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Q Spirit celebrates religious and spiritual holidays, events in LGBTQ history, holy days, feast days, festivals, anniversaries, liturgical seasons and other occasions of special interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and allies. Articles were written by Kittredge Cherry for the Jesus in Love Blog.

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Stonewall Rebellion in It was Beautiful by Douglas Blanchard

Stonewall Rebellion in “It was Beautiful” by Douglas Blanchard

Dutch massacre of sodomites in Amsterdam in 1730-31

Ash Wednesday: Queer martyrs executed for homosexuality rise from the ashes

For Ash Wednesday queer martyrs rise from the ashes as Q Spirit recalls the thousands who were executed for homosexuality throughout history. Many...
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Kittredge Cherry with rainbow quilt and purple flowers

My queer faith calls me to be a virtual voice in the wilderness

My queer faith calls me to be a virtual voice crying in the wilderness of the Web. I do it by blogging. I am in the sometimes-lonely borderlands,...
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Holy Priest Anonymous One of Sachsenhausen by William Hart McNichols

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...
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“The Dream of the Magi,” Salzburg Missal

Queer Epiphany: Three kings or three queens?

Reimagining the three kings as queer or female gives fresh meaning to Epiphany, a holiday celebrating the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus. It is...
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Rainbow Candles LGBTQ Bridge of Light by Kittredge Cherry

Welcome the New Year with rainbow candles! Bridge of Light honors LGBTQ culture

Welcome the new year by lighting rainbow candles for Bridge of Light, a new winter holiday honoring LGBTQ culture. People celebrate Bridge of Light...
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Jan. 1 – Bridge of Light: Welcome the New Year with rainbow candles!

Jan. 6 – Epiphany: 3 kings or 3 queens?

Jan. 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day: We all wear the triangle

Feb/Mar – Ash Wednesday:  Queer martyrs rise from the ashes

Mar/Apr – Holy Week: Gay Passion of Christ series with art by Douglas Blanchard

Mar/Apr – Palm Sunday: Jesus enters the city

Mar/Apr – Easter: Jesus rises

Mar. 25 – Annunciation Day: Mary’s ecstasy

Mar. 31 – Transgender Day of Visibiity

April – Day of Silence: Stop bullying God’s LGBTQ youth

April 22 – Earth Day: LGBTQ theologians join in protecting the environment

May/June – Ascension Day: Jesus Returns to God

May/June – Pentecost: Holy Spirit brings LGBTQ visions

May/June – Trinity Sunday: Holy Spirit blesses same-sex couple

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia

June – LGBT Pride Month: Saints of Stonewall launched liberation movement

June – Pride Month: LGBT flag reveals the queer Christ in Rainbow Christ Prayer

June – LGBTQ+ Pride flags make a colorful cross of diversity and creativity

June 12 – Pulse Orlando shooting: 50 killed at gay nightclub

June 24 – UpStairs Lounge fire: 32 killed in deadly attack on LGBTQ people

July 4 – Independence Day: Clergy picketed for LGBTQ equality in 1965-69 Annual Reminder protests

Aug. 15 – Feast of Assumption has lesbian goddess roots

October – Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Queer Saint Tibira and two-spirit Native Americans remembered

October – Columbus Day: Two-spirit Native American bridge genders

Oct. 11 – National Coming Out Day: Come out for LGBTQ equality

Oct. 20 – Spirit Day: Stand up to bullying of LGBTQ youth

Oct. 26 – Intersex Awareness Day

Nov. 1 – All Saints Day: Why we need LGBTQ saints: A queer theology of sainthood

Nov. 1 – All Saints Day: LGBTQ-friendly memorial for All Saints, All Souls and Day of the Dead

Nov. 8 – Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day)

Nov. 17 – Dance of the 41 Queers: Police raid on Mexican drag ball remembered

Nov. 17 – JesusInLove.org launched (2005)

Nov. 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. (4th Thursday) – Thanksgiving: Richard Sibbes: Queer Puritan theologian for the LGBTQ community?

Nov/Dec – Advent: Waiting for the queer face of God

Dec. 1 – World AIDS Day: AIDS spiritual resources connect Christ, saints and HIV

Dec – Queer Nativity shows love makes a family

Dec – Gay and lesbian Nativity cards and ornaments available

Dec. 25 – Queer cheer: LGBTQ Christmas highlights

Dec. 26-Jan.1 – Kwanzaa: Queer black Jesus icon honors African American holiday

Dec. 28 – Holy Innocents Day: Queer genocide?

Dec. 31 – Bridge of Light: New Year’s Eve celebration with rainbow candles

Queer Epiphany: Three kings or three queens?

Reimagining the three kings as queer or female gives fresh meaning to Epiphany, a holiday celebrating the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus. It is observed on Jan. 6. The word “epiphany” also refers to a sudden, intuitive perception. By looking at the Bible and...

Queer cheer for Christmas: Make the Yuletide gay

Find queer cheer in this round-up of LGBTQ Christmas highlights from the Jesus in Love Blog at Q Spirit.. Clicking the headlines below for queer Christmas songs, a gay baby Jesus, love between good King Wenceslas and his page, lesbian Madonnas, carol composer...

Queer Nativity scenes show love makes a family

Controversy erupts over a queer Nativity scene every year at Christmastime. In 2017 the debate focuses on a semi-naked man in a Vatican Nativity and two pink-robed Josephs set up as lawn ornaments with the baby Jesus in a Los Angeles yard. Critics attacked the gay...

Top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2017 named

Check out the top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2017 — including queer theology, Bible, history, memoir, and church life by diverse authors. The list was announced today by lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry on the Jesus in Love Blog at Qspirit.net. “This...