Submitted by communications on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:17am
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Upstairs chronicles the New Orleans arson fire of June 24, 1973, that killed 32 people at the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar known for its affiliation with the LGBT affirming Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). In the months after the tragedy, the fire was virtually ignored by local leaders, law enforcement, institutions, some families of the victims, and the wider world.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:19am
Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 3:00pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland The CLGS Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and Our Family Coalition will screen Brother Outsider at First Congregational Church of Oakland (2501 Harrison St, Oakland, 94611).
Submitted by communications on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:16am
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:30am
As Baby Boomers face their own issues with aging, caring for the needs of their parents bring its own unique challenge. What are the ways that congregations can best provide care and community for these “pillars” of the church? While heterosexual contemporaries may have children or other family units to provide support in later years, what happens to the LGBT individuals who have been estranged from their family? Hear stories of hope and challenge from members of the senior community and those who provide services for them.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:14am
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 8:00pm
This screening is a part of the PSR Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference. La Mission is a moving portrayal of redemption, transformation and family struggle. Written and directed by Peter Bratt, the film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (official selection).
Pacific School of Religion, Room Location TBA, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Submitted by communications on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:09am
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:30pm
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry is proud to present a Leading Voice Award to Professor Mary Ann Tolbert, the Founding Executive Director of CLGS, for her role in transforming the world so that lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and queer people are recognized and valued in their faith communities and in the world at large.
Badè Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Submitted by communications on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:26pm
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 12:15pm
Hate crimes based on sexual orientation account for 20% of all hate crimes reported to the FBI in recent years and violence against the transgender community continues at an appalling rate as well. We know that anti-gay religious voices contribute to creating a climate that allows these terrifying crimes to continue at high rates. Many faith leaders, however, are firm in our commitment that all people deserve to live in safety and freedom and that violence is never the appropriate response to our differences.