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The service providers listed on this directory are not supervised by, an affiliate of, or employed by PrideMinistry.  The service providers on this directory work through their own Affirming ministries, houses of worship, communities, and/or private spiritual counseling or officiant services.  PrideMinistry assumes no responsibility, oversight, or supervision for them and has no part in the services that they provide.  

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Rev. Dr. Deb Berman, DMin LCSW
Rev. Dr. Deb Berman, DMin LCSW
Officiant -- BDSM, Kink, Leather, Fetish, Poly, LGBTQAI+, Alt Relationships - Founder and Spiritual Director of PrideMinistry

 

Namaste Beloved Community of Alternative Souls!

I am Rev. Dr. Deb Berman, the Founder, Spiritual Director, and Senior Minister of Pride Ministry.

I will work with you to create a truly beautiful and meaningful ceremony.   No ritual event is too small or too big.  Any venue is a holy site — a yoga studio, your living room, a neighborhood art space, a conference, synagogue, or the ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton.  What matters is that we bring love and support into that sacred space, and that your ceremony reflects your values, your story, and your amazing journey.

Here is a sample list of some of the types of ceremonies I officiate:

  • Coming Out
  • Gender Transition
  • Dead Name Burial
  • Poly Unions
  • Weddings (LGB, GNC, and more)
  • Collaring Ceremonies
  • Baby Blessings (Non-gendered language)
  • Consecration of New Home
  • Blessings and Benedictions for Sexuality-Positive Conferences
  • Opening up of Marriages/Relationships
  • Blessing of Play Spaces, Venues, and Events
  • Funerals and Memorial Services
  • Miscarriage and Infertility
  • Work or Personal Ventures
  • Surviving Abuse and Trauma
  • Grief and Mourning
  • Uncoupling
  • Uncollaring
  • Marking the End of a Relationship
  • Dedication of Affirming Businesses
  • And more

I am based in the NYC area and I travel to other states, regions, and countries to perform rituals and officiate sacred services and lifecycle events.

I invite you to contact me by sending an email to info@prideministry.com .

 

Pandita (Priestess) Kushmani Pratima S. Doobay
Pandita (Priestess) Kushmani Pratima S. Doobay
Spiritual Adviser, Motivational Speaker, Peer Counselor - LGBTQAI+ Affirming

Namaste,

My name is Pandita (Priestess) Kushmani Pratima S. Doobay. Presently, I am the resident Priestess for Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus; which is an organization that empowers Hindu American communities to live out the values of their faith through service, community transformation, and targeted advocacy work. Being a Priest, and practitioner of Hindu/Sanatan philosophy, I stand by very simplistic core values implemented by our Holy Testaments. Those values are: Ekatva: Inclusion, Unity and a place of Acceptance for all. Seva: service, Charity and to your world. Ahimsa: Peace, and Non-Violence in Thoughts, Words and Deeds. These simplistic ideals stem from the Upanishads and from the term “Vasudevam Kutumbakam” which means the World is One Family. With my platform and role as a Priestess in this world, I will spread these values, as we are all Divine Beings that belong in this World, and are all deserving of love, acceptance, help and kindness.

I am also a proud volunteer for the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) – which is a Queens, New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers and strengthens the marginalized voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of Caribbean origin and descent through advocacy, community organizing, education, cultural, and social programming.

I officiate various Hindu rituals and blessing ceremonies ranging from: Engagements. Weddings, Puja/God invocation for birthday’s, and different milestone celebrations. I am also a Trance Meditation instructor through the medium of Storytelling, and Mantra vibrational chanting. I am open to officiating in most spaces, as I believe any space on Mother Earth is worth invoking spirituality, and the presence of God and Divinity.

I also serve as a Spiritual adviser, Motivational speaker and offer peer counseling.

I am based in New York City and can travel as well to Officiate services.

I am best reached at: Kushmani.D@gmail.com

Rev. Yolanda
Rev. Yolanda
Officiant - LGBTQAI+, Alt Relationship, Alt Lifestyle, Alt Family Affirming

 

Rev. Yolanda is an award winning singer/songwriter/trans-femme genderqueer performance artist and interfaith minister, originally from Muscle Shoals Alabama. Her mission statement is: “Building Bridges of Love and Compassion between Diverse Communities through the Power of Inspirational Entertainment, Workshops, Weddings, Events, and Spiritual Counseling .”

