Special Circa Screening and Panel Discussion on Oct. 14, 2023!



NEW The Documentary

Catch the newly edited feature documentary, Baby, You Are My Religion. Based on the acclaimed book, this film brings to life personal accounts from the ’40s to the ’80s, unveiling the intimate stories of those who found a sacred sanctuary in butch-femme bars. Be part of the special screening this October, showcased in the CIRCA Queer History Program at ONE Archives.


The Book

Baby, You Are My Religion, by Marie Cartier dives into the hidden significance of mid-20th Century American butch-femme bars as vital sanctuaries pre-Stonewall. Learn how these spaces transcended social gatherings, birthing pivotal religious and civil rights movements for the gay and lesbian community.



For more blog articles by Marie Cartier from Feminism and Religionclick here.

  • Do I Feel Safe in America? by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on August 25, 2023 at 7:03 am

    Do I feel safe in America- that’s what you want to know, right? Such a good question—and excuse me, but ridiculous. Four hundred and seventeen anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the United States since the start of the year — a new record, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, as of April … Continue reading "Do I Feel Safe in America? by Marie Cartier"

  • The Tree in my Front Yard by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on July 28, 2023 at 7:03 am

    I have not been in this room for three years- except to run in and out -the pandemic made me claustrophobic and anyway I usually need a coffee shop environment to write and we were in lock down so my wife and I transformed our living room to a coffeeshop, Fig and Hillary’s- so named … Continue reading "The Tree in my Front Yard by Marie Cartier"

  • Pride Season 2023 by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on May 26, 2023 at 7:03 am

    Here you come again             Twenty-three states banning drag, 100 bills being considered Just when I’m about to make it work without you F*** you GOP You look into my eyes and lie those pretty lies Abortion is settled law Gay marriage is settled law And pretty soon I’m wondering how I came to doubt … Continue reading "Pride Season 2023 by Marie Cartier"

  • Who Will Plant and Who Will Harvest by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on April 28, 2023 at 7:03 am

    A Poem 3/27/23 We see the beginnings of fruit trees.The first fruit, my Jewish friend says:             The best of spring—as fruit            Is what makes luxury, she says. We could just eat vegetables –butWith fruit we have extra luxury, we have extra—We have wine. Cheers- we have luxury. I want that luxury feeling today. I … Continue reading "Who Will Plant and Who Will Harvest by Marie Cartier"

  • Oscar in the Year 2050 by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on March 24, 2023 at 7:03 am

    Thank you to –the Oscars! My movie SCAVENGE FOR YOUR LIFE. I’m so thrilled to be nominated and to WIN! Thank you! In the year 2050—and here we are, right? Am I right? Right! SCAVENGE FOR YOUR LIFE. In the year 2050 when we are lucky to have this beautiful theater in downtown Los Angeles. … Continue reading "Oscar in the Year 2050 by Marie Cartier"

  • Poem: A Valentine’s Wish, 2023 by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on February 24, 2023 at 8:03 am

    What if everyone said everyone was their Valentine?I mean you are walking down the streets telling strangers:You are adorable.You are my love.Kiss. Kiss.Well, maybe not, I am thinking of those candy hearts, with the sayings, my favorite Valentine’s candy. But what if everyone in the world on Valentine’s Day, February 14th,decided that that the world, … Continue reading "Poem: A Valentine’s Wish, 2023 by Marie Cartier"