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The Forbidden Apple

Dec 7, 2020

Pelayo and Melissa close a year full of meaningful queer stories and share the Forbidden Apple’s plans for the New Year.

In the meantime check out our previous seasons:

  • LGBTQ finding meaning in art.
  • LGBTQ Voices in recovery.
  • Can you be religious and queer?
  • LBGTQ Clergy and interfaith leaders.
  • Leaders and advocates...


Nov 26, 2020

Chris DiMeglio is a meditation teacher and professional musician.
He opens up about the interconnections between coming out and starting his meditation practice.
Chris shares how the work of Byron Katie and Shinzen Young help him when he’s in a stressful mindset and remind him to just observe and not identify with his...


Nov 18, 2020

We welcome Gaby Dunn,  author, comedian, you-tuber, and fellow podcaster from "Bad with Money" and "Just Between Us"

Gaby shares how ritual, culture, history, and dark humor connects her to her Judaism.
We discuss separatism, generational trauma, and how antisemitism is on the rise.
Gaby talks about why she started her...


Nov 9, 2020

Mandi Rice is a chaplain and founder of the Queerituality project. Mandi traveled around the US, with her project Queerituality, interviewing folks who were trying to reconcile their queerness and spirituality. She attended Harvard Divinity School, and after 16 years of reconciling her queerness and faith, she was able...


Oct 27, 2020

Brit Barron talks about her journey from being raised in an Evangelical mega-church to coming out after falling in love.

Brit shares “behind-the-scenes” information about the church's positions on LGBTQ inclusion and the misleading language they use to come across as "accepting".

Listen for some great advice on how...