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

by CLGSAdminy1

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 […]

The Fresh Start That We Actually Need

by CLGSAdminy1

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 […]

Please Consider a Gift to CLGS!

by Bernard Schlager

19 December 2023 Dear Friends: Happy Holidays from CLGS, the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion at Pacific School of Religion! As we bring this year to a close, I am proud to report that our high-quality and innovative programs continue to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ people, our families, and our faith communities. Here […]

CLGS Marks World AIDS Day 2023: 1 December 2023

by CLGSAdminy1

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 […]

The Genesis of CLGS, The Country’s First Seminary-Based LGBTQ+ Center

by Bernard Schlager

From The Office of Communications at Pacific School of Religion Since its founding in 2000, the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served LGBTQ+ people, families, and faith communities through advocacy, community-building, education, and research. As the United States’ first seminary-based LGBTQ+ center, CLGS is […]