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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

“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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Neither by David Hayward

Queer Kwanzaa: Queer black Jesus icon presented for African American holiday

A rare icon of a queer black Jesus and other resources are presented here for Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of African American culture starting...
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Inclusive Christmas by David Hayward

Merry Christmas from Kittredge Cherry, Q Spirit and Jesus in Love!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. — John 1:14 Kittredge Cherry, Q Spirit and the Jesus in Love Blog wish...
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Rainbow Star by Andrew Murphy-Williams

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...
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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

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 October.  It was started in 2010 by Brittany McMillan, a 16-year-old Canadian girl, in response to high-profile suicides by...

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 excerpt from my coming-out guidebook, and worship resources. Every year on Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day encourages...