John Linscheid is the inaugural recipient of the Martin Rock Award, for his dedication to the queer community.
Gay old soul, John learns a bit more each day from his gay old soulmate, Ken, his friends, family, and life generally. A writer and activist, John has been an author, editor, pastor, amateur artist, burger flipper, factory worker, and staff assistant in the course of his 60 plus years. Over 30 have been spent with his gay old soulmate, with whom he has led workshops, made presentations, built a labyrinth, planted trees, raised stones, and sought out the company of spirited queer folk–particularly men. They have become fixtures at Germantown Mennonite Church, America’s oldest Mennonite congregation and now one of its most progressive. Experience places John in the mystical spectrum of both Queer and Christian spirituality. He is learning to let the body teach as much as the spirit. So the lessons continue–discovering more and more each day how to truly live his queer life.
publications & blog
John's blog, Gay Old Souls, features work "drawing on queer spirit through progressing age."
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