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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,