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Coming Out in Jamband Communities: A Queer Psychedelic History

Wednesday, August 26th from 12-1:30pm PST Featuring Steve Silberman in conversation with Jesse Jarnow  REGISTER HERE The communities of fans that grew up around improvising...

Where are all the Queer People?

Gregory Wells has been out of the closet since he was 16, but the process of coming out, he says, is never really over....

A Homosexual Marriage Experience in Santo Daime

Five years ago, we got married in Rio de Janeiro in a religious ritual of Santo Daime. Recently, Shelby Hartman published an article in...

10 Calls to Action: Toward an LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychedelic Therapy

Combating Heteronormative Paradigms in Psychedelic Science To my friends in the psychedelic community: we have rainbow skeletons in our closet. Many people do not realize...

I have HIV and ayahuasca and psilocybin have saved me

While I was in the jungle seeing if plant medicines could help my diagnosis, I remember my maestra asking me, “Well, how did you catch it?”...

Queer Voices Speak to the New Psychedelia

We listened to a critique of the limitations of mystical experience definitions when they are done solely through the lens of being white, straight,...

What can we learn from studying psychedelics in special populations?

Are gay people, women, and people of color so different that psychedelics would have such dissimilar action on them that it would warrant separate...

Why LGBTQI+ Members are Creating Their Own Ayahuasca Circles

In recent years, there’s been a growing conversation in the psychedelic community about how to make psychedelic spaces more inclusive. Last year, the Multidisciplinary Association...

Why We’re Starting the Conversation Around Queerness and Psychedelics

As a kid growing up in suburban New Jersey, Steve Silberman was just beginning to get into counterculture when he stumbled upon an interview with the...

Six Playful Lessons from a Transgender Journey Through Ayahuasca Integration

Most journeys start with one step, but the beginning of my transgender journey began with an emphatic, “No!” In the dark finale of an ayahuasca ceremony, I...
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