Keynote Address PYM Sessions

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Peterson Toscano at MicIn addition to presenting a workshop, performing for the young friends, and simply hanging out and enjoying fellow Quakers, Peterson will offer the keynote address at this year’s Annual Sessions of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers.)

Drawing on his own personal history having been an active part in a faith community that could not affirm him for being gay and in fact encouraged him to pursue harmful therapies to alter his sexuality and gender differences, Peterson will provide a framework for sane, rational, loving ways forward to build communities that are respectful and nurturing. Peterson will also bring in two of his major passions, the exploration of gender outlaws in the Bible and his unique message about the global climate crisis we face.

Sprinkled with humor and outbreaks of performance, this keynote address may not be typical, but in it Peterson seeks to presented a grounded, spiritual message specifically for those gathered at the PYM sessions.


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