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52 Ways #6: Share Your Space (Including Virtual Space!)

by CLGSAdminy1

Many communities of faith have the blessing of having their own spaces for worship, education, and other programs. Sometimes that gift goes underutilized and is empty for parts of the day or week. One way to expand your welcome and put those rooms to good use is to make them available for LGBTQ groups at […]

52 Ways #5: Build Coalitions

by CLGSAdminy1

Build coalitions with other communities of faith who are engaged in similar work and are LGBTQ inclusive. Working together in coalition can strengthen our work and remind us that we are part of a larger community. We can accomplish more together than we can as individuals. Find out which other congregations in your area are […]

52 Ways #4: Fully Incorporate LGBTQ People in Your Preaching and Teaching

by CLGSAdminy1

If LGBTQ people are to truly be able to apply the messages that are preached and taught in our communities of faith, we, like all people, need to hear words that are relevant to our lives. That means using examples and concepts that include people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This is vital […]

52 Ways #3: Learn More about LGBTQ People in your Area

by CLGSAdminy1

Take some time and learn more about LGBTQ people, especially those in your local area. It is important to understand the joys and challenges that the community experiences beyond the stereotypes. Recognize that there are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in every racial and cultural group. Do some investigation. Find a local […]

52 Ways #2: Be Visible!

by CLGSAdminy1

So you’re ready to welcome LGBTQ+ people at your place of worship. Fantastic! Now its time to let everyone know. One of the most important things you can do is to make your welcome clearly visible.  Take a look outside and inside the places that you meet. Imagine you are a person who has never […]

52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families

by CLGSAdminy1

During our 20th Anniversary Year we are reprising — and updating! — our popular weekly blog on 52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families.  Every week we will post suggestions on how your faith community can become more welcoming to – and inclusive of – LGBTQ+ People and Our Families! […]

CLGS Announces Our ONLINE Fall 2020 Lavender Lunches!

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS proudly announces our Fall 2020 Lavender Lunch Series | All Lunches will be held ONLINE Celebrating the Ministries of PSR Alums ❦ Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | 12:10pm (Pacific Time) |ONLINE at www.clgs.org Nicole Santamaría, CSSC, MAST: Ministry at El/La Para TransLatinas International activist, art therapist, and educator Nicole Santamaría will speak about their […]

LGBTQ-RAN Becomes Independent 501(c)3 Organization

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS is pleased to announce that, effective 1 July 2020, LGBTQ-RAN (The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network) has become an independent 501(c)3 organization. Based in Chicago, Illinois, LGBTQ-RAN is an online organization that assists LGBTQ religious leaders and groups in determining how best to preserve their records and papers in appropriate repositories; in addition, the organization […]

Summer 2020 Online Course: Homosexuality and the Christian Tradition

by CLGSAdminy1

This online 3-credit course (8 – 19 June 2020) offers an historical overview and survey of attitudes toward homoeroticism and homosexuality in ancient, medieval, and modern Christianity in the West and in present-day American Christianities. Several key figures, texts, and movements will be considered and analyzed with a view toward understanding and interpreting their impact […]

CLGS is Accepting Applications for Our 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort!

by CLGSAdminy1

Trans Seminarian Cohort Application Click here to apply for the 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort!  The application deadline is 15 June 2020.   A YEAR-LONG LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR TRANSGENDER & GENDERQUEER SEMINARIANS For the last seven years, CLGS, the Freedom Center for Social Justice and the National LGBTQ Task Force have sponsored a program for transgender and […]