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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 61. Is Paganism Empowering to Women and LGBTQI+?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45528


Paganism empowers women and LGBTQI+ individuals through its inclusive groups and movements. Theistic Pagans worship the Divine Feminine, promoting body and sex positivity for queer, trans and non-binary people. Pagan communities offer spaces where gender stereotypes can be challenged, and alternative identities can be explored, with a global reach that influences practitioners worldwide.

Chapter Contributors

  • Giovanna Parmigiani ([email protected] - giovannaparmigiani) 'Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University'