Monday, October 29, 2007

It is with great excitement that we are able to announce the upcoming exhibit at Cup of Joe's Coffee Shop.

The Fellow Travelers Exhibit is a collection of 14 stunning black & white images of Gay liberation pioneers taken by Mark Thompson, one of the foremost chroniclers of the movement. Thompson is best known for his influential trilogy of books dealing with gay spirituality: Gay Spirit (White Crane Books), Gay Body, and Gay Soul.
Fellow Travelers has exhibited at the New York Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library, the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, ONE National Gay Archives, and the Los Angeles Episcopal Cathedral.

Read an excerpt from an interview with Mark Thompson: READ MORE>>

See a great YouTube video of the exhibit at the Center in NYC.

You are invited to attend and meet Mark Thompson and Clyde Hall (Featured in the exhibit) at the Gala Reception and Book Signing on Dec. 7, from 7-9 p.m. at Cup of Joe's Coffee Shop. (A limited supply of Mark Thompson's Gay Soul and Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning will be available for sale as a fundraiser for Queer Spirit Scholarships. Malcolm Boyd's book Take off the Mask will also be available)

All proceeds/donations and sale of books will go towards scholarships for those interested in attending Queer Spirit Retreats. The objective of these appearances will be about self-exploration, understanding our unique history and claiming our essence and gifts within ourselves.

Fellow Travelers
Liberation Photos by Mark Thompson
December 1-31, 2007

A Cup A Joe Coffee Shop
353 West 200 South
Salt Lake City

Gala Reception and Book Signing:
Dec. 7

Jerry Buie MSW, LCSW
Pride Counseling/Queer Spirit
231 East 400 South STE 208
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801 595-0666

Sweat Lodge Report

Last saturday night we had a wonderful sweat lodge expereince. We had 22 men who were new to lodge, come with good hearts and hands and participate in a wonderful process of prayer, community and finding the sacred within our lives. It was a tight crowd but we managed. I want to thank everyone who attended and say good job! I was impressed with the level of sincerity and focus that was brought into the process. Many men asked if we were doing it again next month. It is likely that another one will show up soon so please watch the blog, emails and other sources of information.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sweat Lodge for Queer Men

This saturday night (October 27, 2007) at 7 P.M. Queer Spirit will be hosting a sweat lodge for beginners. This is an ALL GAY MEN'S Lodge. We invite you to come and join us, you are welcome to sit by the fire, join the lodge, share in the Pot Luck meal to follow and otherwise spend some quality time with yourself and with other queer men. Several have RSVP'd and I anticipate a good turn out for the event.

We will go in the lodge around 730. It would be good to be here by 7 p.m. so we can discuss the lodge and do a teaching before going in. This lodge is bigger than the one at Windwalker and the heat moves differently.

Please bring a lite dish to share for after the lodge. Enter the property through the basement enterance on the West side of the house. If you plan to be there a return e mail is helpful.
Jerry Buie

Monday, October 22, 2007


Well, it has been a busy summer and now Fall is upon us. There are exciting things happening.

First, there will be a winter retreat January 11-13, 2008 at Windwalker Ranch. Stay tuned to the website for details.

Second, This saturday we are hosting a sweat lodge at 7 30 p.m. Please e mail for details if you wish to attend.

Third, Mark Thompson will be in Salt Lake City on December 7 and 8 to participate in the opening of Fellow Travlers in SLC and then to lead a group discussion on December 8. Please e mail for details and information.

We anticipate more news soon regarding funding and grants we have applied for to support this process.