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52 Ways #31: Recognize the Discrimination that LGBTQ People Face

by CLGSAdminy1

Did you know that half of LGBTQ people in this country live in states where there are no protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? Many people think such discrimination is already illegal, but only 21 states and the District of Columbia ban discrimination in employment and housing; one other state, Wisconsin, […]

52 Ways #30: Celebrate & Include Transgender People!

by CLGSAdminy1

Your congregation may have made the decision to welcome people of all sexual orientations before there was a significant awareness about including gender identity. You may have already talked about and worked on including gay, lesbian and bisexual people, but not transgender people.  Now is a great time to revisit those conversations and expand your […]

CLGS Announces Our Spring 2021 Lavender Lunch Program!

by Bernard Schlager

We are excited to announce our CLGS Lavender Lunches (all ONLINE, of course) for Spring of 2021! Please join us for one – or more! – of these events; each takes place via Zoom from 12:15pm to 1:15pm (Pacific Time). Click on the Lavender Lunches below for more details: Tuesday, 9 February 2021: “It’s OK […]

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 […]

Queerness Loves Beyond Borders

by Bernard Schlager
fence at the US Mexico border

by Nichola Torbett Love knows no borders. That is what it means to be queer. It means we love outside the lines. We are dissidents for love. We love in spite of obstacles. Queer people have the potential to show forth in a particularly vivid way the God-given capacity to love in spite of obstacles—in spite […]

Continuing the Work: African-American Roundtable and Religious Liberty

by Bernard Schlager

by Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the African-American Roundtable,  rstringfellow@clgs.org   In partnership with the Center for American Progress, the National LGBTQ Task Force, Freedom for All Americans, ACLU of Michigan, Equality Michigan and Inclusive Justice (Michigan’s progressive faith organizing council), I have continued my work with four African-American organizers who did outreach with several Black […]

Join a delegation to El Salvador–October 2018

by Bernard Schlager

In October 2018, the long-awaited canonization of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will take place. One ceremony at the Vatican, in Rome, will be presided by the Pope. The other celebration takes place in San Salvador at the Fiesta del Pueblo. Salvadorans from all walks-of-life are gathering to commemorate and honor Archbishop Romero as the first […]

CLGS is hiring a Major Gifts Officer

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS is hiring a Major Gifts Officer. Download this information as a PDF. Job Summary The CLGS Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Center’s Endowment Campaign [80% of the position]; the MGO will also provide ancillary support for the CLGS Annual Fund [10%], and the CLGS Annual Spring […]

World AIDS Day 2017: The Right to Health

by CLGSAdminy1

At the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, we believe in the United Nations theme for this World AIDS Day: The Right to Health. We affirm the rights of all people to healthy bodies, minds and spirits, recognizing that there are many paths to health and wholeness. Today, we remember the 35 million […]