So, today is Earth Day, which is both not a pagan holiday (or at least isn’t only) and a great day for pagans to celebrate, as The Wild Hunt pointed out a few days ago and today, respectively. (And, I agree!) Gus diZerega also had some lovely reflections on the day, and T. Thorn Coyle also had a very nice poem to share.
And, in other news from The Wild Hunt, I’d urge you to have a look at the link roundup yesterday, which had several queer-related stories in it, including anti-LGBTQ religious-based legislation in Colorado, transphobic rhetoric in (yet another!) second-wave feminist-based goddess group, and some info on Kenneth Anger. Good stuff all around!
And speaking of other queer figures of note, this year would have been Harry Hay’s 100th birthday (on April 7th), and the San Francisco Public Library is having an exhibit on him. (As you may recall, he is an Ekklesía Antínoou Sanctus, and his death happened on the Festival of Osiris, October 24th, of 2002, just as the first modern Foundation Day for Antinous was about to take place–thus making him the “original Osiris” of our modern queer cultus, which would literally have not been possible had it not been for all the work he did over his lifetime in so many areas, both political and spiritual.) Check it out!
And finally for the moment, it seems that a statue discovered a while back may be a depiction of Cleopatra Selene and Alexander Helios, the twin children of Cleopatra VII and Mark Anthony, the last of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Greek Egypt. And, look at all those snakes! It’s very interesting, in any case, and an intriguing depiction of some quite fascinating historical figures.