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Gaga-4-God! (Canceled)
Gaga-4-God! (Canceled)

Sat, Jun 10


Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga Library

Gaga-4-God! (Canceled)

Unfortunately, since we did not meet the minimum number of registrants required, this event has been canceled. In this FREE Pride-themed academic session, we will study the notions of QUEER THEOLOGY by reflecting on the careers of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Lil Nas X.

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Time & Location

Jun 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga Library, 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield, OH 44143, USA

About The Event

Get ready for an explosive fusion of LGBTQ+ Pride and mind-blowing theology at the unmissable workshop, "Gaga-4-God!"  Accompany Russ Tripi, professor of "Theologies of Sex, Gender, and Identity" from John Carroll University, as he unveils the hidden treasures of "Queer Theology." Brace yourself for a wild ride through the musical careers of the iconic Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Lil Nas X, as we unravel the divine secrets hidden within their chart-topping hits.  Don't wait—secure your spot for an unforgettable experience that will revolutionize your faith, challenge conventions, and ignite your creative spirit!

  • Free and open to all.  
  • Preregistration required. (Must meet minimum number for the event to go on.)
  • Some content may not be suitable for younger audiences.
  • This is a nondenominational presentation.
  • Presented through an affirmative lens of LGBTQ-Christian identities.
  • Official "Pride in the CLE" community benefit partner!
  • Special location: Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga Public Library (Large Meeting Room 100)
  • For questions, please contact Russ Tripi:

About the Concept:

This event is part of our "Saturday Sessions" workshop series.  Join Russ Tripi, renowned for his energetic, fast-paced, and theatrical style, as he brings the fascinating world of religious studies to life. With his unique blend of wit and humor, Russ engages the audience in a lively exploration of thought-provoking topics. Whether you're a seasoned scholar or new to the subject, these sessions are designed to captivate and inspire individuals of all ages and educational backgrounds. Don't miss your chance to be part of this incredible journey of learning and laughter!

About the Speaker:

Russ Tripi (he/him/his) is currently the Director of Religious Education at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, as well as a professor of religious studies at John Carroll University.  He possesses a BA and MA in Theology & Religious Studies from John Carroll University and has over twenty years of professional experience teaching at the high school and college levels. He has published and contributed to countless curricula all over the United States and continues to host a popular YouTube channel for the purpose of making theology fun and accessible to the 21st-century learner.

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