Same sex initiation
Fantastic article from Katie Gerrard. I agree 100%.
Just one thing, though - Katie mentions that no-one has performed any same-sex initiations recently; I know of a group of them that were done 10 or 15 years ago. And since there's a (very unsatisfactory) "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" situation going on right now, how would we know if anyone had done one?
Same-sex initiation should be valid in Wicca, by Katie Gerrard (2020)
"I’ve looked hard at Gardnerian tradition and tried to work out why cross gender initiation was a thing in the first place; especially when Gardner clearly said mothers could initiate sons and father’s initiate daughters. He even said a woman could strap on a sword and play the role of the High Priest at any point. This suggests Same Sex Initiation can happen if it’s a woman initiating another woman."