Jesus in Love celebrates religious and spiritual holidays, holy days, feast days, festivals, anniversaries, liturgical seasons and other occasions of special interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer people of faith and our allies. Click for reflections on the holidays by Kittredge Cherry at the Jesus in Love Blog. This calendar is a work in progress.
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/Easter: Gay Passion of Christ series with art by Douglas Blanchard
Mar 25- Annunciation Day: Mary’s ecstasy
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
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: From a closet fertilized by hope
Dec. 1 - World AIDS Day: Patron saints of the pandemic bring hope
Dec. 25 - Queer Christmas favorites from years past
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