I just got linked to this picture again, and I had to share it. This is me, circa 1992 95 - ish. 25 years ago, in my capacity as a Wiccan (acting) High Priestess who had just officiated the marriage of two very dear friends of mine. My co-priest Daniel isn’t in the picture but our version of Wicca was very much about male witch equality especially if they’re gay …. which my lord and teacher Auberon was and is.
Pagans have been on the forefront of fighting for marriage equality on religious freedom grounds for so fucking long. We’ve been blessing same-gender marriage couples on a religious basis since at least the 50s, and for our rites to be considered less important on a state level than patriarchal one-male-god monotheist religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) is clear-cut discrimination. We have always understood that gender is complex and love is love and bodies are not the same as spirit.
just a local reminder that I’m a witch and I’ve been a witch for a long time and I’m never going to stop being a witch.