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Celebrating the CLGS Latinx Roundtable During this Anniversary Year

by Bernard Schlager

This month marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary celebration for CLGS! 20 years of CLGS also means that the CLGS Latinx Roundtable (LRT) has existed for the better part of a decade, when founded and led by Orlando Espín and Mari Castellanos. What a year to celebrate a milestone anniversary! How to celebrate an […]

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 Nicole Santamaría, CSSC, MAST: Ministry at El/La Para TransLatinas International activist, art therapist, and educator Nicole Santamaría will speak about their […]

Queering Your Spiritual Leadership
A Fall 2020 ONLINE Graduate Course

by Bernard Schlager

This online course offers a brief introduction to – and broad overview of – queer spiritual leadership as evidenced in the lives, writings, and activism of several queer leaders and organizations in US history. Students will be invited to reflect upon, articulate, and hone their own personal visions of spiritual leadership through a variety of […]

An August 2020 Online Course: Gender and Sexuality in the Bible!

by Bernard Schlager

This graduate-level, 3-credit course is offered online from 3 August 2020 through 14 August 2020 (Monday thru Friday). For more information, contact Professor Sharon Jacob at: This course will examine the ways in which ancient views on gender and sexuality inform and influence Biblical Texts.  We will read texts from the Jewish Scriptures and the Greco-Roman contexts […]

CLGS Deplores Trump’s Denial of Health Care Protections for Trans People

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS PRESS RELEASE 13 June 2020 The CLGS Transgender Roundtable, a program of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS), deplores the recent decision of the Trump administration to deny the civil rights of Transgender people by allowing medical professionals, hospitals, and insurance companies to discriminate on the basis of gender identity. […]