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From the introduction…

“Religious belonging and queer identity are uneasy bedfellows. What does it mean to have a “queer dharma”? The two terms each signify aspects of identity, belonging, or of not belonging. To be queer, historically, is to be different, even strange. The use of the term was more often pejorative, and, in embracing the term – and in celebrating that difference – the term queer has evolved. It denotes a sense of belonging, alongside others who were historically made to be outsiders. It also presents a necessary and welcome challenge for all binary thinking.”

– Stephanie Corigliano, TARKA Journal Managing Editor

This issue of Tarka, On Queer Dharma, explores the various ways that queerness and queer identity appear within various dharmic traditions and how they intersect with contemporary approaches to queer theory, spirituality, and embodiment. It highlights liberative approaches to God that are inclusive of gay, non-binary, queer and transgender experiences.

Included in this issue…

  • Historical, Polemical, and Experimental Essays
  • Introductory Articles on Key Topics
  • Interviews with Oneika Mays, Andrew Harvey, and H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams
  • Three Book Reviews
  • Articles on Practice and Translation