Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Resources

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

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 […]

The Sex and Religion Project: A New Curriculum

The Sex and Religion Project was created by Steven Anderson, CSR Graduate, and includes 6 downloadable pamphlets on the following topics: An Introduction to Sexual Identity An Introduction to Society and Sexuality An Introduction to the Bible’s “Clobber Passages” The Importance of Queer Theology The Importance of a Theology of Social Change The Case for […]

An LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary | A NEW CLGS Resource for Faith Communities

An LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary: A Resource for Faith Communities Contents Dear Reader Defining Broad Concepts LGBTQIA+ Symbols Vocabulary Words Not to Use or to Use Only With Permission Additional Resources for LGBTQIA+ People of Faith and Allies Sources ❦ Dear Reader: Since 2000, The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School […]

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 […]