LGBT Religious Archives Network
In 2002 Mark Bowman founded the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network, which has served a vitally important mission for LGBT religious and social change: the preservation of our history. Recognizing that “history is written from the perspective of those who preserve their records,” the LGBT-RAN coordinates and supports the identification, collection and preservation of personal papers and organizational records from LGBT religious movements. To encourage scholarly research and historical study of these important movements for social change, LGBT-RAN disseminates information about these records and provides and facilitates access to them, using digital technology when possible.
The LGBT-RAN affiliated with CLGS in the summer of 2008 as it began moving into the next phase of its important work. The Network will also complement well the research, training, and advocacy programs at CLGS, including the Center's own growing collection of archival materials.
New materials, oral histories, and online "exhibits" are being added on a regular basis.
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