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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 […]

CLGS Deplores Trump’s Denial of Health Care Protections for Trans People

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS PRESS RELEASE 13 June 2020 The CLGS Transgender Roundtable, a program of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS), deplores the recent decision of the Trump administration to deny the civil rights of Transgender people by allowing medical professionals, hospitals, and insurance companies to discriminate on the basis of gender identity. […]

CLGS African American Roundtable Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

by Bernard Schlager

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought […]

CLGS is Accepting Applications for Our 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort!

by CLGSAdminy1

Trans Seminarian Cohort Application Click here to apply for the 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort!  The application deadline is 15 June 2020.   A YEAR-LONG LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR TRANSGENDER & GENDERQUEER SEMINARIANS For the last seven years, CLGS, the Freedom Center for Social Justice and the National LGBTQ Task Force have sponsored a program for transgender and […]

My December Dilemma

by Jane Litman

Some years ago I was grocery shopping with my then young son Asher during the weeks leading up to Christmas.  As we were checking out, the clerk smiled and said to Asher, “I hope you’re being a good boy so that Santa will visit you.” Asher replied, “I don’t have to be good; I’m Jewish.” […]