The Morrigan has always seemed wildly queer to me. The sort of army boot-wearing femme-butch blend who uses the word “dyke” like a clenched fist aimed at the patriarchy.
When I read poetry, including the Psalms, it messes with my alignment. It forces me to sit up straighter and recognize words and ideas that pluck at the sinewy parts of myself I ignore. I hope in these few weeks we can all try to read some things that scare us.
Fighting the Christofascist uprising on our doorstep will take getting out of our complacency and belief that people can’t possibly be as bad as they seem.
After I wrote “I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah,” readers had a lot of questions for me. While I’m working on follow up pieces, I wanted to answer some of the most common questions and provide some explanation.
To take back the country for Christ, we needed to outbreed, outvote and outactivate the other side, thus saith The Lord.
“Somehow convincing the convent that she genuinely wanted to take holy orders Julie entered the nunnery with her girlfriend. Around a month in an elder nun died of natural causes and the two of them saw their chance; putting the dead nun in the girlfriend’s bed they set the nunnery on fire and ran off into the night.”
Yesterday, Christian blogger and memoirist Glennon Doyle Melton announced via Twitter and Facebook that she and Abby Wambach are in love.
“Not leaning into change is a lot like staring at your house while it’s on fire.”
When faith, spirituality, and cultural practice feel complicated and contradictory, it can help to have a physical object to hold onto and reflect upon. These items can root us to our histories of faith — or they may simply be a symbol of old memories.
“Hi, Linda, how are you?” “Hi, Erin. My husband’s not gay.”
What will we be watching? Who will die first?
Politicians and laws that don’t suck, an LGBT-friendly church AND an LGBT-friendly gym, “Pinot Noir” by the Orange Is the New Black cast, and “Formation” by some Pikachus.
“I put “they/she” on a pronoun button for the first time and countless people — moms, older gay and lesbian folks, and my peers — asked me to share what that meant and what genderqueer identity is because they genuinely wanted to understand ideas that were foreign and difficult for them so they could love me better.”
“My father has very few admirable qualities when it comes to our relationship: he doesn’t follow through on his promises, he doesn’t compromise, and he has a God complex. “
A Black lesbian rabbi, a queer Police Officer of the Year, gay marriage updates from around the world, and more!
What the battle over ‘religious freedom’ looks like in magistrate offices and universities; Rahm Emanuel backpedals on police violence in Chicago; the Supreme Court hears arguments on affirmative action and more.
Navajo Code Talker exhibit, transgender military vets, pickle facts, devil’s finger fungus, lesbian mormons, Misadventures magazine, and so much more!
Reforms for Reform Judaism open doors for trans people, Salt Lake City elects some gay people, an introduction to India’s first trans woman cop, a peek at Janet Mock’s fabulous wedding, the winner of a trans beauty pageant, good gay news from around the world, and so so so so much more!
Get all your witchy links, your shrine and altar info, what Samhain is all about, an update on the webseries MisSpelled and much, much more right here!
The Pope visits Obama and canonizes a colonizer, Kim Davis loses another appeal, a Republican advocating for English as the state language, and more.