LGBTQ Families

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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 […]

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 […]

52 Ways #35: Send them Back to School with Your Blessings | Part 1 of 2

As the summer draws to a close and school starts up again, your support for LGBTQ youth, parents, and teachers can make a big difference. We hope that going back to school – safely and in person, when possible – will be a positive opportunity for growth and learning for everyone; yet this is often […]

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% […]

52 Ways #13: Support Banned and Challenged Books

If you visit American Library Association’s Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020, you will notice that a large percentage of them were targeted because they include positive portrayals of LGBTQ people.  When these books are removed or not included in libraries—particularly public and school libraries—people lose access to useful and affirming information about LGBTQ […]

Open Tents and Open Hearts: Jews and Polyamory with Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, Rae Antonoff, MAJE, and Rabbi Erik Uriarte. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! Although Jews have been practicing polyamory since the days of Hagar, Sarah, and Abraham, the practice is a cultural taboo among contemporary mainstream Jews.  This is mainly due to legitimate concerns about male privilege and women’s rights.  However, a new generation of queer feminist Jews […]