News from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry!

Rev. Roland Stringfellow, coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable and Umoja project, is featured by the Center for American Progress as religious leader to watch. He’s highlighted because of CLGS’ work on religious liberty last year. In 2005, Roland was ordained with the Metropolitan Community Church and in 2006 he earned his Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion with a Certificate in Religion and Sexuality.  In 2011, Roland became licensed with the United Church of Christ and The Fellowship churches, a predominately African-American denomination with an outreach to LGBT individuals.  Check it out here

The Center for American Progress has included Dr. Justin Tanis, on a video discussing trans-inclusive faith communities. CLGS Managing Director Dr. Tanis earned his Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School and his Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. His dissertation was published in 2003 by Pilgrim Press as Transgendered: Ministry, Theology, and Communities of Faith and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award that year. Watch it here