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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.

Stonewall Rebellion in It was Beautiful by Douglas Blanchard

Stonewall Rebellion in “It was Beautiful” by Douglas Blanchard

AIDS spiritual resources show AIDS Christ by Tobias Haller

AIDS spiritual resources: Art connects Christ, saints and HIV on World AIDS Day

AIDS spiritual resources for World AIDS Day include prayers, artwork, books, and icons such as Jesus wearing a red ribbon and patron saints of the...
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Advent wreath from All Saints Episcopal Church

Advent: Waiting for the queer face of God

Advent celebrates the mystery of the Word made flesh — an important concept in queer spirituality. LGBTQ people are creating new ways to honor...
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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. Transgender visions in art, theater,...
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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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Candles

LGBTQ-friendly memorial for All Saints, All Souls and Day of the Dead

Welcome to Q Spirit’s LGBTQ-friendly online memorial. Many believe that the souls of the dead are visiting this weekend for All Hallow’s Eve...
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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/Easter: Gay Passion of Christ series with art by Douglas Blanchard

Mar 25 – Annunciation Day: Mary’s ecstasy

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

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

May/June – Pentecost: Holy Spirit brings LGBT visions

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

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

Aug. 15 – Feast of Assumption has lesbian goddess roots

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

Oct. 11 – National Coming Out Day

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

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

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: LGBT pilgrims are everywhere

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. 25 – Queer Christmas favorites from years past

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

Advent: Waiting for the queer face of God

Advent celebrates the mystery of the Word made flesh — an important concept in queer spirituality. LGBTQ people are creating new ways to honor Advent, the time of expectant waiting for Christ’s birth starting four Sundays before Christmas. “This Advent I am...

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Spiritual resources

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) commemorates those who were killed due to anti-transgender prejudice. Transgender visions in art, theater, music, religion and spirituality are also honored here. Religious violence against transgender people goes back at least...