Acts 16

The Wizard of Oz is a queer cultural iconic film, so much so that the phrase ‘friends of Dorothy’ has been popularised to signify members of the LGBTQ+ community. The film is extravagant, bold, colourful and narrates the transformation of characters through their relationships. To me, there’s something very camp that screams ‘yellow brick road’ in the opening to Acts 16, as Paul and Silas embark on their journey. Chapter 16 of Acts describes numerous encounters with various characters that give them signs and shape their mission. Paul and Silas meet Timothy, Lydia, the enslaved woman and the jailor. The