Wednesday, October 31, 2018


WE have a new priest of Antinous! JIM CRAWFORD of Washington DC was consecrated in joyous ceremonies at the Hollywood Temple of Antinous tonight.

Jim, whose priestly name is Iakobus Isidoros Didymus Corvusvadem, now brings our priesthood to seven, spanning three continents, North America, Europe and South America.

Last week, Priest Iakobus represented the religion of Antinous during final-resting services for Saint of Antinous MATTHEW SHEPARD at Washington National Cathedral.

His consecration by our Priest Michaelus Isom was conducted in Roanoke Virginia before a worldwide link-up via Skype during Foundation Day ceremonies at the Hollywood Temple of Antinous on 30th October.

Worshipers from North America, South America and Europe witnessed the consecration.

The other highlight of the evening was announcement of saints of Antinous for 2018. The names of the new Gay Saints of Antinous for 2018 (Anno Antinoo 1907) were added to our LIST OF SAINTS.

They are:


220 Martyrs of Brazil

Anthony Avalos - 10, killed by his own family for coming out of the closet

 Hamoudi al-Mutairi – 14, was stabbed to death on his way home in Baghdad by a gang of youths who believed that he was gay.  The attack was video recorded with the attackers taunting him as he pleads for his life laying on the ground in a pool or blood.

David Spencer - 32, killed in a "Gay Panic" defense in Texas, September 2015

 Blaze Bernstein - 19, violently stabbed to death in a hate crime in California
Charlie Howard – 23, killed by a group of teenage boys in 1984, was thrown from a bridge and drowned in Bangor Maine.
Vanessa Campos, 36, a trans woman working as a prostitute, was shot dead on August 17 in Paris.
Naomi Hersi, 36, was found stabbed to death at Heathrow Palace in London at 10:30 on Sunday 18 March 2018.

India -Following a false rumor that transgender women were kidnapping children for sex trafficking in Hyderabad, four transgender women were attacked by a mob on May 26, 2018. One of the women died.

Pakistan -A transgender woman in Pakistan died after being set afire by four men when she resisted sexual assault. The men had taken the woman to an isolated area in the city of Sahiwal, in the eastern part of the nation last Thursday, The Times of India reports. She fought back when they tried to assault her, and then they set her on fire. She suffered burns on 80 percent of her body and died while being transported to a hospital.

Sheila, a transgender woman and sex worker, was shot in the streets of Tepic on March 14, 2018.

Yoselyn, a transgender woman and sex worker, was found beheaded inside the room of a short stay motel in Alamo, Veracruz on April 5, 2018. She was seen with a client who left before the corpse was found.

Gretchen Alina, a transgender woman and drag queen show performer was strangled to death in Monterrey on April 10, 2018.
Yamileth Quintero, a transgender woman and beauty queen was shot in Culiacan after an encounter with a man she had met online, May 24, 2018.
Nataly Briyth Sánchez, an undocumented sex worker originally from Honduras, was murdered during a sexual encounter on June 19, 2018 in Tapachula. The client stabbed her to death after discovering that she was transgender.
Katty, a transgender woman and sex worker was shot by an unknown man at a nightclub in Yautepec de Zaragoza on June 27, 2018.
Chanel, a 45 year-old transexual sex worker, was shot in the streets of Toluca, July 18, 2018.
Alaska Contreras Ponce, 25, a transgender beauty queen and sex worker, was found dead with her neck sliced by barbed wire after gruesome torture in Martinze de la Torre, July 25, 2018.
Juan C. M., a 24 year old transgender woman and local taxi driver, was found dead in Santa Maria Atzompa on August 12, 2018. Apparently, she had a gunshot wound.
Samuel Santolli, a transgender woman and sex worker, was stabbed to death by her lover, a Salvadorian gang member in Tapachula, May 26, 2018.
Diego Armando Sanchez Medina, 32, a transgender woman and hairdresser, was shot 28 times by armed men in Guadalajara, August 27, 2018.
Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, 42, was the first known case of deadly violence against the transgender community in 2018. A local news outlet reports that she was found dead in her home on Friday night in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Viccky Gutierrez, 33, She died after being stabbed and her apartment in Los Angeles was set on fire while she and her dog were trapped inside, January 12, 2018.
Tonya Harvey, 35, Harvey was shot to death shortly in Buffalo, New York.
Celine Walker, 36, was shot to death in Jacksonville, Florida on February 4, 2018.  Sources claim that Walker's body was found with fatal gunshot wounds in an Extended Stay America hotel at about 8 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene. Additionally, Walker's family and friends publicly shared their disgust toward Jacksonville Sheriff's Department and the Florida Sun Times-Union misgendering her.
Phylicia Mitchell, 45, was shot in the chest around 6 p.m. 
outside her home on West 112th Street near Detroit Avenue, in the Cleveland's Edgewater neighborhood
Zakaria Fry, 28, was found dead in the town of Stanley, New Mexico, on February 19, 2018. She went missing in New Mexico in mid-January, and her body was later found 40 miles outside of Albuquerque on February 19. Rancher Fidel Montoya found one body in a trash bin along the road, and another body was recovered about two miles away. Police confirmed them to be Fry and her roommate Eugene Ray on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Amia Tyrae Berryman, 28, suffered multiple fatal gunshot wounds outside of a motel in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 26, 2018.
Sasha Wall, 29, fatally shot on April 1 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Her body was found with multiple gunshot wounds and slumped over her car's steering wheel on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, 18, was strangled to death in her Dallas apartment May 9,
Nino Fortson, 36, a transgender man fatally shot multiple times during an argument May 13 in Atlanta.
Antash'a English, 38, known to friends as Antash’a, died June 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida
Gigi Pierce, 28, a transgender woman fatally shot May 22 evening in Portland, Oregon.
Cathalina Christina James, 24, was found shot dead in a hotel on the Southside of Jacksonville, Florida on June 24, 2018.
Diamond Stephens was 39 years old Black transgender woman who was shot to death on June 18 in Meridian, Mississippi.
Keisha Wells,was 54, died in a parking lot due to a gunshot wound to the abdomen on June 23 in Cleveland.
Sasha Garden was 27-year-old transgender woman, was found dead in Orlando on July 19
Dejanay Stanton was 24, was shot to death early in the morning of August 30 on the south side of Chicago
Vontashia Bell was 18, suffered a fatal gunshot wound August 30 in Shreveport, Louisiana
Shantee Tucker was 30, was shot to death September 5 on a Philadelphia street by someone firing from inside a pickup truck.
London Moore was 20, was found shot to death September 8 in North Port, Fl.
Nikki Enriquez was 28, of Laredo, Texas, was found dead near Interstate 35 in south Texas September 15.suspect is Juan David Ortiz.
Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier age 31, of Chicago, Illinois, was found dead with stab wounds on October 3, in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Rudolf Brazda – 98, last known survivor of the "Men With The Pink Triangles"

