Marcella Althaus-Reid portrait in Rainy Hall, photo by Alexander Chowq

Marcella Althaus-Reid portrait displayed at University of Edinburgh

A new portrait of queer Latina theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid was put on display recently at New College School of Divinity at the University of...
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Christina Rossetti: Queer writer of Christmas carols and lesbian poetry

  Christina Georgina Rossetti was a 19th-century English poet whose work ranged from Christmas carols to sensuous lesbian love poetry. A devout...
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Bangladesh LGBTQ martyrs Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar

Bangladesh LGBTQ martyrs: Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar

  LGBTQ activists Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar were hacked to death for being “pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality in...
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Earth Day: LGBTQ theologians join in protecting the environment

Protection of the environment is celebrated today on Earth Day (April 22) by people around the world, including queer theologians. LGBTQ Christians...
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Day of Silence Prayer: Stop bullying God’s LGBTQ youth

A prayer by Jesus in Love founder Kittredge Cherry is one of the few religious voices supporting Day of Silence, a national student-led protest of...
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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.

Adrienne Rich: lesbian poet with spiritual impulses

Adrienne Rich was a lesbian feminist with spiritual impulses and one of the most influential poets of the 20th century. She died on March 27, 2012 at age 82. Her writing was a guiding light to me and countless others, both people of faith and secular readers. The...

A same-sex marriage ceremony in… Renaissance Rome?

By Gary Ferguson, University of Virginia In the late 16th century, the famous French essayist Michel de Montaigne wrote about two marriages between people of the same sex. The first involved women in eastern France, the second a group of men in Rome. At the time,...

Marcella Althaus-Reid: Queer theology pioneer

Marcella Althaus-Reid was a queer theologian whose controversial books include “Indecent Theology” and “The Queer God.” Born in Argentina, she became the first woman appointed to a chair in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006. She...

Saint Valentine: Marriage equality role model

Marriage equality has a surprising role model in Saint Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman priest who defied the restrictive marriage laws of his era to bless couples who were forbidden to marry. His feast day is, of course,  Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Saint Valentine was...

Saints Polyeuct and Nearchus: Brothers by affection

Saints Polyeuct and Nearchus were Roman soldiers in 3rd-century Armenia and “brothers by affection.” They are a prime example of same-sex lovers in the early church. Polyeuct’s feast day is Feb. 13. The earliest account of Polyeuct’s martyrdom, a 4th-century Armenian...

Holocaust Remembrance: We all wear the triangle

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27) honors the victims of the Nazi era, including the estimated 5,000 to 60,000 sent to concentration camps for homosexuality. The United Nations set the date as the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau,...
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