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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

14 from “Stations of the Cross: The Struggle For LGBT Equality” by Mary Button

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...
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Kittredge Cherry on Coming Out video

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

A new effort to canonize queer saint Tibira is highlighted here for Indigenous Peoples’ Day along with many other LGBTQ and two-spirit Native...
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Ribalto art with A Hymn to the Divine Yearning

Sacred homoerotic poems: “A Hymn to the Divine Yearning” and “I Need to Taste My God”

Sacred homoerotic longing for Jesus is elegantly expressed in new poems by two poets who write in different styles. Both poems are posted here in...
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Invite a friend: Free newsletter on LGBTQ spirituality and the arts

Invite your friends to sign up for a free subscription to the monthly newsletter on LGBTQ spirituality and the arts from Jesus in Love / Q Spirit....
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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

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 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