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CLGS is Accepting Applications for Our 2024-2025 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort!

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Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort Application Click here to apply for the 2023-2024 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort! The application deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2024 Interviews will take place from 20 May through 1 June 2024 A Year-Long Leadership Development Program for Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender-Nonconforming Seminarians For the last twelve years, CLGS, the Freedom Center for […]

CLGS Announces our 17th Annual Boswell Lecture: Professor Luis Menéndez-Antuña Speaks on Why Do Biblical Interpreters Hate Sex So Much?

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Why Do Biblical Interpreters Hate Sex So Much? Professor Luis Menéndez-Antuña Thursday, 18 April 2024 | 4pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE Click here to register in advance for this online lecture! Biblical interpreters hate sex, one might think, because of the church’s age-old war against sex or the church’s inability to think of healthy sexual […]

CLGS Welcomes Rabbi Yoel Kahn!

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CLGS is proud to welcome Rabbi Yoel Kahn as our Interim Coordinator of the CLGS Jewish Roundtable.  Welcome, Yoel! A Bay Area native, Rabbi Yoel Kahn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 1985. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate […]

The Fresh Start That We Actually Need

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January 2024 Here we are at the start of a New Year! This is traditionally the time of year when people proclaim what they will do differently in their lives and announce what will be changed going forward. Some see this as a fresh start and an opportunity to become their best selves. I love […]

CLGS Marks World AIDS Day 2023: 1 December 2023

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At The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, we join with the World Health Organization (WHO) in honoring The Role of Communities in Driving Progress towards Ending AIDS on this World AIDS Day 2023, and we affirm the rights of all people to equitable access to health care so that everyone might live […]

Why National Coming Out Day Matters

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Under the guise of “parental rights” students are being shamed into silence and teachers are being censored. LGBTQ youth in Florida, and many others states, are subjected to fearmongering tactics to prevent them from speaking honestly about their own lived experiences. In addition to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law, the Department of Education in […]

The Space Between Us by Maij Vu Mai

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The Space Between Us By Maij Vu Mai “…ritual is, above all else, the yardstick by which people measure their state of connection with the hidden ancestral realm, with which the entire community is genetically connected…The abandonment of ritual can be devastating…Where ritual is absent, the young ones are restless or violent, there are no […]

Happy Jewish New Year!

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CLGS is an interfaith organization, affirming the importance of religious and cultural diversity. It includes a specifically Jewish Roundtable that serves the needs of Jewish queer people. September marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days.  This period of religious observance opens with the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShanah; continues with the Day of […]

The Discomfort of Change | Maij Vu Mai

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As someone who lives with clinical depression, I was MORE than excited for the onset of Spring. By the time March rolled around, I was begging for Spring to come. I couldn’t wait for the sun to stay out for longer periods of time, for the temperatures to rise and melt away the deep cold […]