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The name being a portmanteau of "sacrilege" and "hardcore", Sacricore is partially an off shoot of Queercore with it focusing of reclaiming the notion that LGBTQ+ identities are sinful as well as borrowing visual aesthetics from Catholicism and combining them with queer aesthetics.

The main goal of Sacricore is for those negatively affected by Christian religions to find peace in their queer identities or otherwise morally acceptable interests, lifestyle, or choices (people who are divorced, have had abortions, are mentally ill, disabled, or neurodivergent, are Pagan or Wiccan, etc.) that have been labeled as sinful or practices that one is disallowed from pursuing, such as wanting to have a partner of the same gender, due to it being 'sinful'.

Sacricore can be used in an atheist sense or a "pro-Jesus, anti-Christianity" sense.

Jack Ratt's post on his tumblr side blog called Gender For Lunch. It reads "SacriCore - an off shoot of trendercore for those focusing on reclaiming the idea that queer identities are sinful as well as borrowing aesthetics from catholicism" in large caps. It then reads " The name comes from sacrilege and "hardcore", so it's a punk or alternative aesthetic.It celebrates "sins" that are actually morally harmless or even fun - queerness, drugs, alcohol, disobeying authority, devil worship (ironic or sincere) etc. Though I never want anyone trying to pressure anyone into doing any of these things if they're uncomfortable! It combines a lot of trenderpunk with catholicism aesthetics, celebrating queerness and gender noncomfortmity. Mascs in nun costumes, feminine people in priest cassocks, etc. do not use sacracore to be antisemitic or xenophobic, this is for people healing from the pain caused by their own bad religious experiences." In smaller text.


The Sacricore community and philosophy have two predominant denominations: Atheist and religious. Philosophy varies between the two. The Sacricore community generally supports LGBTQ+ rights, gender and racial equality, religious freedom, and freedom of speech.

What "sins" are considered morally acceptable to celebrate in Sacricore are largely based around leftist beliefs. If said sin isn't harming others, ignoring the consent of others, or based on bigotry towards minorities (disrespecting Muslims or Jewish people is strictly off limits, they hold no power over you and disrespecting them would be punching down rather than up) then it is safe to assume Sacricore supports it.


Although Sacricore is mainly based off of catholic aesthetics, DIY punk fashion, and has slight inspiration from Nu-Goth, what Sacricore can be absorbent of any kind if alt fashion. The different elements you place in your goth-punk-religious fusion outfit depends on what part of your identity you are using Sacricore to celebrate.

Some elements of a Sacricore outfit could include a crucifix necklace, dirtied or tattered church clothes (modern or retro), pieces from a priest's cassock or nun's habit, crust pants / vests, bondage fashion such as harnesses and leather, 1800s gothic jewelry, fake thorn crowns, and accessories referencing demons and angels (clothing covered in eyes, fake horns, makeup that mimics wings, etc.).

Here are some Sacricore fashion elements that put emphasis on some parts of one's identity rejected by Christianity.


  • Pride flags or the colors of pride flags incorporated into outfits
  • Gender nonconformity
  • Elements of Queercore
  • References to Sodom and Gomorrah, two Biblical cities known for being overly sinful. Sodom was known for allowing homosexuality between men.
  • Images (in tattoos, t shirts, graffiti, or other art) of Jesus, angels, or demons participating in same-gender relationships or in pride events
  • Incorporating other LGBTQ+ symbols such as black asexual rings, blue feathers, freedom rings, green carnation, and handkerchief code

Disability and Neurodivergence[]

  • Decorating wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other mobility aids
  • Wearable stim toys / tools
  • Elements of stimwave and Cripplepunk
  • pins / patches calling out ableism
  • "hell on wheels" slogan for wheelchair-users

Sex Work[]

  • Nun, angel, or priest clothes made using leather or latex (referencing leather and latex fetishes)
  • Ball gags
  • Heeled shoes
  • Fishnets
  • Chokers
  • Corsets
  • References (on shirts, tattoos, graffiti, or other art) to Jesus or Satan respecting sex workers
  • Elements of dominatrix-themed fashion
  • Imagery & slogans advocating to make sex work as safe as possible



  • Hozier
  • Mother Mother
  • Poppy
  • Wrabel
  • Epsyle
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Mr.Kitty


  • I Disagree by Poppy
  • Hozier by Hozier
  • Palo Santo (Deluxe) by Years & Years
  • Kabbalah Criminal by Epsyle
  • After God by Epsyle
  • There Is a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let's Keep It a Secret by Bring Me The Horizon
  • Mania by Fall Out Boy


  • Take Me To Church by Hozier
  • Kill Our Way to Heaven by Michl
  • BLOODMONEY by Poppy
  • The Village by Wrabel
  • Oh Ana by Mother Mother
  • MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X
  • Judas by Lady Gaga
  • Rät by Penelope Scott
  • Amen by Amber Run
  • Sanctify by Years & Years
  • Blasphemy by Bring Me The Horizon
  • Crucify Me by Bring Me The Horizon
  • Little Dark Age by MGMT
  • This Is Gospel by Panic! At The Disco
  • Sacrilege by GHOSTEMANE
  • devil town by Cavetown
  • Mother Mary by Mr. Kitty


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