Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M. is an ordained United Church minister who performed Canada’s first legalized same sex marriage. She is currently the minister at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith Justice and the Arts. Cheri is a Member of the Order of Canada, recognized for her contributions to provincial politics and for her lifelong advocacy of social justice. As the former Member of Provincial Parliament for Parkdale–High Park in Ontario, Cheri passed into law more pro-LGBTQ legislation than anyone in Canadian history. 

Join Cheri at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for online worship!

Tune in to The Radical Reverend radio show on CIUT 89.5 FM, on Apple Podcasts, or anywhere you get your podcasts!</p?

Trinity-St. Paul's Sunday Service - June 21, 2020

The Radical Reverend

Featured EPISODE


Original Sin: Religiosity, Same Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia is a multi-faith panel discussion in the Thomson Reuters Outlaws series for Pride Month. 

What do Christianity, Islam, and Judaism really say about being LGBTQ+? What role has religion played in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights? How can we constructively engage with those whose religious beliefs condemn being LGBTQ+? And how can organized religion be a force for LGBTQ+ love, acceptance, and justice?

The video version of this panel can be viewed here:

Hosted by:

Eric Marcus [@EricBMarcus], founder and chair of Stonewall 50 Consortium, and founder and host of the podcast Making Gay History


Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M. [@CheriDiNovo], Minister at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church

Rabbi Dr. Aviva Goldberg, Rabbi and cofounder of Congregation Shir Libeynu

Imam Daayiee Abdullah, founder of the Mecca Institute

Matthias Roberts [@matthiasroberts], producer of the Queerology podcast