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June 2010
Jesus in Love Newsletter
LGBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
Sex vs Spirit
Jesus has male lover
Stop homophobia
Transfolk in the Bible
Spiritual male nudes

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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.

Happy LGBT Pride Month!  Our celebration begins now. We're talking about sexuality versus spirituality, imagining Jesus' male lover, fighting homophobia and finding queers in the Bible.
How to unite sexuality and spirituality?

Casey and John by Trudie Barreras
"I have questions concerning my need to separate the sexual from religious experience," says gay artist John Bittinger Klomp.  

Thus begins a dialogue on sexuality and spirituality with lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry.  Their email exchange is posted so others can join the discussion. More info

(Credit: "Casey and John" by Trudie Barreras)

Jesus has male lover in Marien Revelation

Miguel Santana
Gay Jesus themes run through "The Marién Revelation," a daring new novel by Miguel Santana. 
The relationship between Jesus and his male lover is only a minor subplot -- but what a subplot! Santana writes with sensuous grace about the erotic connections between Jesus and the man called "Beloved."
More info          See video

International Day Against Homophobia

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Religion's role in promoting -- or ending -- violence against LGBT people is the focus of this year's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

We join LGBT people and our allies around the world in calling upon religions to condemn violence and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and to create communities of respect for all people.

More info

Transgressing gender in the Bible

Transfigurations book cover
"Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible" is an LGBT-positive play that is now being made into a graphic novel.

It was created by gay activist Peterson Toscano. His play covers many queer Bible characters. By transgressing and transcending gender, they find themselves at the center of some of the Bible's most important stories.  More info           See video

(Credit: Cover art for "Transfigurations" designed by Mila and Jayna Pavlin)

Special offer: Spirit-centered male nudes

After the Rainbow Ceremony by Peter Grahame"After the Rainbow Ceremony" is one of the spirit-centered male nudes in "Contemplations of the Heart: A Book of Male Spirit" by gay artist Peter Grahame.

Thanks to a generous gift from Peter, anyone who signs up to donate monthly to Jesus in Love will get an autographed copy of this beautiful hardcover book.

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(Credit: Detail from "After the Rainbow Ceremony" by Peter Grahame)
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Harvey Milk Day - an official holiday at last

Pentecost comes alive with erotic Christ

Queer spiritual art needed now

We will be posting lots of special LGBT pride-oriented art and writing all month long at the Jesus in Love Blog, including: 

Sundays in June: LGBT pride prayers. 

Tuesdays in June: Spirit-centered male nudes in our Peter Grahame series.

O God who loves all the beautiful rainbow of sexual orientation and gender identity, come and free your people!
Kittredge Cherry
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