LGBTQ Activism

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52 Ways #30: 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 […]

52 Ways #29: Write an Op-Ed for a Local News Outlet/Site

Speaking out about issues of justice and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people, our families, and our communities is critically important. It’s a 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 of faith do not support […]

52 Ways #28: Address LGBTQ Health Disparities & Hold a Health Fair!

LGBTQ people experience a number of health disparities—ways in which our health is compromised as a result of discrimination and neglect. For example, LGBTQ people are:  Less likely to get preventative care, such as mammograms and pap smears  Less likely to have health insurance  More likely to experience depression and anxiety  More likely to smoke and misuse substances, such as […]

Queer Palestinian Solidarity: A Lavender Lunch with Tarek Abuata

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS event! CLGS and the newly-formed Palestine Solidarity Round Table (PSRT) at Pacific School of Religion were honored to co-host this Lavender Lunch on the topic of Queer Palestine Solidarity with Tarek Abuata who speaks about a justice-based theology that calls each of us to join together to work for the […]

52 Ways #27: 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 […]

Queer Ecologies & Climate Justice: A Lavender Lunch with Deseree Fontenot

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS event! How do ecological justice and queer liberation intersect?  As climate chaos escalates, LGBTQ people, especially QTBIPOC, are among frontline communities hit first and worst by the consequences. LGBTQ people also have a unique embodied knowledge of what it takes to change, transition, and survive and are […]

Encuentros Latinx: Advocating for the Inclusion of LGBTQ Latinx People in Church and Society with Rev. Rhina Ramos. A CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation

Click here for a video recording of this event! Rev. Rhina Ramos shares her experiences as the National Coordinator For Proyecto Encuentros Bienvenida Y Gracia, a program of The United Church Of Christ.  Funded by a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, this project advances the UCC’s ONA (Open and Affirming) […]