No Sin, My Love:  A Panel on The New Inquisition and Queer Arts
Juana Opera Project

June 17 at 2:00pm
LGBT Community Center / Rainbow Room

Tickets: $5 – $10, sliding scale

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Gaspar de Alba (l) Carla Lucero (r)
photo by Bill Jennings

Join the creators of the opera Juana in this lively panel on the Catholic Church’s “New Inquisition” against gay priests and how it affects queer artists and religious leaders.  The discussion starts with a short video of workshop productions from Juana, the opera in development based on the life and poetry of 17th Century lesbian nun Juana Ines de la Cruz, who was persecuted as part of the Catholic Church’s Spanish Inquisition.

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Adelina Anthony as Juana
photo by Bill Jennings

Valentin Aguirre, Juana Producer, will facilitate the discussion, with speakers including Carla Lucero, Juana Composer, and Maria Caruana, Freedom-in-Christ Church Pastor, along with other invited artists and religious leaders.  Then stay after the panel to get an update on the opera Juana