Lectures & Scholarship

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Professor Rolf Nolasco: Queer Bodies: Colliding, Expanding, Flourishing | The 15th Annual | 2022 CLGS John E. Boswell Lecture

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS John E. Boswell Lecture Queer Bodies: Colliding, Expanding, Flourishing Professor Rolf Nolasco The 15th Annual CLGS John E. Boswell Lecture Recorded on Thursday, 21 April 2022 Tagging queer bodies as intrinsically disordered, unholy, and perverse collides with the intimate knowing that this body, this queer flesh with all its […]

52 Ways #5: Honor the Contributions of LGBTQ African Americans

During February, Black History Month, honor the contributions of African American LGBTQ people.  And don’t limit this to the month of February: honor African American LGBTQ people all year round! 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, […]

Transkeit: Expanding Gender for Jews and Allies: A Pre-Publication Preview with Jane Rachel Litman and Jakob Hero-Shaw, editors. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this online CLGS event! The book Expanding Gender: The Wisdom of Transkeit for Jews and Allies is an extraordinary collection of essays by trans Jews and allies that explores cutting edge ideas about gender through the lenses of tradition, art, autobiography, and solidarity. The volume features an analysis of […]

Bishop Megan Rohrer: Trans Theology Without Apology. The 12th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture!

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Click here for a video recording of this ONLINE Lecture! Trans Theology Without Apology: Using Art and Historical Exegesis to Celebrate Trans Figuration and the Trans Aesthetic in the Bible with Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer The 12th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture Recorded on Thursday, 14 October 2021, at 6:30pm | Pacific Time Veiled metaphors and transgressive embodiments […]

Queering Wesley, Queering the Church: A Lavender Lunch with Keegan Osinski

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Click here for a video recording of this online CLGS event! In this Lavender Lunch theologian and librarian Keegan Osinski discusses her recent book, Queering Wesley, Queering the Church, (Cascade Books, 2021) and its presentation of a prototype for thinking about Wesleyan holiness as an expansive openness to the love and grace of God in queer Christian lives rather […]

Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context with Professor Golan Moskowitz. An Online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event!

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Click here for a video recording of this event! The late Jewish American artist Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) changed the face of children’s literature and paved the way for the reconsiderations of monstrosity and Otherness that pervade contemporary media, from Sesame Street to Stranger Things.  His emotionally isolated, unruly, and ethnically particular protagonists use fantasy to resist social coercion and self-erasure. In Wild […]