LGBTQ History

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Queering Wesley, Queering the Church: A Lavender Lunch with Keegan Osinski

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Click here for a video recording of this online CLGS event! In this Lavender Lunch theologian and librarian Keegan Osinski discusses her recent book, Queering Wesley, Queering the Church, (Cascade Books, 2021) and its presentation of a prototype for thinking about Wesleyan holiness as an expansive openness to the love and grace of God in queer Christian lives rather […]

The CLGS Archives Project

The CLGS Archives Project seeks to obtain, preserve, and make available the papers of significant individuals and organizations in the history of religion and LGBTQ issues in American society. Comprised of a growing number of collections (below), the Archives Project makes CLGS a leading resource center for the history of LGBTQ persons and religion and […]

Queer Jews: A 20th Anniversary Symposium in Memory of David Shneer

Click here for a video recording of this Symposium! The groundbreaking anthology Queer Jews (Routledge, 2002) centered the voices of over two dozen LGBTQ Jews who were re-envisioning American Jewish culture by creating new communities and making room for themselves as openly, unapologetically queer and Jewish. Queer Jews highlighted the bold voices of a generation of LGBTQ Jews […]

Drag & The Divine: A Lavender Lunch with Mama Celeste

Click here for a video recording of this Lavender Lunch! The music! The wine! The headdresses! No, we’re not just talking about Midnight Mass at the Vatican.  We’re talking about drag! From ancient shamans to Purim celebrations, drag performance has always had a place in spiritual traditions. And for many queer people, drag and nightlife culture […]

Queer Jewish Pasts: Histories of LGBTQ Jewish Activism in Europe and the United States

Or click here for a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! Learn about the pioneers, milestone events, and inspirational moments that marked the early decades of the movement for LGBTQ rights in the American and European Jewish communities.  This presentation – by the two leading scholars of Jewish queer history – explores […]