The division of gender and sexuality into neatly defined and labelled boxes by the new scientific kids on the block, psychology and sociology, from the late 19th century onwards has never sat well with some gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. There have always been queer voices in the west who objected to the limitations of an identity based on sexual attraction, and saw the commonality of gay men, lesbians and transgender people as stemming from our spiritual nature and history.
What is a Pagan Priest you might ask? Well, in essence, it’s a choice to dedicate a life, at least in part, to be of service to my community by bringing an opportunity to connect with self, the natural world and the Divine to those who are so inclined. “Priest” is just another word. Many people who do what I do, do not choose that particular label. I did spend a couple of years training as a Priest within a Pagan community, but this is not the only route to this path. More about that later.
We know you have been waiting patiently for news of plans for the next Queer Spirit Festival – finally, here it is: The next Queer Spirit is planned for SUMMER 2023. Since last August a team of two dozen organisers have been meeting, talking and seeking to find the perfect spot for the fourth manifestation of the festival. From Wales to Kent we have followed leads but, due to various complications, the stars have simply not aligned for us this year.
It is a group that provides ways for LGBTQI+ people to explore spirituality, healing and personal development, and that celebrates the creative and spiritual gifts that the queer tribes bring to humanity.
Hi everyone! Just wondering does anyone go to Greenbelt Festival or thinking of it for this year? It's Christian in origin, but at the loving and...Hi everyone! Just wondering does anyone go to Greenbelt Festival or thinking of it for this year? It's Christian in origin, but at the loving and welcoming end, not the toxic judgy end, and among other things has a regular official queer presence. I've been a few times and quite enjoy it, and will be going this year.