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A World AIDS Day Reflection by Rev. Roland Stringfellow, DMin

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1 December 2021 As we head toward the end of another year living with the Coronavirus, the fear, concern, and caution that we all have grown accustomed to is becoming engrained in our normal daily lives.  Talk about the leftovers from Thanksgiving! Many of us are dealing with the leftovers from the “4 P’s” of […]

CLGS Marks World AIDS Day 2021: 1 December

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At The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, we believe in the United Nations theme for this World AIDS Day: End Inequalities. End AIDS. We affirm the rights of all people to equitable access to health care so that everyone might live with healthy bodies, minds, and spirits. Today, we remember the 37.7 […]

Language Matters by Rev. Carla E. Roland Guzmán, PhD

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Language Matters by Rev. Carla E. Roland Guzmán, PhD | Coordinator, Faith, Family, Equality / The CLGS Latinx Roundtable Recently, in a Bible study, I was described as “literal.”  I was taken aback by this description since I don’t consider myself a literal reader of scripture.  In the continued conversation, what was in fact being meant, […]

52 Ways #45: A Genuine Welcome is an Educated Welcome

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A congregation interested in becoming a community of care should begin with education and compassionate dialogue. The leaders and members of a church or synagogue will need to educate themselves about sexual orientation, gender identity, and the most genuine and effective ways to integrate LGBTQ people into the life of the congregation. Throughout this process […]

The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro: An Online Audio Documentary

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CLGS recommends The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro: An online audio documentary about The Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco. Click here to listen! ABOUT THE AUTHORS Lynne Gerber is an independent scholar whose work is focused on religion, the body, and morality in the United States. She is the author of Seeking […]

52 Ways #42: Celebrate Juneteenth!

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On 19 June 1865 Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed in Galveston, Texas, the federal government’s decree that all previously-enslaved people in Texas were free; this proclamation was read over two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. It is […]

52 Ways #41: Be Visible at Pride

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Pride festivals—held in many towns and cities across the country—are a fantastic way to reach out to LGBTQ people and our allies and let people know about your inclusive stance. It is also an important witness that people of faith can be accepting and supportive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Your […]