A resource center and information clearinghouse for the history of LGBT religious movements.
In 2002 Mark Bowman founded the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network. Recognizing that “history is written from the perspective of those who preserve their records,” the LGBT-RAN coordinates and supports the identification, collection and preservation of personal papers and organizational records from LGBT religious movements. To encourage scholarly research and historical study of these important movements for social change, LGBT-RAN disseminates information about these records and provides and facilitates access to them, using digital technology when possible.
LGBT-RAN affiliated with CLGS in 2008 in order to secure greater support and connections for its mission. The Network will complements the research, training, and advocacy programs at CLGS, including the Center’s own growing collection of archival materials.
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New data, biographical profiles, artifacts, oral histories and exhibitions are being added on a regular basis.