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A Statement from Faith, Family, Equality: The Latinx Roundtable

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Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; […]

52 Ways #24: Intentionally include bisexual people

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One way to increase your overall welcome is to intentionally include bisexual people. The acronym LGBTQ has a “B” for bisexual, but sometimes communities are not as aware or welcoming as they could be. We may say “LGBTQ” but then erase the particularities of bisexual identity. Sometimes we make assumptions about people; for example, assuming […]

CLGS is hiring a Major Gifts Officer

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CLGS is hiring a Major Gifts Officer. Download this information as a PDF. Job Summary The CLGS Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Center’s Endowment Campaign [80% of the position]; the MGO will also provide ancillary support for the CLGS Annual Fund [10%], and the CLGS Annual Spring […]

CLGS Responds to the Masterpiece Cake Decision

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The Supreme Court’s ruled today in the Masterpiece Cake case that the state of Colorado had followed a flawed process against the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple because it was not neutral in its approach to religion. At the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion […]

52 Ways #22: Support LGBTQ Refugees and Asylees

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More people than ever before in human history have been displaced from their homes, according to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR). Right now, a staggering 20 people are displaced from their homes every minute of every day, adding up to 65.6 million people. Of these, 22.5 million are refugees; fewer than 200,000 […]

52 Ways #21: Write an op-ed in your local paper

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Speaking out about issues of justice and inclusion for LGBTQ+ is critically important. It’s a way to take the beliefs of your community out of the pews and into the public arena and to promote dialogue. It also disrupts the ongoing misperception that people of faith do not support LGBTQ equality. One great way to […]

52 Things #20: Learn about Religious Liberty

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The right to worship and practice your faith freely is a fundamental American value. But, unfortunately, laws designed to protect the rights of religious minorities are now being used in an attempt to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) came about after two Native Americans were fired from their jobs […]

52 Ways #19: Encourage HIV Testing

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Gay and bisexual men make up 70% of new HIV infections in the United States; communities of color and young adults are particularly hard hit. HIV testing is critical for both individual health and in the efforts to end the epidemic. When people know their HIV status, they can make healthy and informed choices about […]

52 Ways #18 Expand pronoun options

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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: Restrooms available for all!

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Let’s face it: everyone needs to use the restroom. You can make your congregation more welcoming by providing non-gendered restroom spaces. These make an important statement about your openness to transgender and gender non-conforming people. Studies have shown that transgender people face significant harassment and violence in public restrooms (here’s one example); you can counter […]