La Virgen de Guadalupe has always been dear in my heart and always will be, but the way I view her has changed throughout the years, through various lenses with different interpretations, including now as a queer woman.
Pope declares commission on sex abuse scandal, ACLU sues American Bishops, Cardinal Dolan declares he was “outmarketed” on gay marriage, and more.
Sometimes you just need someone to pray to when the radio won’t stop playing Blurred Lines.
My partner and I often navigate the more challenging aspects of our relationship, and lives, using the language of “imagine.” For me, and presumably for her, the word itself feels better, carries less weight than perhaps, “hoped” or “wanted.”
The Vatican is soliciting opinions on a number of groundbreaking issues, including same-sex marriage, birth control, polygamy and forms of feminism “hostile to the Church.”
The mukhannathun are an inspiration for queer Mulims, and queer non-Muslims alike. They’ve certainly inspired me.
There’s a lot to say about religion and queerness and how the two can (or cannot) interact, which is why we put together this roundtable with 12 different perspectives. We hope you share your own thoughts and beliefs in the comment section.
Ever since I went to a Halloween party at my friend’s church youth group in 6th grade, I’ve been almost inseparable from my Christian identity. But on November 4th, 2012, my heart was all the way down in my toes as I got ready to go to church for the first time as a transgender lesbian.
Mandi is the creator of Queerituality.com, a project we told you about a few months ago. She shared the inspiration behind that project, more about her own spiritual journey and how it intersects with her queer identity, and her favorite writers, books, and news sources.
Although no change in policy has been proposed, the Pope’s remarks further signal a significant departure in tone and style from predecessors.
Aimi and Victoria Leggett wanted to have their son baptized into the Church of England but were rejected by the local vicar. Thankfully, the rest of the Church of England also thinks this is ridiculous.
Time to Werk Those Pecs!
From President Obama’s reelection after his marriage equality statement to the Pope’s message that that gay people should not be marginalized, the future is looking a little brighter for LGBT people of faith.
This shit is bogus and fucked up.
“Burka Avenger,” Pakistan’s first original animated TV series, features a female superhero who’s sparked a debate about whether her burqa disguise is “cool or conformist.” Why is this still the issue about Muslim women?
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis remarked in Italian. “We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.”
This week: an out Latina takes the bench, Exodus International throws in the towel, and actual female athletes make up for my overuse of typically sports-oriented phrases in this excerpt.
Exodus’s president, Alan Chambers, has posted a comprehensive apology to the gay community on their website.
The SCOTUS keeps us waiting, the man keeps us down, and nobody knows what the fuck is going on with Barack Obama these days.
Vanessa’s Team Pick: Queerituality is a collection of portraits and stories from LGBTQ people about their religious journeys and their spiritual lives. If you are a queer person of faith, you should add your voice.