Transgender Roundtable Resources

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52 Ways #19: Expand Pronoun Options

Some people use non-gendered pronouns to identify themselves because it better reflects who they are than “he” or “she.” You can make it clear that your congregation welcomes them by creating space to name our own pronouns. And—because we respect the grammar lovers among us—let us assure you that these are perfectly acceptable in English […]

Is Your Faith Community Safe for Trans Folks? An ONLINE CLGS Lavender Lunch with our Trans* Seminarians Leadership Cohort

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch! In this online panel discussion we explore ways that faith communities can become safer spaces for trans and nonbinary congregants, participants, and leaders. Members of our Trans Seminarian Cohort – and other trans and nonbinary panelists – will discuss some of the successes and pitfalls […]

Gender: A Spectrum or an Angle of Deviation? with Fran Benjamin and Monique Cadle. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! In this online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event, Fran Benjamin (he/she/they) and Monique Cadle (she/her) of Good Works Consulting host a conversation on gender, diversity and queerness, and their relationship to art, business, spirituality –  and to their lives.  Fran, a queer, […]

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 […]

Transkeit: Expanding Gender for Jews and Allies: A Pre-Publication Preview with Jane Rachel Litman and Jakob Hero-Shaw, editors. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this online CLGS event! The book Expanding Gender: The Wisdom of Transkeit for Jews and Allies is an extraordinary collection of essays by trans Jews and allies that explores cutting edge ideas about gender through the lenses of tradition, art, autobiography, and solidarity. The volume features an analysis of […]

Building Your TDOR Toolkit with The CLGS Transgender Roundtable

Click here for a video recording of this online CLGS event! In this workshop, we explore ways to honor Trans Day of Remembrance in congregations and community organizations. The workshop leaders share ideas from a variety of faith-based and secular settings, and participants shared questions and ideas from their own faith and community contexts. Workshop Leaders […]

An Exploration of Queer and Trans Ministry with our Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort: An ONLINE CLGS Event!

Click here for a video recording of this event! At this event members of the Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort, a group of trans and non-binary seminary students, explore ministry and religious leadership in our current social and political climate.  Presenters also share their own individual callings and experiences in religious formation.  In addition they discuss how […]