Tyler Martin is an actor, writer, and host of the Have a Blessed Gay Podcast.
Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler talks with Abby Stein, a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist. She was born and raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Abby was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity -- a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. In 2012, she left the Hasidic world, and In 2015 she came out as a woman of trans experience. Since coming out, she has been working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy. Her story has been covered all over the world, including  in the New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine, and Vogue. She’s also made live appearances on CNN, NBC, ShowTime, and NowThis, just to name a few. Today she lives in New York City, now a graduate of Columbia University, and an English speaker, her 4th language. They chat about her beautiful book, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman, her life while in the Hasidic community, how she creatively rebelled against it until she eventually left, and how she acclimatized to a new life. Please enjoy this awesome discussion! Guest: Abby Chava Stein Social Media: @abbychavastein Website: https://thesecondtransition.blogspot.com/ Abby’s Book: Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/becoming-eve-my-journey-from-ultra-orthodox-rabbi-to-transgender-woman/9781580059169 The Strand: https://www.strandbooks.com/product/9781580059169?title=becoming_eve_my_journey_from_ultraorthodox_rabbi_to_transgender_woman Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becoming-eve-abby-chava-stein/1130777534?ean=9781580059169 Get 10% Off Better Help www.betterhelp.com/blessedgay Your Host: Tyler Martin Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out! Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay www.haveablessedgay.com Email: hello@haveablessedgay.com U.S. Helplines National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386 Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860
Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses religion and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler talks with Dr. Kyl Myers! Kyl is a sociologist, educator, and globally recognized advocate of gender creative parenting. Kyl’s TEDx talk, Want Gender Equality? Let’s Get Creative, encourages people to rethink childhood gender socialization in an effort to break up the binary before it begins. Kyl is the creator of www.raisingzoomer.com and the @raisingzoomer Instagram account, advocating for letting kids be kids in an environment where everything is for everyone. You can also follow Kyl on their personal Instagram account, @Kyl_Myers, where they provide bite-size gender studies lessons. Kyl has been featured in articles in international media, including New York Magazine, HuffPost UK, and MamaMia. Their first book, Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting just came out on September 8. I got to read the book before the release and I highly recommend it! It was amazing chatting with Kyl about growing up Mormon, gender creative parenting, gender stereotypes, recognizing our own internalized bigotry, and how we can cultivate a more inclusive, empowering world for everyone, including ourselves. I absolutely adore Kyl and I know you will too! Enjoy this awesome discussion! Guest: Dr. Kyl Myers Instagram: @Kyl_Myers (personal) @raisingzoomer (Gender Creative Parenting) Website: www.raisingzoomer.com Kyl’s Book: Raising Them The Strand: https://www.strandbooks.com/product/9781542003681?title=raising_them_our_adventure_in_gender_creative_parenting Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/raising-them-kyl-myers/1134799521?ean=9781542003681 Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/raising-them-our-adventure-in-gender-creative-parenting/9781542003674 Kyl’s Ted Talk: Want Gender Equality? Let's Get Creative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12t7PYilNQQ Get 10% Off Better Help www.betterhelp.com/blessedgay Your Host: Tyler Martin Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out! Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay www.haveablessedgay.com Email: haveablessedgay@gmail.com U.S. Helplines National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386 Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860
Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler talks with Dr. Eric Cervini, the award-winning historian of LGBTQ+ politics and culture. As an authority on 1960's gay activism, Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus and on the Board of Advisors of the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of gay American history. His new book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America, was released in June and made the New York Times Bestseller’s list. Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, The Deviant’s War unfolds over the course of the 1960's. It traces the forgotten ties that bound gay rights to the Black Freedom Movement, the New Left, lesbian activism, and trans resistance. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads; of shocking, byzantine public battles with Congress; of FBI informants; murder; betrayal; sex; love; and ultimately victory. Tyler chats with Eric about the importance of learning and sharing history, and how we can use history as a tool in our spiritual tool belt. Guest: Dr. Eric Cervini Instagram: @ericcervini Website: https://ericcervini.com/ Get 10% Off Better Help www.betterhelp.com/blessedgay Your Host: Tyler Martin Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out! Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay www.haveablessedgay.com Email: haveablessedgay@gmail.com U.S. Helplines National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386 Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860
Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Tyler briefly examines America’s alleged history of the separation of church and state. According to the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, America does not/will not have an official religion. However, Christianity has basically turned into the unofficial official religion of America, desperately trying to take control of the government. Christians have a long history of religious bullying. They were some of the first people to persecute jews, there's the horrific religious crusades, and then we have the religious persecution which led Europeans fleeing for America. Anyone else find that ironic and deeply depressing? Religion corrupting government can be traced back to our earliest knowledge of government. The story of leaders weaponizing religion is, honestly, a tired and overused plot in history. Like, let’s be more creative, shall we? We repeat this story, over and over, seemingly oblivious to that fact that it’s already happened before, thousands of times. So we can stop this cycle, join Tyler in analyzing religious freedom, religious corruption, political figures like Roger Williams, and the separation of church and state in America. Get 10% Off BetterHelp www.betterhelp.com/blessedgay Your Host: Tyler Martin Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out! Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay www.haveablessedgay.com Email: haveablessedgay@gmail.com U.S. Helplines National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386 Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860
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13 hours, 45 minutes
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