living in Hawaii, he reflects on his journey from the culture of "Shunning" to the welcoming "Aloha". He tells us more about the rituals of the...