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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

See You at the UpStairs Lounge by Skylar Fein

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

Before the Orlando massacre, the deadliest attack on LGBT people in U.S. history was an arson fire at the UpStairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans....
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24. Trinity from The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision by Douglas Blanchard - horizontal

Trinity Sunday: Holy Spirit blesses same-sex couple as Gay Passion of Christ series ends

“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”— Luke 23:43 (RSV) An angelic figure blesses a gay couple in “The Trinity,” the...
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Make a LGBT Pride Month donation in June

Please make a Pride Month donation for Jesus in Love / Q Spirit, my project to support LGBTQ spirituality and the arts. Give now by clicking the...
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Pentecost 23. THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVES from The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision by Douglas Blanchard

Pentecost: Holy Spirit brings LGBTQ visions

Pentecost celebrates the Holy Spirit, an important aspect of God for LGBTQ people and our allies. The Spirit brings flaming gender fluidity and...
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Rainbow Christ Prayer translated into 10 languages: LGBT flag reveals the queer Christ

Translated into 10 languages, the Rainbow Christ Prayer matches the colors of the LGBT Pride Flag with the many faces of the queer Christ. Here the...
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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 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 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 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

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,...

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...