I am an Interfaith Minister who graduated from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in NYC. I am fully licensed to perform weddings, funerals and baby blessings in your home or church or any setting you choose. Fees are flexible according to each circumstance. My work is custom designed for your particular needs from Pagan to God Optional to Traditional. My personal spiritual life is based on the book A Course In Miracles (www.acim.org). I serve the NYC metro area, and travel to other US locations by request.

Email:  yolanda@yolanda.net
Websites: www.yolanda.net and www.TheMightyCompanions.com
Facebook: facebook.com/revyolanda

 

NYC area and other U.S locations
Rev. Nathan Brisby
Rev. Nathan Brisby
LGBTQ+ Affirming

 

Rev. Nathan Brisby is an ordained Interfaith Minister and Interspiritual Counselor.

He currently leads the learning function for a large national arts organization, where he has developed and facilitated courses on self-care, complex stress, giving and receiving feedback, high impact client interactions, mindful leadership, trust building, and many others.

Prior to his work in animal welfare, he was on faculty at California State University Los Angeles, Azusa Pacific University, and St. John’s University, where he taught courses in communication and rhetoric. For over a decade, Nathan was also a professional actor and an award-winning musical theatre writer.

He is a certified grief counselor through the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Nathan also founded a not for profit, Broadway Gives Back, which connects non-profits with the Broadway community.

His private interspiritual counseling practice focuses on the spiritual needs of the animal welfare, Broadway, and LGBTQ+ communities.

Contact Information: nbrisby@gmail.com

 

 

Minister
Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz
Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz
Officiant -- LGBTQ Affirming

 

 

As an Interfaith/Interspiritual minister it is my great delight and joy to co-create with you a ceremonial blessing, wedding, commitment/union, funeral or memorial service that feels true to you and your beliefs. I am aware that many in the LGTBQ community have experienced spiritual wounding and outright hostility from organized religion. It is my desire to offer compassion and joy in the creation of a meaningful and memorable ceremony for you. I specialize in “outside of the box” ceremonies. I have performed ceremonies in the woods, in a maximum security prison, and a wedding that used lines from a movie (the Princess Bride). My goal is to allow you to have the best experience possible in the creation and delivery of your ceremony. I also specialize in the incorporation of Earth-based spiritual practices, such as the inclusion of the Four Directions and researching/performing ancient indigenous rites (such as a Mahuati knot-tying ceremony). I hope to have the privilege of helping you make your ceremony the most genuine reflection of your heart and spirit.

 

Email: drthaedafranz@gmail.com

Phone: (610) 308-9532

Website: betweenthetwotrees.com

Located in PA; will travel
Rev. Ronald Hunt
Rev. Ronald Hunt
Based in Schenectady, New York; works nationally / destination weddings and unions - Kink, BDSM, Alt Relationship/Lifestyle, LGBTQAI+ Affirming Officiant

Rev. Ronald Hunt is an Officiant based out of Schenectady, New York. He was trained at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute to provide the most spectacular and personalized services. He is also currently a teacher in their Officiating program. Ronald is passionate about helping people celebrate their special wedding or union ceremony and celebration exactly how they dreamed it to be. He is open to all of his clients’ needs, wishes, orientations, and relationship constellations, and can create a ceremony fit for any theme, whether that involves theatrical performances or whimsical Disney decor. Do you want a GoT or a hot air balloon union, commitment ceremony, or wedding? Ronald does that! Ronald believes that a lifecycle ceremony is an extraordinary event in our lives, and should be celebrated in full.

Services Offered:

Ron is open to hosting union and commitment ceremonies and weddings for people from nearly all religious backgrounds. He specializes in civil unions, non-religious ceremonies, single religion ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, rehearsals, and vow renewals. Some of the other services he offers are funerals, baby blessings and conscious uncoupling.

