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Performance and speaker: Peterson Toscano at PSU

Everything is Connected
An Evening of Stories, Most Weird, Many True

Experience the artful, playful, outrageously funny, and deeply moving storytelling craft of Peterson Toscano. Connecting issues and ideas to personal experiences, literature, science, and even the odd Bible story, Peterson takes his audience on an off-beat mental mind trip. A shapeshifter, he transforms right before your eyes into a whole cast of comic characters who explore the serious worlds of gender, sexuality, privilege, religion, and a very queer response to climate change.
Peterson Toscano‘s unique personal journey led him into performance art. After spending 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to de-gay himself through gay conversion therapy, he came to his senses and came out a quirky queer Quaker concerned with human rights and comedy. He asks himself and his audiences unusual and stimulating questions: Who are the gender outlaws in the Bible? What is a queer response to climate change? and How can comedy help us better understand our most tragic losses? Peterson is on a mission to connect with his audiences in deeply personal ways stirring up hope and purpose in a rapidly changing world. Peterson is the host of Citizens’ Climate Radio and the curator of the climatestew.com He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his husband, Glen Retief.
Sponsored and hosted by the Sustainability Institute of PSU
Cosponsors include:
LGBTQA Student Resource Center
Penn State’s Sustainability Institute
Penn State Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light
Sierra Club Moshannon Group
Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Interview with Peterson Toscano posted here.