Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Resources

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TEDx Talk: “What Elvis Taught a Conversion Therapy Survivor About Love”

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Watch “What Elvis Taught a Conversion Therapy Survivor About Love,” a TEDx Talk by former CLGS Staff Member Dev Cuny.  Dev is a storyteller, activist, and restorative justice practitioner who speaks out about the harms of conversion therapy as an ambassador for the #BornPerfect Campaign, The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy. Dev has shared their […]

Guía para la bienvenida de personas transgénero en congregaciones

Esta nueva guía ofrece a las comunidades de fe nuevas perspectivas sobre la acogida y la defensa de las personas transgénero. Las secciones incluyen: Convertirse en una comunidad inclusiva Mirando a la Biblia  Dar la bienvenida a las personas trans en las comunidades de fe De pie con las personas trans Este recurso ha sido […]

An Expansive Welcome

A Resource for LGBTQI+ Affirming Communities Engaging Intersectional Work This guide is designed for congregations which welcome and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people (LGBTQI+). The desire and theology that led you to declare yourself as a community which welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities is still working among […]

For You Are Wondrously Made

This guide is specifically for trans and gender non-conforming persons, and for others who want to respond in a more affirming way to them. Whether you are an LGBQ+, trans or gender non-conforming person, a parent or friend, we hope that these reflections will be positive and supportive for you and your loved ones. Rather than focusing on scriptural passages that have been used against the LGBQ+, trans, and gender non-conforming communities, these reflections are based on the personal experiences of its authors, and we hope they will make trans persons feel affirmed or help you affirm a trans person in your life.

Transgender Curriculum for Faith Communities

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This new guide offers faith communities new perspectives on welcoming and advocating for transgender people. Sections include: Becoming a trans inclusive community Looking to the Bible Welcoming trans people in communities of faith Standing with trans people This resource was written by Jakob Hero and Justin Tanis.