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52 Ways #41: Celebrate International Pronouns Day: 19 October 2022

“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.” (Source: International Pronouns Day website) International Pronouns Day (IPD) is celebrated every year on the […]

UPDATED LGBTQ+ Latinx Health Guide on HIV/AIDS for Faith Communities: In English & Spanish!

LGBTQ+ Latinx Health Guide on HIV/AIDS for Faith Communities A New Bilingual Resource from The CLGS Latinx Roundtable | Fe, Familia, Igualdad This guide, the newest resource created by the CLGS Latinx Roundtable, includes information on HIV/AIDS and how it has an impact on Latinx persons, families, and faith communities. In addition, this resource – […]

52 Ways #40: Raise Your Voice and Vote!

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 […]

Why National Coming Out Day Matters

Under the guise of “parental rights” students are being shamed into silence and teachers are being censored. LGBTQ youth in Florida, and many others states, are subjected to fearmongering tactics to prevent them from speaking honestly about their own lived experiences. In addition to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law, the Department of Education in […]

52 Ways #39: Celebrate & Include Transgender People!

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 […]

Queerying Pre-Marital Counseling with Manuel Frank-Lampon and Carla Roland: An Online CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation

Two Wedding Rings Against Rainbow-Colored Hearts

Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation! Sixteen months after his marriage to his partner Rich, Manuel Frank-Lampon reflects with Rev. Dr. Carla Roland Guzmán, Coordinator of the CLGS Latinx Roundtable, upon his participation in – and experience of – pre-marital counseling. In this online conversation (the first in […]