LGBTQ Spirituality

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Queer Autobiography: We Were Gender Fluid Before We Even Knew What It Was: An Online CLGS Lavender Lunch with Dwayne Ratleff and William Martin

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch! In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch authors Dwayne Ratleff and William Martin read from their autobiographical novels Dancing To The Lyrics and The Runaway Bus. In addition, these seasoned authors reflect upon – and dialogue about – the importance of sharing stories from their […]

Professor Julia Watts Belser: Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference | The 13th Annual | 2022 CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture

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Julia Watts Belser, a white Jewish woman with curly brown hair, sits happily in her wheelchair in front of a pink flowering bush. She's wearing a patterned red blazer and red kippah (beret) to match.

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Lecture! Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference with Professor Julia Watts Belser The 13th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture Recorded on 20 October 2022 In this CLGS lecture, Professor Julia Watts Belser probes the embodied ethics and spiritual […]

Sal, Luz, y Azúcar: Africana Queer Christopoetics of Matthew 5 in Afrocubanidad with Rev. Dr. Eric A. Thomas. A CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS event! In this CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation Rev. Dr. Eric Thomas a queer Afro-Latinx imagines a decolonial vision for Jesus’ instruction to be(come) salt, light, and sugar in The Gospel of Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. Reverend Dr. Eric A. Thomas is a scholar, […]

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 […]

The Queernesses of Jewish Heresy: Sabbetai Zevi, Jacob Frank, and the Eros of Hasidism with Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson and Professor Naomi Seidman. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! From the 17th to 19th centuries, European Judaism witnessed an eruption of ecstasy and eros in a series of heretical and quasi-heretical movements beginning with the failed messiahs Sabbetai Zevi (1626-76) and Jacob Frank (1726-1791), and continuing through the ‘domestication’ of […]

Decolonizing Spiritual/Faith-Based Exploration and Formation: An Online CLGS Lavender Lunch with Maij Mai

Click here to view a recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch! In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Maij Mai explores what possibilities can exist when cultivating spiritual/faith-based exploration and formation spaces, particularly for marginalized communities whose experiences do not align with institutionalized faith-based spaces, communities, and traditions. Maij also considers a variety of decolonial possibilities in […]