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...]

Queer of Swords: It’s Not Rocket Science!

Sarah Thompson

I can’t speak for all Pagans, all queers, or for that matter, all queer Pagans. I have no claim to any special position of power from which I can make pronouncements. But I have a habit of speaking truth to power. Change only comes when people refuse to politely wait their turn. [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...]