LGBTQ Health

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LGBTQ+ Latinx Health Guide on HIV/AIDS for Faith Communities: In English & Spanish!

LGBTQ+ Latinx Health Guide on HIV/AIDS for Faith Communities A New Bilingual Resource from The CLGS Latinx Roundtable | Fe, Familia, Igualdad This guide, the newest resource created by the CLGS Latinx Roundtable, includes information on HIV/AIDS and how it has an impact on Latinx persons, families, and faith communities. In addition, this resource – […]

Pastoral Care & LGBT Seniors

LGBTQ Seniors

With a generous grant from the San Francisco FAITHS Program, CLGS began an outreach in 2013 to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors in residential care in the Bay Area. The program offers pastoral care and chaplaincy visits to seniors who are residing in group facilities or are shut-ins. LGBT seniors face some particular […]

52 Ways #32: Engage in Intersectional Ministries

The spiritual insights and motivation that led your congregation to welcome LGBTQ people can also help you expand your ministries in intersectional ways. After all, there are many ways in which we are called to improve our own communities and our world. CLGS has a resource, An Expansive Welcome, designed to spark conversations in congregations […]

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 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 […]

52 Ways #24: Restrooms Available for All!

Let’s face it: everyone needs to use the restroom.  You can make your congregation more welcoming by providing non-gendered restroom spaces. These make an important statement about your openness to transgender and gender non-conforming people. Studies have shown that transgender people face significant harassment and violence in public restrooms; you can counter that by providing […]

52 Ways #21: Feed Hungry People, Including Hungry LGBTQ People

Despite the stereotypes of rich white gay men, the reality is that LGBTQ people—as a result of systemic oppression—are more likely than heterosexuals to live in poverty and, therefore, to be food insecure.  This is especially true for people of color who face racism in addition to anti-LGBTQ attitudes, the young and the old, transgender […]