Posts by Bernard Schlager

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We Welcome the 2019-2020 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort!

by Bernard Schlager

The CLGS Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort, now entering its seventh year, is a year-long educational opportunity for transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary seminary students. A shared project of CLGS, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and the Freedom Center for Social Justice, our new Cohort includes the following people for the 2019- 2020 academic year: Abbey […]

Call for LGBTQ Religious History Papers!

by Bernard Schlager

1 December 2019 is the deadline for submission of papers for the 2019-20 LGBTQ Religious History Award. Initiated in 2005 by CLGS’ LGBTQ Religious Archives Network, the LGBTQ Religious History Award honors outstanding research and scholarship in LGBTQ religious history. The author of the awarded paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium. For more information about the award, […]

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 […]