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Marcella Althaus-Reid was a queer theologian whose controversial books include “Indecent Theology” and “The Queer God.” Born in Argentina, she became the first woman appointed to a chair in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland…

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Marriage equality has a surprising role model in Saint Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman priest who defied the restrictive marriage laws of his era to bless couples who were forbidden to marry. His feast day is, of course,  Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Saint…

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Saints Polyeuct and Nearchus were Roman soldiers in 3rd-century Armenia and “brothers by affection.” They are a prime example of same-sex lovers in the early church. Polyeuct’s feast day is Feb. 13. The earliest account of Polyeuct’s martyrdom, a…

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Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé was a queer theologian, HIV/AIDS activist, interfaith scholar, multi-ethnic artist, and spiritual leader. He died on Feb. 9, 2016 at age 63 in Oakland, California. Formerly known as Elias Farajajé-Jones, he grew up in a…

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Jesus in Love Feb Newsletter: St Brigid loved female soulmate, queer Christian art and Eucharist in Australia, Holocaust Remembrance, lesbian nun who "kicked the habit," St Sebastian, Aelred, Uganda LGBTQ martyr... http://conta.cc/2kTwmiG

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Saint Brigid and her soulmate Darlughdach were sixth-century Irish nuns who brought art, education and spirituality to early medieval Ireland. Brigid (c.451-525) shares her name and feast day (Feb. 1) with a Celtic goddess — and she may have been the last…

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Sexuality, theology, history and church life are explored in four new LGBTQ Christian books this month.   “Tantric Jesus: The Erotic Heart of Early Christianity” by James Hughes Reho is already a bestseller at Q Spirit’s Jesus in Love blog. The other…

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A “Eucharist to honor the body, Eros and queer experience” will conclude an art exhibit on sexuality and spirituality Jan. 29 at a former convent in Melbourne, Australia. Gay spirituality author Michael Bernard Kelly will lead the creative ritual as a…

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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…

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David Kato, Ugandan LGBTQ rights activist, is considered a father of Uganda’s gay rights movement. He was beaten to death on Jan. 26, 2011 in a case that some blame on anti-gay religious rhetoric. It is especially important to carry on Kato’s legacy now…
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