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52 Ways #14: Support Your Local LGBTQ Community Center

Many communities, large and small, have LGBTQ Community Centers or local groups.  One way to show your support is to support them and get involved with these important gathering spots for the community. Visit https://www.lgbtcenters.org/LGBTCenters to find a community center in your state or city. Here are some suggestions: Meet with community center leadership and […]

Harm Reduction as Queer Ministry: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Blyth Barnow

In this 1 December 2020 Lavender Lunch Blyth Barnow, Harm Reduction Faith Manager for Faith In Public Life Ohio and founder of Femminary, speaks about their ministry in harm reduction as rooted in the Gospel call to healing, justice, and unconditional love. Click here for a video recording of this event!

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 […]