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Lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry is an art historian who founded Jesus in Love, an online resource for LGBT spirituality and the arts.  Cherry was ordained by Metropolitan Community Churches and served as its National Ecumenical Officer, advocating for LGBT rights at the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches.  She holds degrees in journalism and art history from the University of Iowa, and a master of divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion.  Her books include Lambda Literary Award finalist Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ (AndroGyne Press), Hide and Speak (HarperSanFrancisco) Womansword (Kodansha International) and her Jesus in Love novels.  The New York Times Book Review praised her "very graceful, erudite" writing style.  Based in Los Angeles, she writes about LGBT spirituality and the arts at Huffington Post and the Jesus in Love Blog

Recent Posts

Jun 23, 2016

I first saw the rainbow flag of LGBTQ Pride in a church.

Mar 23, 2016

Image Detail: “Jesus Goes to His Execution” by Doug Blanchard

When Facebook repeatedly rejected ads for an LGBTQ book on the Passion of Christ recently, it revealed how religious dialogue can be limited in the social-media age.  

Apr 02, 2015

During Holy Week many LGBT Christians and their allies find inspiration in “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision,” a controversial series of paintings that are newly available as a book.

Nov 03, 2014

Image Detail: “Jesus Goes to His Execution” by Doug Blanchard

My long journey with the queer Christ reached a milestone this month with publication of my new book The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision

The book features paintings of Jesus as a gay man of today in a modern city by New York artist Douglas Blanchard.

Jun 02, 2014

Colors of the rainbow flag reveal the many faces of the queer Christ in the following Rainbow Christ Prayer I wrote with gay theologian Patrick S. Cheng

Feb 07, 2014

Image Detail: “De Profundis” by Tony O’Connell

Artists are using spiritual imagery to draw attention to LGBT rights in Russia as the Olympics begins in Sochi today.

The holiness of the Russian struggle for LGBT equality is emphasized in two new artworks.

Jan 27, 2014

1945: Upon liberation of Nazi concentration camps by Allied forces, some interned for homosexuality are not freed, but required to serve out the full term of their sentences under Paragraph 175. Click here to see the full image.

Dec 10, 2013

In 2009, I created my own gay and lesbian nativity scenes for the Christmas season. One had two Marys at the manger with the baby Jesus, and the other featured two Josephs with the Christ child.

Dec 02, 2013

World AIDS Day, which marks its 25th anniversary this year on Dec. 1, supports everyone affected by HIV. The day is dedicated to prevention and treatment, and honors those who died of AIDS—more than 25 million people worldwide.

First held in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first global health day for any disease.  


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