Irish-American Witchcraft: So you Want To Be An Ally

"Showing your pride - DC Gay Pride Parade 2012 (7356403050)" by Tim from Washington, D.C., United States of America - Showing your pride - DC Gay Pride Parade 2012Uploaded by Fæ. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

I see more and more people talking about being allies to different groups – and really you can apply this to any minority group – so I decided I probably should just write this, because often it seems like people are talking about being an ally but then missing some important aspects of actually doing that. [Read more...]

The Lady’s Quill: Queer and Trans Identities and Pagan Mythology

"Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, RA, OM - Sappho and Alcaeus - Walters 37159" by Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Walters Art Museum:  Home page  Info about artworkLicensed under Public Domain via Commons.

Trying to shoehorn figures from our mythologies into modern concepts of identity can be harmful and problematic. Why is this, and what can we do about it? [Read more...]

The Lady’s Quill: Walls and Doors

A Japanese templ

Walls are being built high and strong in the Pagan community as our component parts struggle to establish their distinct identities. Will our Pagan village have room for everyone who wants to live in it? [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, But Not Out of the Woods

Benson Kua [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Rev. Hill talks frankly about her misadventures in marrying gay people and lessons learned when being proud and loud. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: The Beast with No Backs

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The LGBTQQI alphabet soup is missing a letter. There is a category of people that have gone largely unknown and ignored, even by themselves. The queer continuum is starting to take notice, but as-yet mainstream Paganism has been silent on the issue. [Read more...]

Pray Naked For Freedom

Male Naturist, Ross Back Sands, Northumberland, UK - by Surefire, CC license 3.0

Stupid is happening out there. Arizona just passed a law that would legalize the kind of Jim Crow discrimination which was the subject of many a famous protest a few decades ago, “on religious grounds.” The intent is to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay people and not be sued for it, but the scope is far more wide-reaching than that. If those laws pass, I suggest that people gather from far and near on the next full moon at the state capital, cast circle, and take off their clothes. [Read more...]


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