Transgender Day of Remembrance spiritual art shows transwoman crucified in LGBT Stations of the Cross by Mary Button

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Spiritual resources

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) commemorates those who were killed due to anti-transgender prejudice. Spiritual and religious resources...
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Dance of the 41 Queers)by Jose Guadalupe Posada

Dance of the 41 Queers: Police raid on Mexican drag ball remembered

Police arrested 41 men at a Mexico City drag ball known as the Dance of the 41 Queers in a notorious police raid on Nov. 17-18, 1901. The raid...
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LGBTQ guide to AAR and SBL Annual Meetings 2017

Dozens of LGBTQ events are planned for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)...
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Richard Sibbes

Richard Sibbes: Queer Puritan theologian for the LGBTQ community?

Richard Sibbes was a 17th-century English Puritan who never married, nurtured close male friendships, wore extravagantly lacy clothing and preached...
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Thomasine Hall

Thomas(ine) Hall: Intersex in colonial America

Thomas(ine) Hall was an intersex person in 17th-century colonial America who caused controversy by switching back and forth between genders. The...
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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.

LGBTQ guide to AAR and SBL Annual Meetings 2017

Dozens of LGBTQ events are planned for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Nov. 18-21 in Boston, Massachusetts. Here is a guide to the highlights. Scholars will cover everything from queering Martin...

Thomas(ine) Hall: Intersex in colonial America

Thomas(ine) Hall was an intersex person in 17th-century colonial America who caused controversy by switching back and forth between genders. The Jamestown court ruled that Hall was both “a man and a woman” and ordered him/her to wear male and female clothing...

Spirit Day: Stand up to bullying of LGBTQ youth

People are speaking out against bullying of LGBTQ youth for Spirit Day (Oct. 19, 2017). Spirit Day happens every year on the third Thursday of October.  It was started in 2010 by Brittany McMillan, a 16-year-old Canadian girl, in response to high-profile suicides by...

Come out for equality on National Coming Out Day

Coming out the closet as a lesbian had a huge impact on my life, so I celebrate National Coming Out Day with a short video of my personal story, an excerpt from my coming-out guidebook, and worship resources. Every year on Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day encourages...

Rumi: Poet and Sufi mystic inspired by same-sex love

Rumi is a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic whose love for another man inspired some of the world’s best poems and led to the creation of a new religious order, the Whirling Dervishes. He was born Sept. 30, 1207 in Afghanistan. With sensuous beauty and deep...

FannyAnn Eddy: Lesbian martyr in Africa

FannyAnn Eddy was a major activist for LGBTQ rights in her native Sierra Leone and the rest of Africa. She was murdered on Sept. 29, 2004. Nobody was ever convicted of the crime. She founded the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association in 2002 and advocated for LGBTQ...
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