LGBTQ Pastoral Care

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Finding Your True Self: Musings of a Black Bisexual Jew with Chaim Ezra Harrison. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! This online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event focuses on “facets of my life growing up in – and very slowly opening – the closet,” writes Chaim Ezra Harrison. In this recorded event Chaim explores discovering Judaism, navigating his Black/biracial identity, and how […]

52 Ways #2: Be Visible!

So you’re ready to welcome LGBTQ+ people at your place of worship. Fantastic! Now its time to let everyone know. One of the most important things you can do is to make your welcome clearly visible.  Take a look outside and inside the places that you meet. Imagine you are a person who has never […]

52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families: Our 3rd Edition!

Welcome to the third edition of our our popular weekly blog on 52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families.  Every week in 2022 we will post suggestions on how your faith community can become more welcoming to – and inclusive of – LGBTQ+ People and Our Families! Are you interested […]

Spiritual Care in LGBTQ Deserts: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Jude Johnson

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch! In this CLGS Lavender Lunch, Jude Johnson shares their experience of providing spiritual care for LGBTQ Veterans of the VA medical system in the Inland Empire of California. The desert cities in Southern California pose unique challenges in seeking support for LGBTQ individuals […]

52 Ways #52: Embrace the Challenges and Joys of LGBTQ Ministry!

During this, our 20th Anniversary Year, we have reprised — and updated! — our popular weekly blog 52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families.  Every week, for the past year, we have posted suggestions on how your faith community can become more welcoming to – and inclusive of – LGBTQ+ […]

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, […]