LGBTQ History

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Conservative Impulses: Queers, Interfaith Couples, and Jewish Continuity with Professor Samira K. Mehta. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this online Jewish Queeries Series CLGS event! In the final three decades of the twentieth century, Liberal American Judaism struggled to address two new challenges to longstanding conceptions of the Jewish family: interfaith marriage and same-gender relationships. The trajectories of these two issues raises the question: if non-Orthodox Jewish communities are more […]

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 […]

“Post-Gay”: How Queer Values Benefit All People with Rabbi Joshua Lesser. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! Ten years ago, a prominent Jewish Gay historian wrote an article in a major Jewish newspaper about the “dim” future of LGBT synagogues.  As a sign of their “demise,” Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta was called a “Post-Gay Synagogue.”  When the congregation’s rabbi, […]

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 […]

The CLGS Archives Project

The CLGS Archives Project seeks to obtain, preserve, and make available the papers of significant individuals and organizations in the history of religion and LGBTQ issues in American society. Comprised of a growing number of collections (below), the Archives Project makes CLGS a leading resource center for the history of LGBTQ persons and religion and […]

52 Ways #42: 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 […]

52 Ways #41: Be Visible at Pride

Pride festivals—held in many towns and cities across the country—are a fantastic way to reach out to LGBTQ people and our allies and let people know about your inclusive stance. It is also an important witness that people of faith can be accepting and supportive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Your […]