M Barclay — Breaking the Binary

M Barclay is the first non-binary trans person commissioned as deacon in the United Methodist Church. In this episode, we follow M over their 12 year path to ordination. Along the way M opens up about coming out… twice, dealing with public rejection and the turmoils of love.

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Kaleidoscope explores life in America at the intersection of faith, identity and social engagement.

In intimate conversations with activists, entertainers, authors and spiritual leaders, journalist Deborah Jian Lee unpacks stories about love, life, faith and justice in dangerous times. Prepare to laugh, think and be transformed as we explore the paths our guests have taken to become more true to themselves, more fully awake and more deeply engaged in this wild world.

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