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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 […]

52 Ways #23: Honor the Contributions of LGBTQ African Americans

by CLGSAdminy1

During Black History Month–and the rest of the year–honor the contributions of African-American LGBTQ people. There are so many people have had a profound impact on the LGBTQ community, from the days of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 40s (see, for example, openly gay artist Richard Bruce’s Nugent’s 1947 drawing Jesus and Judas) up […]

Our 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort!

by CLGSAdminy1

TOP ROW (Left to Right): (1) Carter Snyder-Samuelson | (2) Mai | (3) Logan Lovelace | (4) Kameryn Lee BOTTOM ROW (Left to Right): (5) Benny VanDerburgh | (6) Koach Baruch | (7) Sam Aldave | (8) Drak Druella We are proud to introduce our 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort, our 8th class! Sponsored by CLGS, […]

52 Ways #11: Commemorate Transgender of Remembrance

by Bernard Schlager

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual day of mourning that is observed every year on November 20th as a way to honor lives lost to anti-trans violence.  The first TDOR was observed in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in honor of her friend Rita Hester, who was slain in an act of transphobic […]

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 Islander […]

52 Ways #7: Celebrate International Pronouns Day

by Bernard Schlager

“Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.” (pronounsday.org) International Pronouns Day (IPD) is celebrated every year on the third Wednesday in October […]

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 […]

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. […]

CLGS African American Roundtable Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

by Bernard Schlager

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought […]