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May 2008
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
Gay Jesus censored
Ktt does reading 5/8
Lesbian tours Israel
Book awards 5/29
New glbt religion titles
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Jesus in Love serves gay, lesbian, bi and trans (glbt) people who have spiritual interests, and our allies. We promote queer spirituality and the arts, with an emphasis on books and images. We believe that God loves all people, including sexual minorities. We believe that the creative process is sacred. We hope that the new visions, especially the gay Jesus, will free people to experience the divine in new ways and lead to a more just world.
Austria censors gay Last Supper
after U.S. pressure
Last Supper by Alfred Hrdlicka

A homoerotic Last Supper was removed recently from a church-
sponsored art exhibit in Austria after protests sparked by U.S. fundamentalists.

The museum director blames the artwork's removal on "massive verbal hostility" from U.S. religious blogs, which then spread to Europe.

Vienna's Roman Catholic Cathedral and Diocesan Museum pulled the main picture from a retrospective exhibit by Alfred Hrdlicka, a celebrated Austrian artist who turned 80 this year.  More info

The website made a video of the show in an effort to condemn it.  Go to video
Join Kitt at Lammy finalist reading 5/8
A Different Light, West Hollywood store 
Come hear Kittredge Cherry and other Lambda Literary Award finalists read from their books at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 in West Hollywood, CA.
The reading is hosted by A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.  Kitt will read from Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More, which is one of five finalists in the LGBT Arts and Culture category. More info.
A lesbian Christian visits Israel
Nancy Wilson preaching on Sea of Galilee 
When a Christian lesbian makes her first trip to Israel, her experiences are sure to be different from the usual Holy Land travelogues.

People were touched and laughed out loud -- sometimes both at the same time -- when they read Rev. Nancy Wilson's account of her recent tour of Israel.

Nancy is moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches and a leader in the GLBT Christian movement.  Click here for more on her adventures in Israel.
'Art That Dares' up for Award on 5/29 
Lambda Literary Award logo

Join Kittredge Cherry and more than 100 other finalists when Lambda Literary Award winners are announced on May 29 in West Hollywood.

Winners in 21 categories will be named at a gala ceremony that is the queer version of the Academy Awards. 

Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More by Kittredge Cherry is one of five finalists in the LGBT Arts and Culture category.  It's up against Harvard University Press among others -- quite an accomplishment for a small start-up queer press.  More info
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Kitt Cherry on Easter 2008Hostility toward gay Jesus art is so common that I wrote a book about it: Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More.  But the Hrdlicka case in Austria is the first I've seen where the U.S. religious right managed to limit freedom of speech abroad. 

 As an American, it upsets me to see America exporting religious intolerance.  I hope to spread freedom around the world through the Jesus in Love newsletter, blog and website.  Please contact me and let me know what you think.


Kittredge Cherry