Jamel Myles - 9, committed suicide shortly after coming out the closet

Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben – (September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794) Gay revolutionary war hero, was a Prussian and later an American military officer. He served as Inspector General and a Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. He wrote "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States," the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812. He served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.

Tab Hunter - July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018, 86, Gay actor who appeared in over forty films, was a well-known Hollywood star and heartthrob of the 1950s and 1960s, known for his blond, clean-cut good.

Ramón Novarro - February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968. Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a "Latin lover" and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. He never concealed his gayness, despite studio pressure for him to do so. Tragically. he was murdered by two male prostitutes.

John Vernon – 53, Died, November 1993. Oklahoma politician, political activist, restaurateur, the first gay person nominated for a major office in America (Vice President for the Libertarian Party ticket for 1976 who came out at the Convention publicly & as a consequence lost the nomination by 8 votes.) He moved to Van Nuys & was his party's nominee for Lt. Governor& later for Congress in the San Fernando Valley beating the Republican candidate but losing narrowly to the Democratic nominee. In addition he was his party's State Chairman prior to his death from AIDS complication.

Hierocles - husband of Elagabalus. Murdered with Elagabalus by the Praetorian Guard, 222 CE.

John Eberhardt - who built Cherry Grove’s dream palace Belvedere Guest House for Men in 1956, as well as numerous houses in the community, passed away this month, according to his son Craig. Born in 1922, John was 92 years old. Our condolences go to Craig and Julien. John was be sorely missed.

Al Parker - June 25, 1952 – August 17, 1992 was a gay American adult film star, producer and director. He died from complications of AIDS at the age of 40

Joao Nery – (February 12, 1950 - October 26, 2018) Psychologist, author, and LGBTQ rights activist who was the first person in Brazil to transmission from Female to Male, who’s sexual reassignment surgery took place in 1977.  He spent his life devoted to teaching and advocating for LGTBQ rights and made a great impact on Brazilian society.  He died of Cancer on at the age of 68 only four days ago, on the last day to nominate new saints of Antinous.

Hiram Keller – May 3, 1944 – January 20, 1997 Actor who portrayed Aschyltus in Fellini’s Satyricon

Rev. Robert Wood - His book “Christ and the Homosexual,” published in 1960, was a rare plea by a gay clergyman for equality.

John Eberhardt - who built Cherry Grove’s dream palace Belvedere Guest House for Men in 1956, as well as numerous houses in the community, passed away this month, according to his son Craig. Born in 1922, John was 92 years old. Our condolences go to Craig and Julien. John was be sorely missed.

O. James Napier – Jan. 10, 1967- July 17, 2018 – A Companion of Antinous, one time priest candidate, he taught Sociology of LGBT Culture at Marshall University, Ohio University, and Mountwest Community & Technical College, was one of the first organizers of a gay pride event in West Virginia in the 1980s, and also had a long running drag career performing as his/her alter-ego Miss Ilene Over. He was a practicing witch and pagan, who joined the Religion of Antinous in 2014 and attended several ceremonies and was a good friend to many members of our group, and at one point even entered the candidacy period for becoming a Priest of Antinous.  We send forth our love to O. James Napier - Miss Ilene Over, and solemnly ask that Antinous grant her a much deserved place on the Barque of Millions of Years.

Kent Lee Meisinger – March 5, 1960 – October 29, 1992, Was born in Kansas and had a difficult childhood, but moved to New York where he flourished and found acceptance and admiration for his taste and artistic skills, there he met Robert Sekulovich, and together they travelled the world but held a special fondness for Hawaii. Soon after his 30th birthday, he was diagnosed with a rare AIDS related cancer.  In the words of Robert Sekulovich "I slept by his side on a cot in St. Vincents Hospital, Greenwich Village and then one night the nurse woke saying he would shortly pass. I held his beautiful body in my arms, telling him over and again how much I loved him until his breathing finally stopped.  It was the worst day of my life. Years followed when I felt emptiness everywhere, always, but his loving presence stayed in my heart. Ave Atque Vale, dear Kent, smile your beautiful smile down upon us forever."

These are the New Saints of the Religion of Antinous
May they be elevated to Eternal Apotheosis
We place them among the Stars
May they Dwell among the Heroes
And Demi-gods of Homotheosis Gay Love
May the souls of the Martyrs
Who died for us be given a place of glory
On the Barque of Millions of Years
For the suffering they have endured in our name
May the Sancti Antinoi be enthroned in Homotheosis
May they watch over us, protect us, and inspire us
In the Name of Antinous the Gay God,
Behold...these are the New Saints of Our Religion!


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