Thursday, November 08, 2007

Leather Last Supper Debate Continues

Leather Last Supper poster for the Folsom Street Fair

Debate continues about the Leather Last Supper pictured on a poster for the recent Folsom Street Fair.

GLBT people posted many insightful comments both pro and con in response to my previous post about the image, which conservative opponents say shows Jesus and his disciples as “half-naked homosexual sadomasochists.” Iconia, a blog about religion and art, asked to interview me about the Leather Last Supper.

Most of the comments appear at’s Gay Spirituality blog, where my Leather Last Supper essay is cross-posted. Here are a few highlights:

“The image seems to play up the division between leather and drag - both of which, along with the rest of the fetish community, are traditionally seen as betraying the gay rights movement by those who more easily ‘blend in’ (ie, white, middle class males)…”

Posted by: Huw Richardson October 25, 2007 at 07:46 PM


“Sex tools are a medium for ecstatic/transcendent experience. Might they, symbolically, become sacramental, too, if we are aiming to approach queer sexuality in a way that elevates it as a spiritual/sexual experience that can take us out of our bodies and help us approach the ecstatic oneness of creation?”

Posted by: Steve H. October 30, 2007 at 12:07 AM


Be sure to visit's Gay Spirituality blog to read the comments in whole. It's packed with lots of other fascinating insights on queer spirituality, too.

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