Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Resources

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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 […]

Genderqueer Torah with Jericho Vincent. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click HERE for a video recording of this Jewish Queeries Series Event! In this first CLGS Jewish Queeries event of 2020-2021, Jericho Vincent, a genderqueer post-ultra-Orthodox Jew, offers a fascinating exploration of gender, Torah, and authenticity.  Some of the questions they explore include the following: What does Judaism have to teach us about gender? In what […]

52 Ways #5: Build Coalitions

Build coalitions with other communities of faith who are engaged in similar work and are LGBTQ inclusive. Working together in coalition can strengthen our work and remind us that we are part of a larger community. We can accomplish more together than we can as individuals. Find out which other congregations in your area are […]

52 Ways #3: Learn More about LGBTQ People in your Area

Take some time and learn more about LGBTQ people, especially those in your local area. It is important to understand the joys and challenges that the community experiences beyond the stereotypes. Recognize that there are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in every racial and cultural group. Do some investigation. Find a local […]

The Sex and Religion Project Curriculum

The Sex and Religion Project was created by Steven Anderson, CSR Graduate, and includes 6 downloadable pamphlets on the following topics: An Introduction to Sexual Identity An Introduction to Society and Sexuality An Introduction to the Bible’s “Clobber Passages” The Importance of Queer Theology The Importance of a Theology of Social Change The Case for […]

An LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary | A NEW CLGS Resource for Faith Communities

An LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary: A Resource for Faith Communities Contents Dear Reader Defining Broad Concepts LGBTQIA+ Symbols Vocabulary Words Not to Use or to Use Only With Permission Additional Resources for LGBTQIA+ People of Faith and Allies Sources ❦ Dear Reader: Since 2000, The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School […]

TEDx Talk: “What Elvis Taught a Conversion Therapy Survivor About Love”

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Watch “What Elvis Taught a Conversion Therapy Survivor About Love,” a TEDx Talk by former CLGS Staff Member Dev Cuny.  Dev is a storyteller, activist, and restorative justice practitioner who speaks out about the harms of conversion therapy as an ambassador for the #BornPerfect Campaign, The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy. Dev has shared their […]