The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry

Education and Training for Scholars, Faith Communities, and Activists

Upcoming Events 

LGBTQ Refugee Project - Info Sessions

Tuesday, May 26th at 2:00pm-3:30pm   
Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay, Walnut Creek, CA
CLGS is partnering with local bay area congregations and community organizers to develop a congregation-based support system for LGBTQ refugees and asylees in the Bay Area.  We would like to invite opening and affirming congregations to get involved by providing basic accompaniment for refugees including support in finding housing, employment, and building community networks. If you are interested, please join us for an upcoming information sessions.  Click Here For More Information

QWOCMAP: Queer Women of Color Film Festival

June 12-14, 2015, Brava Theatre Center
Join CLGS for the 11th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. QWOCMAP creates, exhibits and distributes new films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color and address the vital social justice issues that concern multiple communities. Click Here For More Information.

CLGS News & Commentary 

Transitioning to Inclusion: Embracing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth in Faith Communitiese

This resource was written by Kelsey Pacha for CLGS, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion, and made possible by a grant from the Atkinson Foundation. Through their generosity, CLGS has worked with congregations, parents, and religious educators in San Mateo County and beyond to create this resource.This is the second resource in this series. Click Here For More Information.

CLGS Statement on Oral Arguments for Same-Sex Marriage

The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) honors Brett Krutzsch with the 2014-15 LGBT Religious History Award.  Krutzsch’s “The Martyrdom of Matthew Shepard,” was selected by the review jury to receive this award. Krutzsch's dissertation, “Martyrdom and American Gay History: Secular Advocacy, Christian Ideas, and Gay Assimilation,” investigates the role of religious rhetoric in facilitating American gay assimilation through an analysis of gay martyr discourses from the 1970s through 2014. Read Full Press Release Here.  

2015 LGBT Religious History Award Announcement

The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) honors Brett Krutzsch with the 2014-15 LGBT Religious History Award.  Krutzsch’s “The Martyrdom of Matthew Shepard,” was selected by the review jury to receive this award. Krutzsch's dissertation, “Martyrdom and American Gay History: Secular Advocacy, Christian Ideas, and Gay Assimilation,” investigates the role of religious rhetoric in facilitating American gay assimilation through an analysis of gay martyr discourses from the 1970s through 2014. Read Full Press Release Here.  

Black LGBT Faith Leaders United Statement

Black LGBT Religious Leaders Act with Historically Black Churches to declare “Black Bodies Matter.” LGBT Black Christians and faith leaders join tens of thousands of historically Black congregations/denominations and allies to wear black to church on Sunday, December 14 in response to police brutality: “Black LGBT bodies must matter, too!” Read Full Press Release Here.  

Transitioning to Inclusion

CLGS has recentley published, Transition to Inclusion: A guide to welcoming transgender children and their families in your community of faith. This resource was written by Kelsey Pacha and made possible by a grant from the Atkinson Foundation. We plan to make this resource available nationwide. Click Here For More Information.  

Were some Catholic saints transgender? Berkeley show raises eyebrows

Kimberly Winston of Religion News Service published this article about Alma Lopez's art exhibition, "Queer Santas, Holy Violence" sponsored by CLGS and the Center for th Arts, Religion and Education at Pacific School of Religion on November 6, 2014. The article begins, "Step into the one-room art gallery inside the Pacific School of Religion  and look closely at the saints in the paintings:  Some have beards; some have buzz cuts; some have their breasts obscured; some appear in unisex clothes like tanks tops and jeans." Click Here to Read the Full Article.  

CLGS' Pastoral Care and LGBT Seniors Project

With a generous grant from the San Francisco FAITHS Program, CLGS began an outreach in 2013 to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors in residential care in the Bay Area. The program offers pastoral care and chaplaincy visits to seniors who are residing in group facilities or are shut-ins. In addition to this direct service, CLGS has also produced a written resource for clergy about the particular needs of LGBT seniors Click Here For More Information.  

New Online Exhibit Features First Gay-Positive Report by a Religious Group

CLGS' LGBT Religious Archives Network (www.lgbtran.org) has released a new online exhibition that portrays the dramatic story of 11 British Quakers responsible for the groundbreaking 1963 report Towards a Quaker View of Sex. Read Press Release Here 

Unearthing The Surprising Religious History Of American Gay Rights Activism

The CLGS LGBT Religious Archive Network is prominently featured in this June 28, 2014 Huffington Post article focused on LBGT Religious History. Written by Jaweed Kaleem. Click Here to Read the Full Article. 

Will S.F. Archbishop promote hatred or reconciliation?

Bernard Schlager, interim president of the Pacific School of Religion and Executive Director of CLGS, discusses Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's decision to speak at the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) anti-LGBT rally in Washington D.C. on June 19th. Click Here to Read the Full Article. 


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