LGBTQIA+ pagans and practitioners of New Age paths will be marking the Summer Solstice, which falls on Tuesday June 21st. Here in the heart of the ancient lands of the West Country, there will be celebrations at such ancient monuments as Avebury and of course, Stonehenge. The Glastonbury based pagan bookstore Goddess and the Green Man describes the celebration: “This is the peak of the Solar year and the Sun is at the height of its life-giving power. The Earth is awash with fertility and fulfillment and this is a time of joy and celebration, of expansiveness and the celebration of achievements. Yet within this climax is the whisper and promise of a return to the Dark. As the Light reaches its peak so this is also the moment when the power of the Sun begins to wane. From now on the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer and we are drawn back into the Dark to complete the Wheel of the Year”. However you celebrate this magical time of the year, be safe and be respectful of others, especially with music and dancing!. Happy Solstice to all.