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Devout + Out

Archipelago Productions, CBC Gem


Documentary & Factual - Web Non-Fiction

From Director Alex Josselyn Hamilton: I met my husband, Pip, half a decade ago. I was an atheist with no frame of reference for how someone could be openly queer and a person of faith, let alone a member of the priesthood. And I think the confused fascination that I experienced at the time is shared by most who meet him. It’s this same confusion that drives our show: How do queerness and the Church shake hands? Especially for those who have been hurt by the institution, why in the world did they stay? In the end, Pip’s story became an episode about healing and being the change you want to see. About denying a narrative that says you are not worthy of love - that you are not worthy of God’s love - and that real happiness can arise from the darkest of beginnings.