Posts by Bernard Schlager

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CLGS Is Seeking a Coordinator for our Asian/Pacific Islander Roundtable!

by Bernard Schlager

The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) is seeking a Coordinator for our Asian/Pacific Islander Roundtable. For a full Job Description for this part-time position (currently 20 hours per month), click here.   Job Summary The Coordinator provides theological expertise; programmatic and convening support; and ministerial services to the Asian and Pacific […]

52 Ways #28: Address LGBTQ Health Disparities & Hold a Health Fair!

by Bernard Schlager

LGBTQ people experience a number of health disparities—ways in which our health is compromised as a result of discrimination and neglect. For example, LGBTQ people are:  Less likely to get preventative care, such as mammograms and pap smears  Less likely to have health insurance  More likely to experience depression and anxiety  More likely to smoke and misuse substances, such as […]

Join CLGS for our Souls a’ Fire 7 ONLINE Conference: 13-14 March 2021!

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS’ Souls A’Fire 7 Conference | An ONLINE Gathering for Black Queer Theology! 13-14 March 2021 Register Below for Day One and/or Day Two of this Conference Register Day One Register Day Two Why this gathering is important: This event will highlight an inclusive vision among African-American pastors, parishioners, and community leaders on the topic of welcoming and […]

CLGS Announces Our Spring 2021 Lavender Lunch Program!

by Bernard Schlager

We are excited to announce our CLGS Lavender Lunches (all ONLINE, of course) for Spring of 2021! Please join us for one – or more! – of these events; each takes place via Zoom from 12:15pm to 1:15pm (Pacific Time). Click on the Lavender Lunches below for more details: Tuesday, 9 February 2021: “It’s OK […]

52 Ways #16: Support LGBTQ People During the Holidays

by Bernard Schlager

When our families are supportive, it makes a huge difference for LGBTQ people. But not everyone has family support … and the holidays can be especially challenging for some people. As the December holidays approach, make plans now to reach out to those who may be feeling isolated. Think about how the language of sermons […]

52 Ways #15: Create a Calendar of LGBTQ Events for Next Year

by Bernard Schlager

Get ready for next year by planning ahead to recognize important holidays and events in LGBTQ communities.  You can work with the leadership of your community of faith to incorporate these into worship, educational programs, outreach events, and more.  Select which holidays, events, and commemorations are most applicable to your situation and make plans accordingly. […]