Jesus’s complicated identity shows us a path toward queer welcome. Queering welcome is an invitation to call into question what identity is—how we use it to limit and restrict, welcome and reject people. It destabilizes and refashions identities not as strict categories but as multiplicities and subjectivities. It unmakes and remakes psyches. It has impacts on the subconscious and consciousness. It undermines the larger systems and inserts itself into the struggle within ordinary, everyday conflicts.
I wear my collar intentionally. I believe I do have a certain amount of control over my image, and the way I represent myself, and how people read me. So, whenever I showed up at social justice events I felt it important to tie my racial/ethnic identity to my faith and to my vocation.