Rev. Dr. Patrick S. Cheng is an Episcopal priest in New York City. He serves as the associate rector at The Church of the Transfiguration, an Anglo-Catholic parish in Midtown Manhattan. In addition to his parish ministry, Patrick works for a national agency of the Episcopal Church. He is the author or co-editor of four books, including “Radical Love” (2011), “From Sin to Amazing Grace “(2012), and “Rainbow Theology” (2013). Patrick also serves on the board of trustees of the Anglican Theological Review.

Queer Asian Discipleship
By Rev. Dr. Patrick S. Cheng

What does it mean to be a queer Asian disciple of Christ? That is, what gifts might openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Asian Christians bring to the larger Body of Christ? I came out to my Mom some 25 years ago. I still remember that day as if it were yesterday. It was my senior year of college, and my Mom was visiting me in my dorm room.