Catholic tradition honours the remarkable men and women who have contributed significantly to its heritage by recognising them as saints. Secular tradition like to remember specific events or causes by setting aside specific dates for their observance. This page is a start at assembling a calendar of notable dates of importance to our queer Christian community.
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.
- Nov 1st
- Nov Ist : All (Gay) Saints (Queer Saints & Martyrs)
- All Saints Day: Memorial for All Saints / All Souls (Jesus in Love Blog)
- All Saints (LGBTCatholic Handbook)
- Nov 9th
- St Matrona / Babylas of Perge, Cross-dressing Saint? (Queer Saints & Martyrs)
- St Benignus of Armagh, Bishop and Companion of St Patrick
- Founding of Society for Human Rights, Chicago 1924
- Nov 16th
- Nov 20th
- Transgender Day of Remembrance (Jesus in Love Blog)
- Nov 27th
- Harvey Milk: LGBT rights pioneer assassinated (1978) (Jesus in Love Blog)
- Nov 29th