Saints Boris and George the Hungarian by Robert Lentz

Boris and George: Russian saints united in love and death

Boris, a popular medieval saint in Russia and Ukraine, loved his servant George the Hungarian so much that he gave him a magnificent gold necklace....
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Symeon and John by Jim Ru

Symeon of Emesa and John: Holy fool and hermit who loved each other

Sixth-century Syrian monks Symeon and John were joined in a same-sex union and lived together as desert-dwelling hermits for 29 years. After a...
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Saint Wilgefortis, Wissant, France

Saint Wilgefortis: Holy bearded woman fascinates for centuries

Saint Wilgefortis prayed to avoid marriage to a pagan king — and her prayers were answered when she grew a beard! This gender-bending virgin...
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LGBTQ+ flags make a colorful cross of diversity and creativity

  Discover the history and artistry of the LGBTQ community through the symbolism and stories behind its many flags. Read between the lines of...
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“Judith and Her Maidservant” by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi paints strong Biblical women

Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi inspires many with her paintings of strong Biblical women — created despite the discrimination and sexual...
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Q Spirit presents LGBTQ spirituality through the Jesus in Love Blog. Saints, history, books, art and more are covered in articles by lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry.

Artemisia Gentileschi paints strong Biblical women

Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi inspires many with her paintings of strong Biblical women — created despite the discrimination and sexual violence that she faced as a woman in 17th-century Italy. She was born on July 8, 1593. Although Gentileschi was...

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Pride Month offering goal reached! A big thank-you to all 11 donors — and everyone else who shared, liked, clicked and prayed to support my work for LGBTQ spirituality and the arts. Click here for their names and comments. You can still send extra support by...
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