Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Lore
Did you know that in medieval French folklore a person might change sex by passing under a rainbow? Or that same-sex unions have been celebrated by peoples of the ancient Mediterranean, Africa, China, and indigenous America? Or that Sappho, da Vinci, Emily Dickinson, Nijinsky, Benjamin Britten, Mishima, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Keith Haring, Boy George, and Derek Jarman number among those who have explored the spiritual dimension of gender and sexuality in their works? While the terms many of us employ today to identify ourselves - 'queer', 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual', 'transgendered' - differ markedly from those of peoples of other times and places, we are nevertheless the bearers of a rich spiritual history that has been ignored or suppressed, a history encoded in sacred texts as well as in works of art, music, dance and other media. Drawing upon religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, the Encyclopedia is a cornucopia of queer spirituality, containing over 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries from Aakulujjuusi to Zeus.
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In the late 1970s and early 1980s , many queer - identified individuals living in
northern California shared the apocalyptic belief that queer people would
perform a necessary shamanic function at the time of the great earthquake - the “
Big One ...
In the late 1970s and 1980s , however , dystopian fictions written by queer -
identified and pro - queer writers began to emerge . These include : Project
Lambda ( 1979 ) , by Paul O ' m Welles , which portrays a US controlled by
political and ...
Late Imperial China 9 ( 2 ) 1988 . Garber , Eric and Lyn Paleo , eds . Uranian
Worlds : A Guide to ... Goodich , Michael . The Unmentionable Vice :
Homosexuality in the late Medieval Period . Santa Barbara , CA : Ross - Erikson ,
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Conner (Blossom of Bone: Reclaiming the Connections Between Homoeroticism and the Sacred, HarperCollins, 1993), ethnomusicologist David Sparks, and their daughter, Mariya Sparks, have written an ... Read full review