LGBTQ Pastoral Care

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52 Ways #25: Marriages That Include All!

Providing opportunities for all couples to celebrate their weddings is very important to fully affirm LGBTQ people in your community. It is seen by many as a sign that a faith group has truly committed to equality for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Denominations and religions have a variety of positions on […]

52 Ways #24: Celebrate Juneteenth!

On 19 June 1865 Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed in Galveston, Texas, the federal government’s decree that all previously-enslaved people in Texas were free; this proclamation was read over two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. It is […]

Queer and Catholic: Making Sense of Recent (and Confusing) Catholic Statements on LGBTQ Issues

Click above video link to view a recording of this webinar! LGBTQ-RAN, DignityUSA, and the CLGS Catholic Roundtable co-sponsored this webinar which features an exploration of recent (and confusing!) statements by Roman Catholic leaders on homosexuality, Transgender persons, and same-sex relationships.  While, on the one hand, Pope Francis has made some positive statements regarding queer […]

52 Ways #21: Support Your Local LGBTQ Community Center

Many communities, large and small, have LGBTQ Community Centers or local groups.  One way to show your support is to support them and get involved with these important gathering spots for the community. Visit the CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory to find a community center in your state or city. Here are some suggestions: […]

52 Ways #20: Intentionally Include Bisexual People

One way to increase your overall welcome is to intentionally include bisexual people.  The acronym LGBTQ has a “B” for bisexual, but sometimes communities are not as aware or welcoming as they could be.  We may say “LGBTQ” but then erase the particularities of bisexual identity.  Sometimes we make assumptions about people; for example, assuming […]

Mi Dor L’Dor: Queer Jews Across The Generations | A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queries Series! As the first generation of openly queer Jews becomes our elders, younger queer Jews are continuing the labor of organizing, advocating and building lives and community. This panel of clergy represents three generations who reflect together on the challenges and changes that have shaped […]