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 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 […]
Spring was sprung this year on March 20th with the Spring Equinox. The Abrahamic religions have entered into their high holy seasons – Ramadan beginning on March 22nd, the first Seder of Passover beginning the evening of April 5th and Easter Sunday on April 9th. This is a time of reflection and introspection. I like […]
The CLGS 2022-2023 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series Tuesday, 13 September 2022 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE Decolonizing Spiritual/Faith-Based Exploration and Formation Maij Mai In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Maij Mai, Coordinator of the CLGS Asian American/Pacific Islander Roundtable, explores what possibilities can exist when cultivating spiritual/faith-based exploration and formation spaces, particularly for marginalized communities […]
Join CLGS in celebrating International Pronouns Day on 20 October 2021! CLGS’ Statement of Endorsement for IPD: “The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion proudly endorses International Pronouns Day, which seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating others about personal pronouns a priority for our organization. Referring to people by the […]
11 October 2021 Happy National Coming Out Day ! 33 years ago, the first National Coming Out Day (NCOD) was celebrated as a way to emphasize the importance of living as an “out” lesbian or gay person. Today, NCOD is an international observance that has expanded to celebrate the many ways in which people choose […]
Click here for a commentary (published in The Advocate) by Rev. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable!