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52 Ways #13: Support LGBTQ Asylum-Seekers and Immigrants

More people than ever before in human history have been displaced from their homes, according to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR). Right now, a staggering 20 people are displaced from their homes every minute of every day, adding up to 65.6 million people. Of these, 22.5 million are refugees; fewer than 200,000 […]

BUILDING BRIDGES: Online Portraits of LGBTQ Asylum-Seekers and Immigrants

Click HERE to access the online exhibition! Building Bridges: Portraits of LGBTQ Asylum-Seekers and Immigrants is a photo-text exhibit created  for CLGS by Family Diversity Projects (FDP): it highlights the personal stories of LGBTQ individuals who have sought to build new lives here in the US. Created from FDP’s larger Building Bridges: Portraits of Immigrants […]

An Advent of Liberation: A December 2020 Calendar of Reflections

An Advent of Liberation: Journeying to Find Emmanuel is a daily Calendar of Reflections that brings together voices from across faith perspectives to share their experiences of Emmanuel — God with us. Advent is often a time of drawing-inward that mimics the patterns of staying inside that we embody during winter, and we want to […]

52 Ways #12: Join Your Denominational LGBTQ-Affirming Organization — or Start One!

People from your own spiritual tradition can be a great resource.  They know the particular challenges and opportunities for inclusion that your denomination faces, along with an understanding of how best to engage your unique religious heritage.  They may also have great ideas, initiatives, and resources that can help you along. In addition, you can […]

Religious Leadership In Congregations During A Time of Pandemic: A Discussion with CLGS Roundtable Coordinators

Click here to access a video recording of this Lavender Lunch via Zoom! Religious Leadership In Congregations During A Time of Pandemic: Continuing the Conversation This CLGS Lavender Lunch continues a discussion (begun last Spring) on religious leadership in Christian and Jewish congregations during a time of pandemic.  The coordinators of our CLGS Roundtables, who serve in […]

52 Ways #11: Commemorate Transgender of Remembrance

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 […]

52 Ways #10: Offer a Genuine Welcome at the Door

When Janet was visiting a church for the first time, they asked the greeter where they could find a restroom.  The greeter responded by asking, in a friendly voice, if Janet would prefer the men’s room, the women’s room, or the gender-neutral restroom.  This told Janet immediately that this church was ready and welcoming of […]