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 […]
The Soiling of the Pride Flag – 2023 A photograph was snapped just at the right moment by Stanley Foreman in 1976 as he was covering racial tensions of the busing desegregating in Boston. A white man using the American flag as a spear lunged towards a black man dressed in a 3-piece suit. Foreman […]
Click here to check our this recent article our new CLGS Queer and Catholic Oral History Project at Outreach: An LGBTQ Catholic Resource!
1 December 2021 As we head toward the end of another year living with the Coronavirus, the fear, concern, and caution that we all have grown accustomed to is becoming engrained in our normal daily lives. Talk about the leftovers from Thanksgiving! Many of us are dealing with the leftovers from the “4 P’s” of […]
1 December 2021 is the deadline for papers to be submitted for the 2020-21 LGBTQ Religious History Award. Initiated in 2005 by the LGBTQ Religious Archives Network, the LGBTQ Religious History Award honors outstanding research and scholarship in LGBTQ religious history. The LGBTQ Religious History Award is the only award offered in this academic arena. […]
CLGS joins LGBTQ-RAN (The LGBTQ-Religious Archives Network) in celebrating their 20 years (and counting!) of vital work in preserving the history of LGBTQ religious leaders and movements! Click here for more information on LGBTQ-RAN’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.
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! ABOUT THE AUTHORS 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 […]
Homosexuality and the Christian Tradition A Summer 2021 ONLINE Graduate Course Pacific School of Religion 14–18 June and 21–25 June 2021: 8:30am to 12:30pm (Pacific Time) This 3-credit online course offers an historical overview and survey of attitudes toward homoeroticism and homosexuality in ancient, medieval, and modern Christianity in the West and in present-day […]
During our 20th Anniversary Year of Celebration here at CLGS we are looking back at important moments, events, and resources created in the Center’s history, which now spans two decades. Below is an essay written in 2008 by Professor Mary Tolbert, our founding Executive Director. Aptly entitled The Center at the Center of the Storm, […]