LGBTQ Activism

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52 Ways #31: Include Children with LGBTQ Parents

Part of being a vibrant inclusive faith community is creating affirming space not only for LGBTQ people but for our families as well. More than a quarter of same-sex households include children, with studies showing 28.7% of families overall raising children, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA. Among African-Americans, the number is even higher, with 34% […]

Queering and TRANScending: Trans and Nonbinary Seminarian Leaders for Social Justice

To view a video recording of this CLGS Event, click here! In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch members of our Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort explore the complicated dynamics of ministry and religious leadership in extraordinary times.  Presenters invite attendees to explore their own leadership experiences (both religious and secular) to help “queer” the concept of […]

52 Ways #29: Build Interfaith Partnerships for Learning and Action

There are amazing people of faith around the world who are working to make our communities inclusive, accepting, diverse, and vibrant. This week, we encourage you to get to know some more of them, especially your neighbors from other faith traditions. We can learn a tremendous amount from each other. Working with those from other […]

52 Ways #28: Write an Op-Ed for a Local News Outlet

Speaking out about issues of justice and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people, our families, and our communities is critically important. It is important because it is one way to take the beliefs of your community out of the pews and into the public arena and to promote dialogue. It also disrupts the ongoing misperception that people […]

52 Ways #25: 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 the CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory to find a community center in your state or city. Here are some suggestions: […]

52 Ways #24: Celebrate Juneteenth!

On 19 June 1865 Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed in Galveston, Texas, the federal government’s decree that all previously-enslaved people in Texas were free; this proclamation was read over two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. It is […]

Love Is My Sanctuary: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Unoma Azuah

Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch via Zoom! In this CLGS Lavender Lunch Unoma Azuah explores a variety of themes related to her experiences as an African, lesbian immigrant to the United States.  She also shares excerpts from her recently-published memoir, Embracing My Shadow: Growing up Lesbian in Nigeria, and […]