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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 […]

The use of Latinx is transgressive and liberative!!!

by Justin Tanis

By Rev. Dr. Carla E. Roland Guzmán The use of Latinx is transgressive and liberative!!! Why does the Latinx Roundtable uses Latinx (LRT)?  Language matters.  Language not only describes our understanding of the world about us, but language can also shape our reality.  Although I am a Latinx person from Puerto Rico, I often talk about […]

Jewish clergy summit confronts Trumpism

by Justin Tanis

In July the Jewish Roundtable of CLGS hosted a Summit for LGBTQ Jewish clergy on Confronting Trumpism.  Forty spiritual leaders gathered for plenaries, workshops and worship.  The rabbis and cantors were a diverse group: ranging in age from their twenties to their eighties; serving in academia, varying sized congregations, and social justice organizations; differently abled; […]

CLGS engages “Communities of Liberation” in Mexico

by Justin Tanis

Five Pacific School of Religion (PSR) students joined CLGS Executive Director Bernie Schlager in July for CLGS’ 5th Annual “Communities of Liberation” course, an Immersive Learning Experience located in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Offered in coordination with PSR and CELAC Freire, a progressive Spanish-language school in Cuernavaca, this immersion experience included daily intensive language classes, conversations with local […]

CLGS Responds to the Masterpiece Cake Decision

by CLGSAdminy1

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 #11: Stand up to anti-LGBTQ theology

by CLGSAdminy1

This week we invite you to join us in taking a stand against anti-LGBTQ theologies. Positions like those articulated in last year’s Nashville Statement from a group of conservative Christians are damaging not only to LGBTQ people and our families but to the larger work of faith in the world. The Nashville Statement lifts up […]