The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, Probably by Fra Angelico

Queer Saints and Martyrs

Aelred of Rievaulx, patron saint of friendship. Joan of Arc, patron saint of France. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Italy and of animals. They’re just three of the best-known saints who are also revered for their queer characteristics. They join the company of Sebastian,

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Letters to Home: I Still Need to Remember

Dear Bro, This month I found myself realizing I am not totally out of the closet yet. I know those that know me know I am a lesbian, but what I realized last week was that I’m still in the closet when it comes to

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Rendering Unto Caesar’s Palace What Is Caesar’s

As we enter the final stretch of arguably the most-anticipated U.S. election in modern memory, we find ourselves bathed in headlines suggesting that Russia is hacking into our elections infrastructure, that Iran is blasting the inboxes of Democratic voters with misinformation, and that the giants

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Out and Blessed: LGBTQ Christian Coming-Out Stories

Being young and queer in quarantine, a transgender meditation on the Beatitudes, and a suburban lesbian’s letters to her brother after coming out in middle age are just three of the latest contributions from Whosoever writers sharing their coming-out journeys as LGBTQ Christians. For National

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What People Need from You Now This Election Season Is…

We can’t deny that we were warned in 2006 during the height of the anti-LGBTQ crusades: “Consciously or unconsciously, fundamentalist Christians are using their anti-homosexual campaign to test how much intolerance the American people will tolerate.” Since that time, just as insider Mel White predicted