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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 […]

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 […]