Posts by Bernard Schlager

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Intergenerational Synergy

by Bernard Schlager

Recently I attended the screening of a new documentary,  The Archivettes, the story of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York.  The film portrays the fierce determination of the founders who broke new ground in the 70s to preserve the emerging lesbian-feminist movement of that day—its culture, politics, and arts.  The film also depicts young […]

Meet LGBTQ-RAN’s Summer 2019 Interns!

by Bernard Schlager

Melanie Goulish earned her MLS degree (with a specialization in Rare Books and Manuscripts) from Indiana University – Bloomington. She is interested in participatory and post-custodial archives, theological librarianship, and digital humanities projects. Most recently, she created an online exhibition for The Marriage Equality Project at the Kinsey Institute, and she is currently processing a […]

Jewish and Queer Raised: A Retreat for the Next Generation

by Bernard Schlager

The CLGS Jewish Roundtable is hosting the first-ever gathering for adults who were raised in Jewish and queer families and communities.  Over forty young adults ranging in age from eighteen to late thirties will attend the retreat on Sunday, 3 November 2019, on the Pacific School of Religion campus in Berkeley, California. “I feel that […]

Welcoming Our Seventh Annual Trans Seminarian Cohort

by Bernard Schlager

The Trans Seminarian Cohort, a joint project of CLGS, the Freedom Center for Social Justice, and the National LGBTQ Task Force, enters its seventh year this fall!  Every year, five to six seminary students who identify as transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming are selected to journey together for one academic year.  In this program, […]

Trans Seminarian Cohort Now Accepting Applications

by Bernard Schlager

We Are Now Accepting Applications for the 7th Annual Trans Seminarian Cohort! The Trans Seminarian Cohort is a joint project of CLGS, The Freedom Center for Social Justice, and the National LGBTQ Task Force. The Cohort is a year-long opportunity to join with transgender, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer seminary students for theological engagement, mentoring, networking, and […]

Gay Orthodox Rabbinical Student Refused Ordination

by Bernard Schlager

By Jane Litman, Coordinator, Jewish Roundtable Most people are not aware that even within Orthodox Judaism there are great differences in practice and outlook.  Twenty years ago, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) was founded in opposition to the more socially conservative Yeshivah College, as a haven for Modern (or Open) Orthodox future rabbis.  Since then, YCT […]

Grieving with LGBTQ and Allied United Methodists

by Bernard Schlager

Update: Please join us on Tuesday, April 23 at Pacific School of Religion as Rev. Israel Alvaran of Reconciling Ministries Network speaks on “Moving Forward: LGBTQ People in the United Methodist Church.”  CLGS grieves with our United Methodist kin following the General Conference’s decision to strengthen its anti-LGBTQ stance this week. This action would continue […]

Dr. K. Mohrman Receives LGBTQ Religious History Award

by Bernard Schlager

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) honors Dr. K. Mohrman with the 2018-19 LGBTQ Religious History Award. The review jury selected Dr. Mohrman’s “Becoming White: Theologizing Heteronormativity in Mormonism, 1890-1945” from among eight papers submitted for the award this year. Dr. K. Mohrman is currently an instructor at the University of Colorado Denver where she […]

LGBTQ Pastoral Care Book Updated

by Bernard Schlager

A second edition of the LGBTQ pastoral care resource, Ministry Among God’s Queer Folk, by Bernard Schlager and David Kundtz is back in print. Bernie Schlager, executive director of CLGS, comments, “My contributions to this co-authored book – both the first and now the second editions –  reflect my work of almost 20 years at PSR’s […]