About the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) was established at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and opened its doors in the fall of 2000.

The Center serves three distinct but overlapping constituencies: the world of academic religious scholarship; faith communities; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and organizations. For each of these constituent groups, CLGS is committed to providing programming and support for research, resources, education for leadership, and community-building/advocacy. All programming is devoted to carrying out the Center's fundamental mission:

To advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy.

Find out more about the History and Mission of the Center and how it came to be a "Center at the Center of the Storm."

The Center is served by dedicated Staff members, both full- and part-time, who come from a variety of backgrounds and worlds of experience.

You may contact CLGS by mail, telephone, or email. If you have questions, suggestions, or are interested in participating in any of the Center's activities, please sign up for the free, monthly e-newsletter for the latest updates on the Center's work and to stay informed of all the activities and opportunities.

Welcome to this online portal to the Center's work!