Customized vows
Licensed
Elegant smaller services
Larger events
Destination weddings

 

https://www.ido-idos.com

518-587-1468 Text/Call
Modern (ND) Minister and Life Cycle Celebrant
Rev. Stephen N. Symbolik III
Rev. Stephen N. Symbolik III
Officiant -- LGBTQ & Alt Relationship Affirming

I am an Interfaith/Interspiritual minister whose ministry is focused of helping others in their spiritual journeys, especially by performing lifecycle rituals, including blessings, weddings and unions, memorials, and funerals. My ministry is especially focused on those who have been hurt or wounded through negative and debilitating interactions with their churches, temples, or faith communities, or religion or spirituality in general. I’m especially sensitive to those in the LGBTQ community who have been marginalized and excluded. It is extraordinarily important that all persons have lifecycle events and ceremonies that are profoundly beautiful. My ministry is also heavily focused on gardening and art which are in and of themselves exercises in prayer and deep sources of blessing. Contact me and let’s create something!

Email address: revsymbolik@gmail.com
Contact number:  (330) 716-3281
WEBSITE : www.revsymbolik.com

 

Based in NYC; will travel

Network of Affirming Spiritual Counselors

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Rev. Dr. Deb Berman, DMin LCSW
Rev. Dr. Deb Berman, DMin LCSW
BDSM, Kink, Leather, Fetish, Poly, LGBTQAI+, Alt Relationships - Founder and Spiritual Director of PrideMinistry

Namaste Dear One!

I am the Rev. Dr. Deb Berman, DMin, LCSW, the Founder, Spiritual Director, and Senior Minister of Pride Ministry.  I am also an affirming licensed psychotherapist and counselor in private practice in New York City and online.

I invite you to reach out me via email at revdeb@prideministry.com to inquire about setting an appointment with me or getting a referral to a counselor in your area.

 

Pandita (Priestess) Kushmani Pratima S. Doobay
Pandita (Priestess) Kushmani Pratima S. Doobay
Spiritual Adviser, Motivational Speaker, Peer Counselor - LGBTQAI+ Affirming

Namaste,

My name is Pandita (Priestess) Kushmani Pratima S. Doobay. Presently, I am the resident Priestess for Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus; which is an organization that empowers Hindu American communities to live out the values of their faith through service, community transformation, and targeted advocacy work. Being a Priest, and practitioner of Hindu/Sanatan philosophy, I stand by very simplistic core values implemented by our Holy Testaments. Those values are: Ekatva: Inclusion, Unity and a place of Acceptance for all. Seva: service, Charity and to your world. Ahimsa: Peace, and Non-Violence in Thoughts, Words and Deeds. These simplistic ideals stem from the Upanishads and from the term “Vasudevam Kutumbakam” which means the World is One Family. With my platform and role as a Priestess in this world, I will spread these values, as we are all Divine Beings that belong in this World, and are all deserving of love, acceptance, help and kindness.

I am also a proud volunteer for the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) – which is a Queens, New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers and strengthens the marginalized voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of Caribbean origin and descent through advocacy, community organizing, education, cultural, and social programming.

I officiate various Hindu rituals and blessing ceremonies ranging from: Engagements. Weddings, Puja/God invocation for birthday’s, and different milestone celebrations. I am also a Trance Meditation instructor through the medium of Storytelling, and Mantra vibrational chanting. I am open to officiating in most spaces, as I believe any space on Mother Earth is worth invoking spirituality, and the presence of God and Divinity.

I also serve as a Spiritual adviser, Motivational speaker and offer peer counseling.

I am based in New York City and can travel as well to Officiate services.

I am best reached at: Kushmani.D@gmail.com

Rev. Oz Ashki
Rev. Oz Ashki
Certified Coach, Interspiritual Counselor online and in person NYC / London. - Alt Relationship, LGBTQAI+, Non Conforming Affiriming
I work with the certitude that you are enough, worthy and loved and will work with you towards a healthier presence. As coach, interfaith minister and interspiritual counselor, I will support you in transforming situations that are toxic for your well-being and that weigh you down. I listen without judgment but with an energy of welcome, Love and acceptance. In drawing from life experiences in extreme situations of crisis, I have learned many ways to not just survive – but to thrive, including being kinder to oneself and applying appropriate self-care.
More than a decade of multifaceted experience in humanitarian work across the world in different cultures and mindfulness practices has given me deep psychological insights and spiritual perspectives into human potential. I am also a certified yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, a volunteer mentor for young, female-identifying leaders, and the Founder of VerityCoaching.
My practice welcomes diversity, be it in spiritual, professional, cultural, relationship, sexuality, or gender identities, or any other ‘category’ that yearns for fluidity and non-conformity. I am a practicing Sufi in a tradition of Love, Respect and Acceptance of all. Myself a life-long nomad and a multi-lingual student of cultures, I understand that being ‘other’ is what brings you abundance. I am an Affiliated Ordained Interfaith / Interspiritual Minister with One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

