About the author
Author Kittredge Cherry is an art historian who founded Qspirit.net and JesusInLove.org, online resources for LGBTQ spirituality and the arts. She was ordained by Metropolitan Community Churches and served as its National Ecumenical Officer, advocating for LGBT rights at the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches. She holds degrees in religion, art history, and journalism. Cherry’s other books include Lambda Literary Award finalist Art That Dares, Equal Rites, Jesus in Love, Hide and Speak, and Womansword. The New York Times Book Review praised her “very graceful, erudite” writing style.
About the artist
Artist Douglas Blanchard teaches art and art history at the Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. He paints in a realistic figurative style to explore gay experience, religion, mythology, history, and current events. Born and raised in Dallas, Blanchard earned degrees in art and art history from the Kansas City Art Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, and the New York Academy of Art. He is an active member of the Episcopal Church. His Passion series was exhibited at New York’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in 2004 and JHS Gallery in Taos, New Mexico in 2007. Advocate.com called his Passion paintings “an emotional reminder of the courage it takes to resist the powers that be.”