Sexuality and Space - Spiritual Spaces of LGBTQI

Spiritual Spaces of LGBTQI

Members of non-heterosexual communities may lose the ability to worship or practice religion within the most widespread religious organizations due to the fact that they are not accepted as a consequence of their sexuality. Therefore other spiritual spaces are created, known in many cases as "Queer Spiritual Spaces", that can vary from sacred buildings or locations that can be "queered" to natural environments or cultural practices in themselves. This kind of behavior leads to the general population believing that LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Intersex) communities are largely atheist or agnostic, but instead some are just adopting non-Abrahamic faiths with pre-Christian traditions and customs, that are based on aspirational encouragement and personal well-being.

The other option to creating these "Queer Spiritual Spaces" is taking part in the "queering" of religions, a movement which allows people to still practice their traditional religions but within a space that is tolerant of their sexual choices. This forms a new way of cultural engagement and opens up religious groups to people who would otherwise be outcasts. This option is becoming more and more popular and therefore queer churches have become an alternative for the LGBTQI communities around the world.

Alternate religions/spiritual organizations have been created as well, such as the Lesbian stem of Separatist feminism that managed to give a voice to a portion of the community that was ostracized, and also had the power to give a foundation or reasoning for the differences they encountered with heterosexual society.

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