CLGS recommends

The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro:

An online audio documentary about The Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco.

Click here to listen!


Lynne Gerber is an independent scholar whose work is focused on religion, the body, and morality in the United States. She is the author of Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America (Chicago, 2011). Her research has appeared in The Revealer, American Quarterly, Gender & Society, Nova Religio, Religion Dispatches, and Salon. Lynne has an MTS from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union.

Ariana Nedelman is the Executive Producer at a small feminist production company that treats secular texts as if they were sacred. She is a former associate producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She has her B.A. in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago.

Siri Colom is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Worcester State University. She uses the lens of sociology to think about how structural oppression manifests, emerges, and is contested in everyday politics. She focuses on communities that are facing or have faced social, political, economic, or environmental disasters. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


Lynne Gerber, Siri Colom, and Ariana Nedelman are currently collaborating on an audio documentary on The Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco called When We All Get to Heaven.