Calendar for April

The Calendar of Queer Saints and Martyrs for the full year now lists only the most important of the large number that could be included – “most important”:  those widely recognized as saints, and also with good reason to be described as in some sense queer.

The monthly pages provide a more comprehensive listing of queer people in church history, including some lesser figures, some for whom the descriptor “queer” is more speculative, and some who were clearly were not saints. All are important for illustrating some part of queer Christian history.

April

  • Apr 3rd
    • Richard of Chichester
  • Apr 6th
    • St Platonida , woman deacon (Womenpriests.org)
    • Saint Notker Balbulus (Notker the Stammerer)? (said to have written homoerotic verse or love letters)
  • Apr 14th
  • April 19th
    • Christina of Sweden

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