Seattle Pride Interfaith Panel

at Seattle Pride

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Rabbi Michaelson will be part of an interfaith panel on queer identity, religion, and spirituality taking place at 12pm PT, online.

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The panel features:

Rev Erika Allison (she/her) – Moderator.  Ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister (New England) Rev Erika Allison is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual
minister who helps people recover from religious and spiritual wounding and live authentic, enthusiastic joyful lives. She is the author of the book Gay the Pray Away: Healing Your Life, Love, and Relationships from the Harms of LGBT Conversion Therapy. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Education and has studied many energy-based healing modalities.


sonj basha (they/them). Founder of *ULIB: Unlearning & Liberation (Seattle), sonj basha is a creative director, facilitator, and consultant based out of Seattle, WA. sonj works with teams, movements, and organizations to build capacity to bring forth a more thriving, just, and sustainable world. Thirty three years of living as an underserved queer & Muslim immigrant has elicited a lifetime of learning how to bring deep cultural strategy to the forefront of their solutionary leadership.


Pratima Kushmani Shridevi Doobay (she/her). Yogini/Priestess (New York City) Pratima Kushmani Shridevi Doobay is a Spiritualist, Priestess, Sacred Artist, vibrationalist, organizer, activist and Human. Her passion is to spread love and light through vibrance, empowerment and helping herself and everyone reclaim their rightful place in this world.


Rev. Dr. Jay Emerson Johnson (he/him) Priest and Theologian Jay Emerson Johnson is a priest in the Episcopal Church and a published theologian who has taught queer religious studies in a seminary and coordinated a graduate certificate program in sexuality and religion. He recently returned to full-time parish ministry where he hopes to cultivate a spiritual community devoted to the intersections of ecological renewal and LGBT-related advocacy.


Dr. Jay Michaelson (he/him) Author & Activist Jay Michaelson is a research fellow at the Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion, as well as a bestselling author, journalist & meditation teacher. He holds a PhD in Jewish Thought and a JD from Yale. His 2011 book, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Jay was a professional queer activist for ten years, founding two queer Jewish organizations, Nehirim and Eshel.


Diane Robertson (she/her) Associate Minister of Seattle Unity. Having been raised in Unity is a gift that provided Diane a strong foundation on her spiritual journey. As a bisexual woman, Diane has been incredibly grateful for a spiritual community that not only accepts, but also celebrates her exactly for who she is. That is a gift that she loves being able to give to others in a spiritual community setting and beyond.