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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

Tree of Life by Robert Lentz

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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Happy Easter from Q Spirit, Kittredge Cherry and Jesus in Love!

Happy Easter! Christ is risen!  Rejoice! Flags of the LGBTQ+ community come together to make a colorful cross in this year’s Easter image from the...
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2. Jesus Enters the City (The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision) by Doug Blanchard

Day 1B: Jesus Enters the City on Palm Sunday (Gay Passion of Christ series)

  “And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, ‘Who is this?’ And the crowds said, ‘This is the prophet Jesus.’”...
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The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision by Doug Blanchard on display

Gay Passion of Christ series starts Sunday at Q Spirit

A gay vision of Christ’s Passion starts this Sunday here on the Jesus in Love Blog at Q Spirit. New posts will run daily from Palm Sunday through...
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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 – 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

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

June 24 – UpStairs Lounge fire: 32 killed in deadliest attack on LGBTQ people (until Orlando)

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

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

I create my own queer Nativity scenes for the Christmas season. One has two Marys at the manger with the baby Jesus, and the other features two Josephs with the Christ child. I put Mary with Mary and Joseph with Joseph—just like putting two brides or two grooms on top...

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...

Top 35 LGBTQ Christian books of 2016 named

Check out the top 35 LGBTQ Christian books of 2016 — including queer theology, Bible, history, memoir, fiction and church life for all ages. The incredibly diverse list was announced today by lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry on the Jesus in Love Blog at...

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...