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CLGS Once Again a Community Sponsor of The 18th-Annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS is proud to serve once again as a Community Sponsor of The 18th-Annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival QWOCMAP will premiere 35 films in 5 screenings at their FREE International Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 10-12, 2022 at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park. The 18th […]

CLGS Announces Our Spring 2022 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series!

by Bernard Schlager

The CLGS Spring 2022 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series Tuesday, 8 February 2022 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE Love Tenderly: Sacred Stories of Lesbian and Queer Religious with Grace Surdovel, IHM, and Co-Authors In this CLGS Lavender Lunch, Roman Catholic Sisters Grace Surdovel, IHM, Sue Becker, RDC, Jeanne Christensen, RSM, and Mary Kay Dobrovolny, RSM, reflect on their recently-published […]

Bishop Megan Rohrer is our 12th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecturer!

by Bernard Schlager

Click here to register for this ONLINE Lecture, which will be offered via Zoom! Trans Theology Without Apology: Using Art and Historical Exegesis to Celebrate Trans Figuration and the Trans Aesthetic in the Bible with Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer The 12th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture ONLINE on Thursday, 14 October 2021, at 6:30pm | Pacific Time Veiled metaphors […]

CLGS Announces Our Fall 2021 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series!

by Bernard Schlager

The CLGS Fall 2021 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE Queering Wesley, Queering the Church with Keegan Osinski In this Lavender Lunch theologian and librarian Keegan Osinski discusses her recent book, Queering Wesley, Queering the Church, (Cascade Books, 2021) and its presentation of a prototype for thinking about Wesleyan […]

52 Ways #9: Raise Your Voice and Vote!

by CLGSAdminy1

Raise Your Voice and Vote! As Candace Bond of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has written, “The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest.”  For LGBTQ+ people, voting is absolutely crucial in the ongoing struggle to ensure the civil rights of […]

Civil but Not Sacred: Pope Francis on Same-Sex Unions

by Bernard Schlager

Considered from the vantage point of pastoral care, Pope Francis’ recent approval of civil unions for same-sex couples, captured in the film documentary Francesco, can be taken as a positive, albeit small, step in the Catholic Church’s long and decidedly negative relationship with lesbian and gay people.  By reaffirming the stance he took on civil […]

CLGS Celebrates National Coming Out Day 2020!

by Bernard Schlager

11 October 2020 Happy National Coming Out Day! 32 years ago, the first National Coming Out Day (NCOD) was celebrated as a way to emphasize the importance of living as an “out” lesbian or gay person.  Today, NCOD is an international observance that has expanded to celebrate the many ways in which people choose to […]

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: sjacob@psr.edu. 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 STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD

by Bernard Schlager

2 June 2020 “The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” – Maya Angelou The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) condemns the brutal murder of George Floyd by […]