Email info@veritycoaching.co.uk
Website: www.veritycoaching.co.uk
Cell (text only): (646) 320-9400

Rev. Yolanda
Rev. Yolanda
Spiritual Counselor - LGBTQAI+, Alt Relationships, Alt Families, Alt Lifestyles, Allies

 

Rev. Yolanda is an award winning singer/songwriter/trans-femme genderqueer performance artist and interfaith minister, originally from Muscle Shoals Alabama. Her mission statement is: “Building Bridges of Love and Compassion between Diverse Communities through the Power of Inspirational Entertainment, Workshops, Weddings, Events, and Spiritual Counseling .”

My work is based on the book A Course In Miracles and I have been trained in various spiritual and group facilitation modalities by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Vermont Cares (AIDS Services Organization), Gender R Us (a Trans support group), Church With A 2 Drink Minimum, TLDEF (transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund). Outright (LGBTQAI youth organization), and Bear Your Soul (an adult gay male body positive workshop). I serve the NYC metro area, and travel to other US locations by request.

Email:  yolanda@yolanda.net
Websites: www.yolanda.net and www.TheMightyCompanions.com
Facebook: facebook.com/revyolanda

 

Online or in-person sessions
Rev. Nathan Brisby
Rev. Nathan Brisby

 

Rev. Nathan Brisby is an ordained Interfaith Minister and Interspiritual Counselor.

He currently leads the learning function for a large national arts organization, where he has developed and facilitated courses on self-care, complex stress, giving and receiving feedback, high impact client interactions, mindful leadership, trust building, and many others.

Prior to his work in animal welfare, he was on faculty at California State University Los Angeles, Azusa Pacific University, and St. John’s University, where he taught courses in communication and rhetoric. For over a decade, Nathan was also a professional actor and an award-winning musical theatre writer.

He is a certified grief counselor through the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Nathan also founded a not for profit, Broadway Gives Back, which connects non-profits with the Broadway community.

His private interspiritual counseling practice focuses on the spiritual needs of the animal welfare, Broadway, and LGBTQ+ communities.

Contact Information: send an email to nbrisby@gmail.com

LGBTQ+ Affirming Minister & Counselor
Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz
Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz
Based in the Reading, PA area - online counseling - LGBTQ Affirming Counselor

 

I am thrilled to be able to offer spiritual counseling services to anyone who is interested in healing their mind, body, and soul through the exploration of emotion and faith. I am the Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz. I am a trained mental health practitioner, with a Ph. D in counseling and I am also an Interfaith Minister (2018 seminary graduate of One Spirit Interfaith Alliance ). My work with people comes from a deep desire to see each person come to the awareness of their true worth and their belovedness. I have a particular affinity for people who believe they are “too intellectual” to be spiritual.

Email address: drthaedafranz@gmail.com
Contact number: 610-308-9532
WEBSITE : www.betweenthetwotrees.com

Joanne Leffeld
Joanne Leffeld
NYC, Woodstock, Online - Alt, Poly, Kink, LGB, Queer, Transgender Affirming Holistic Financial Counselor

Hello!  I am Joanne Leffeld, otherwise known as the “Moolah Doula.”  I help people give birth to a healthier relationship with money.  I work with individuals as well as couples and diverse relationship and family constellations.  I look forward to connecting with you!  I invite you to reach out to me for a free consultation.

I began my career as a CFP working in the NY metropolitan area.  Now that my children are grown, I have created a unique method working with clients offering a holistic approach to the highly charged relationship we have with money.  My primary goal is to educate and empower clients and help remove shame and fear as well as feelings of insecurity about saving, budgeting and investing.

website: joanneleffeld.com

Email: joanne@joanneleffeld.com

phone: (845)706-4145