LGBTQIA+ Resources

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52 Ways #18: 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 […]

52 Ways #17: Add LGBTQ Books to Your Book Discussion Groups

Does your community have a book club or discussion group? Take a look at the titles you’ve read over the last couple of years and consider whether they are fully inclusive of LGBTQ people and themes. Sometimes groups inadvertently adopt suggested lists created for books groups that don’t take into diversity into account when making […]

52 Ways #3: Build Coalitions

19 January 2024 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 […]

Where Two or More are Gathered: Polyamorous Loving as a Spiritual Community Ethic and Practice

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Asian American Pacific Island Roundtable Presentation! How can polyamory/ethical non-monogamy as non-normative relational formation expand our understanding of spiritual community, wellbeing, and practice? View a recording of this AAPIRT presentation, an exploratory dialogue on the intersections of polyamory and faith and a consideration of how polyamorous frameworks […]

Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit

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CLGS is proud to announce the publication of Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit, co-edited by Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, Coordinator of the CLGS Jewish Roundtable, and Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw, Coordinator of the CLGS Transgender Roundtable. This extraordinary collection of essays by trans Jews and allies explores cutting-edge ideas about gender […]

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 […]