Hi, I’m Matthias!
I know what it is like to want to explore faith but feel like I can’t because I’m queer.
I used to believe that the two couldn’t co-exist. Like many people, I was taught the lie that gender and sexual minorities can’t be part of faith communities, and that sexual expression outside of heterosexual marriage is sinful. Yet, when I realized that I was queer, I started digging deeper into these theologies. What I found was people in the church have been gravely wrong. Now, I create resources to help people fight bad theology so that we might live confident and fulfilling lives.
Want to join me?
Matthias Roberts (he/him) is a queer psychotherapist, podcaster, and author of Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms (Fortress/Broadleaf, 2020.) He hosts Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being and co-hosts Selfie alongside fellow therapist Kristen Howerton. Matthias holds two master’s degrees, one in Theology & Culture and one in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
Matthias’ work has been featured by O: The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Woman’s Day, Sojourners, The Seattle Times, and many others. He is a Fellow at the Allender Center, a nonprofit helping survivors of trauma and abuse heal by stepping courageously into their stories of pain and harm. In his psychotherapy practice, Matthias specializes in helping LGBTQ+ people recover from religious and spiritual trauma so they might live confident and fulfilling lives.
Matthias writes and speaks nationwide about the intersections between gender, sexuality, mental health, and theology. His newest book, Holy Runaways will release in Fall 2023.
Find Matthias on Twitter, @matthiasroberts