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A Call to Love ‐ In Remembrance of Our Quare Saints

Durell M. Callier (University of Illinois)

Qualitative Research Journal

ISSN: 1443-9883

Article publication date: 3 August 2011



In lieu of recent violent acts and the deaths of quare individuals‐queers of colour (e.g. Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, Carl Walker‐Hoover, Jaheem Herrera, Sakia Gunn, etc.) this piece remembers their lives, while reimagining our current sociopolitical landscape (Johnson, 2006). Recognising the spiritual as political (Jacqui Alexander, 2005), this work calls upon our collective memories‐psychological, bodily and sacred‐to remember the tragedies and lessons of love necessary to heal our collective wounds. Through a polyvocal montage performance text, life, living, love, and quareness are explored. Believing love as the core of Christianity, and the necessity of love to sustain life, revolution, justice and equality, A Call to Love questions our love practices, urging us to operate from that commonality.



Callier, D.M. (2011), "A Call to Love ‐ In Remembrance of Our Quare Saints", Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 85-94.



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