Everyone uses labels to make sense of the world. But when do sexual identity labels — for ourselves and others — do more damage than good? What parts of the story are sacrificed for our insistent labels?

Tom and Elliott welcome back Frank for a serious discussion on labels. We talk Side A/B/X/Y, our personal journeys with our preferred labels-of-choice, and ultimately why we hate labels so much. It’s our most #funnoying episode yet with several articles and stories referenced (links below). We hope you enjoy it!

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Enjoy the episode below! And don’t forget to comment. Do you have a preferred label of choice? How have your own labels evolved over the years? How do you respond to people of faith using other labels? Have you experienced a shutdown of conversation and story because of a label? And most importantly: what’s your game-winning strategy for Settlers of Catan?

LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Tom’s posts: yourotherbrothers.com/author/tom

Elliott’s posts: yourotherbrothers.com/author/elliott

Frank’s posts: yourotherbrothers.com/author/frank

Gabriel Blanchard’s blog post on Side A/B/X/Y: https://mudbloodcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/03/gay-and-catholic-part-i-gaystation-two.html?m=1

Tom’s book, Struggle Centralhttp://a.co/ijaaPlo

Tom’s appearance on Brian Peyton Joyner’s podcast, “Be the Bridge”: https://brianpeytonjoyner.com/blog/podcast/thomas-mark-zuniga-struggles-sex-attractions-faith-masculinity/

Mike Lamele’s blog, “How a Straight Man in a Gay Relationship Made it Work”: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/straight-man-gay-relationship-works-jvinc/

Benjamin L. Corey’s blog, “The Danger of a Christian Label (A Post About Judging)”: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/the-danger-of-a-christian-label-a-post-about-judging/

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