Helping awaken others to community through creative storytelling practices.
Greg Thompson uses storytelling to open up conversations about LGBTQIA+ spirituality. Greg is intimately familiar with this subject after coming out as gay while being a practicing Roman Catholic all his life. While wrestling with his sexuality, Greg turned toward the stories of his friends who had come out before him, finding that their expressions of faith were much like his own.
Greg has his Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School, where he researched storytelling techniques for honoring LGBTQIA+ spirituality and fostering more deeply connected communities. He has traveled to Northern Ireland to study studytelling work with theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama, and is certified as a story exchange facilitator through Narrative 4.
In 2018, Greg launched his podcast, Out Loud: LGBT Stories of Faith, where he hosts conversations of faith, community and the divine with LGBTQIA+ individuals. His interviews bring multiple faith backgrounds into the conversation ranging from the traditional to the “spiritual but not religious,” while always remaining on the side of affirming LGBTQIA+ relationships.
Greg lives in Nashville, TN with his partner, Michael.