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52 Ways #3: Learn More about LGBTQ People in your Area

by CLGSAdminy1

Take some time and learn more about LGBTQ people, especially those in your local area. It is important to understand the joys and challenges that the community experiences beyond the stereotypes. Recognize that there are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in every racial and cultural group. Do some investigation. Find a local […]

CLGS Launches Queer Online Book Club

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS is proud to announce the launch of The CLGS Online Queer Book Club in October 2020! The first book that we will discuss (in October 2020) is How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones. As described by New Yorker reviewer Katy Waldman, “How We Fight for Our Lives is a new memoir by Saeed Jones, an award-winning poet and a former […]

52 Ways #2: Be Visible!

by CLGSAdminy1

So you’re ready to welcome LGBTQ+ people at your place of worship. Fantastic! Now its time to let everyone know. One of the most important things you can do is to make your welcome clearly visible.  Take a look outside and inside the places that you meet. Imagine you are a person who has never […]

Celebrating the CLGS Latinx Roundtable During this Anniversary Year

by Bernard Schlager

This month marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary celebration for CLGS! 20 years of CLGS also means that the CLGS Latinx Roundtable (LRT) has existed for the better part of a decade, when founded and led by Orlando Espín and Mari Castellanos. What a year to celebrate a milestone anniversary! How to celebrate an […]

52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families

by CLGSAdminy1

During our 20th Anniversary Year we are reprising — and updating! — our popular weekly blog on 52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families.  Every week we will post suggestions on how your faith community can become more welcoming to – and inclusive of – LGBTQ+ People and Our Families! […]

CLGS Announces Our ONLINE Fall 2020 Lavender Lunches!

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS proudly announces our Fall 2020 Lavender Lunch Series | All Lunches will be held ONLINE Celebrating the Ministries of PSR Alums ❦ Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | 12:10pm (Pacific Time) |ONLINE at www.clgs.org Nicole Santamaría, CSSC, MAST: Ministry at El/La Para TransLatinas International activist, art therapist, and educator Nicole Santamaría will speak about their […]

Queering Your Spiritual Leadership
A Fall 2020 ONLINE Graduate Course

by Bernard Schlager

This online course offers a brief introduction to – and broad overview of – queer spiritual leadership as evidenced in the lives, writings, and activism of several queer leaders and organizations in US history. Students will be invited to reflect upon, articulate, and hone their own personal visions of spiritual leadership through a variety of […]