Posts by Justin Tanis

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Gay Orthodox Rabbinical Student Refused Ordination

by Justin Tanis

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 Justin Tanis

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 Justin Tanis

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 Justin Tanis

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 […]

Queerness Loves Beyond Borders

by Justin Tanis
fence at the US Mexico border

by Nichola Torbett Love knows no borders. That is what it means to be queer. It means we love outside the lines. We are dissidents for love. We love in spite of obstacles. Queer people have the potential to show forth in a particularly vivid way the God-given capacity to love in spite of obstacles—in spite […]

52 Ways #42: Increase LGBTQ visibility throughout the year

by Justin Tanis

While it is important to recognize and affirm key dates and events within the LGBTQ community, your welcome is even greater if you do not limit LGBTQ visibility to those times. LGBTQ people and their families who come to your worship services, teachings or programs will notice the presence of others who are like them. […]

Faith Community Applauds Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

by Justin Tanis

Faith leaders praised Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week for issuing an executive order which aims to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people. Whitmer’s executive order provides nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ Michiganders who serve as state employees or state contractors. Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, who works with African American clergy as part of The Umoja Project, […]

2018: An Exceptional Year Working for LGBTQ Wellbeing

by Justin Tanis

What a year it has been at The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS)! Since 2000 we have offered high-quality, innovative programs that make a genuine difference in the lives of LGBTQ people, our communities of faith, and our families. While we are proud of all our work over the years, I […]