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December 2009
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
AIDS saints
Trans Jesus protest
Advent prayer
Harvey Milk
GLBT pilgrims
Happy birthday, blog
Xmas gift ideas

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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.


Kitt CherryHoliday greetings! We're launching a month of GLBT Christmas treats - plus our usual good news coverage.

Please visit our blog often in December.  And have a wonderful holiday season.
Saints bring hope on World AIDS Day

Patrons of the AIDS Pandemic by Lewis Williams
On World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) we offer support by posting "Patrons of the AIDS Pandemic" by Lewis Williams.

The icon shows two pairs of medieval male saints who faced epidemics together with friendship and faith.  Their man-to-man bond speaks to the gay community. More info

(Credit: "Patrons of the AIDS Pandemic" by Lewis Williams,
300 protest transsexual Jesus play

Jesus, Queen of Heaven poster
More than 300 conservative Christian protesters picketed a play about a transsexual Jesus recently in Glasgow, Scotland.

Waving signs and singing hymns, they blocked traffic for two hours on opening night of "Jesus, Queen of Heaven." 

The play was written and performed by Jo Clifford (formerly John Clifford), whose stated goal was to create greater understanding of transgendered people like herself. More info

Related story on our blog: Transgender Day of Remembrance prayer
Advent: From a closet fertilized by hope
Advent wreath We celebrate Advent with a prayer from "Equal Rites":

The closet may be a fertile place:
creativity bursts out of a lonely hell,
and from a closet fertilized with hope,
the spirit leaps from a monastic cell.

Those born in darkness
have seen life.

More info
Harvey Milk, gay rights pioneer

Harvey Milk icon by Robert Lentz
Harvey Milk has became the public face of the GLBT rights movement since his assassination 31 years ago.  He was the first and most famous openly gay male elected official in California, and perhaps the world. 

"If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country," Milk said.  

In 2009 he got the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and California designated his birthday (May 22) as Harvey Milk Day.  More info

(Credit: "Harvey Milk of San Francisco" by Robert Lentz,
We are GLBT pilgrims

Gay pilgrims
It's never too late to be thankful! 

Check out our Thanksgiving post with this prayer: "We celebrate the vibrance and diversity of lesbian and gay pilgrims. We're everywhere.  Every day.  And we are forever the pilgrims in this land...."

More info
Happy birthday, blog! Gifts welcome

Birthday cakeWe're celebrating our 4th anniversary at  Birthday gifts are welcome!

Give $10 now by clicking the button below.

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Having trouble getting through the holidays?  We're putting a fresh GLBT spin on Christmas at the Jesus in Love Blog in December. 

Visit the blog often this month for queer cheer and authentic Christmas spirit. And take it easy so that God's peace fills your heart over the holidays.
Kittredge Cherry
HOLIDAY gift ideas: new/recommended

Make the Yuletide Gay
by TLA
Directors:Rob Williams
Starring:Keith Jordan
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My Christmas
by Andrea Bocelli by Philips
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Equal Rites: Lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies, and Celebrations
Editors: Kittredge Cherry and Zalmon Sherwood
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Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More
by Kittredge Cherry
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