Posts tagged with ‘transgender’

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We Welcome the 2019-2020 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort!

by Bernard Schlager

The CLGS Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort, now entering its seventh year, is a year-long educational opportunity for transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary seminary students. A shared project of CLGS, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and the Freedom Center for Social Justice, our new Cohort includes the following people for the 2019- 2020 academic year: Abbey […]

52 Ways #18 Expand pronoun options

by CLGSAdminy1

Some people use non-gendered pronouns to identify themselves because it better reflects who they are than “he” or “she.” You can make it clear that your congregation welcomes them by creating space to name our own pronouns. And—because we respect the grammar lovers among us—let us assure you that these are perfectly acceptable in English […]

52 Ways #17: Restrooms available for all!

by CLGSAdminy1

Let’s face it: everyone needs to use the restroom. You can make your congregation more welcoming by providing non-gendered restroom spaces. These make an important statement about your openness to transgender and gender non-conforming people. Studies have shown that transgender people face significant harassment and violence in public restrooms (here’s one example); you can counter […]

LGBTQ+ Latinx Rountable Meets, Creates New Community Resources

by CLGSAdminy1

San Antonio, Texas, October 26, 2016– Over two-days, Latino/a/x clergy, social service providers, students and community members met to develop materials that include and affirm the experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the Latino/a/x community.  “The opportunity to connect as people of faith who celebrate the gifts of our sexuality and gender is tremendous,” commented Rev. […]