02/03/2020 OUT cast


02/03/2020 OUT cast


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Part 2 of Marvin Ellison and Tamara Torres McGovern's Queer Spirit series on OUT Cast.

Rev. Tamara Torres McGovern experiences God in a great many places, but she is particularly interested in how the Divine expresses itself in and through our embodiment. As a massage therapist, yoga instructor, ritual weaver and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ she has had the opportunity to work with people at all ages and stages of life. Through these diverse modalities Rev. Tamara seeks justice in the body-- both at an individual and collective level. A native Spanish speaker, during her time as a student at Union Theological Seminary, Rev. Tamara spent time on the U.S./Mexico border exploring the theology embedded in people's border crossing narratives. Since then she has pastored in several communities including her current role at Woodfords Congregational Church. Rev. Tamara also serves as a Community Spiritual Advisor for Arise Portland, an emergent inter-spiritual community. She lives in Portland, Maine with her wonderful partner, their full-of-feelings toddler, and their neurotic-but-lovable dog.

Marvin Ellison, a scholar-activist and educator for justice, is an ordained Presbyterian minister who taught Christian social ethics for more than three decades at Bangor Theological Seminary. He founded Maine's Religious Coalition Against Discrimination and also the Maine Interfaith Council for Reproductive Choices. Currently, he serves as a volunteer chaplain at Planned Parenthood and as a board member of the Eleanor Humes Haney Fund, which supports grassroots social justice initiatives throughout Maine.

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University of Southern Maine


Portland, ME


LGBTQ, WMPG, OUT cast, Tamara Torres McGovern, Marvin Ellison, Queer Spirit series


Cultural History | Digital Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

02/03/2020 OUT cast