LGBTQ Pastoral Care

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52 Ways #9: Raise Your Voice and Vote!

Raise Your Voice and Vote! As Candace Bond of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has written, “The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest.”  For LGBTQ+ people, voting is absolutely crucial in the ongoing struggle to ensure the civil rights of […]

52 Ways #8: Welcome and Support LGBTQ Seniors

Seniors are important members of our faith communities, attending services, volunteering, contributing to committees and much more. There are also many ways our congregations support older adults in need—visiting those who are shut-in or in nursing homes, offering social gatherings and support groups, providing meals and more. The Diverse Elders Coalition notes that there are more than […]

52 Ways #7: Celebrate International Pronouns Day

ronouns Day is celebrated every year on the third Wednesday in October (21 October 2020 this year) and it offers faith communities an important opportunities to raise awareness of the importance of respecting each person’s chosen pronouns.  For genderqueer, Transgender, and gender non-conforming persons, being referred to by their correct pronouns is basic to their human […]

52 Ways #6: Share Your Space (Including Virtual Space!)

Many communities of faith have the blessing of having their own spaces for worship, education, and other programs. Sometimes that gift goes underutilized and is empty for parts of the day or week. One way to expand your welcome and put those rooms to good use is to make them available for LGBTQ groups at […]

Bringing Spirituality Out of the Closet: A Webinar for Progressive Catholics with Dr. Craig A. Ford, Jr.

Click here for a video recording of this event! The brave voices of progressive Catholics will be highlighted and affirmed during this virtual gathering space, including Marianne Duddy-Burke of Dignity USA; Francis DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry; and representatives from Families with Dignity. CLGS, DignityUSA, New Ways Ministry, and Families with Dignity will share compelling […]

Sacred Activism: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow

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Click HERE for a video recording of this Lavender Lunch! In this Lavender Lunch Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable and Pastor of MCC Detroit, Michigan, explores “sacred activism” as a vocation to work for justice.  Rooted in our current realities and also building upon past movements of resistance and activism, […]