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Subject Heading: Gays -- Religious Life

  • Affirmation and the Reconciling Congregation Program
    The records of Affirmation as well as those of the Reconciling Congregation Program are held in the United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concern Collection at the United Methodist Archives at Drew University. The collection contains...
  • American Friends Service Committee. Community Relations Unit
    The bulk of LGBT materials are found among other records in the Community Relations Unit records. Other materials are scattered in the files of the Affirmative Action Office and in the records of the head office. These records consist of office...
  • American Jewish Archives Nearprint Collection
    The American Jewish Archives have created separate files concerning LGBT topics. The "Homosexuality Nearprint Special Topics Box" dates from 1969 to the present and measures .3 linear feet. It contains materials from inside and outside of the...
  • Anderson, James D.
    The James D. Anderson Papers include his personal daily diary spanning the years 1959 to the present, with some gaps in the earlier years. The diary documents his life as a gay man who has been partnered since 1971. It also describes his career at...
  • Arehart, Rev. Charles Papers
    This unprocessed collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, sermons and other material relating to the Reverend Charles Robert Arehart. A related item is the recording of an oral history interview of Reverend Charles Arehart is...
  • Auckland Community Church
    The Auckland Community Church collection contains correspondence, minutes and other ephemeral material from a non-denominational gay community Christian group in Auckland, New...
  • Benton, Nicholas
    This 11 page, mimeographed pamphlet is a collection of five articles on theology, the church, and homosexual liberation. This pamphlet is of particular interest as each article has an introduction which sets its context and offers information about...
  • Block, Gilbert (Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady)
    The Gilbert Block (Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady) Papers consist of the personal papers, ephemera, photographs, costumes, and other materials of Gilbert...
  • Boyd, Malcolm
    The Malcolm Boyd Papers consists of manuscript sermons, books, and articles as well as correspondence, professional material, legal material, printed material, subject files, photographs, audio, film, video, and memorabilia. The collection covers...
  • Broshears, Raymond
    The Raymond Broshears Papers include the ordination of Broshears as a Universal Life Church minister in 1967 and in the Orthodox Episcopal Catholic Church in...
  • Cahill, Martin
    Martin Cahill donated two collections, his personal papers and records pertaining to Ascent [Wellington], the LGBT Catholic organization in New Zealand. The collection of personal papers [#117] contains ephemera of conferences, church services and...
  • Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives Collections
    The CLGA has vertical files and uncataloged collections with information about LGBT religious issues. The vertical files contain, for the most part, single sheet materials about organizations, events, and individuals, along with photocopies of...
  • Cardarelli, Richard
    The Richard Cardarelli Papers contain his correspondence, reports, publications, buttons, t-shirts, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and other materials. The collection contains valuable material relating to Dignity/Hartford from 1975 to 2003. ...
  • Cavelli, Cary
    The Cary Cavelli Photos and Papers consist of scrapbooks and photo...
  • Christian Association (University of Pennsylvania)
    This large collection is organized into series. Information about the gay and lesbian ministry can be found in the Program and Other organizations...
  • Congregation Beth Simchat Torah
    This collection contains the records of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST), including minutes, by-laws, newsletters, liturgy for services, correspondence, World Congress materials, International Conference of Gay Jewish Organizations materials,...
  • Connell Hill O'Donovan Collection
    This collection consists of research materials collected by Connell O'Donovan for a LGBT Mormon archives and his own essays on LGBT Mormon history. They include photocopied and original correspondence (both personal and ecclesiastical) [1870-2000],...
  • Council on Religion and the Homosexual
    The collection consists of miscellaneous materials relating to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, including copies of the articles of incorporation, general information brochures on the Council, papers (largely flyers, meeting...
  • Council on Religion and the Homosexual Subject File
    The Council on Religion and the Homosexual Collection consists of one folder of printed materials from the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. Larger collections of materials concerning the CRH can be found in the Phyllis Lyons and Del Martin...
  • Covenant Network of Presbyterians
    Virtual archives. This website includes an archives of the newsletters, "Covenant...
  • Crew, Louie
    The Louie Crew papers consist of correspondence, writings, subject files, miscellaneous printed matter, photos, books, and journals documenting Crew’s professional activities as a professor of English and his activism in the Episcopal Church. A...
  • De Gruchy, Steve
    The Steve De Gruchy Papers consist of one box. The collection contains research material on homosexuality and Christianity for the book, Aliens in the Household of God: Homosexuality and the Christian Faith in South Africa, that he co-edited with...
  • DeCeasar, Lawrence (Larry Langtry)
    Included in the Lawrence DeCeasar (Larry Langtry) Collection are music, photographs and costumes that Langtry wore while playing the...
  • DeSantis, Robert
    The Robert G. DeSantis papers (.85 linear feet) document his religious career development within the MCC hierarchy. The papers also document his involvement with the prison ministry and his personal correspondence with gay prisoners throughout...
  • Dignity/New York
    The Dignity/New York collection contains the Formation/Steering Committee/Board of Directors minutes and attachments, as well as calendars, worship programs, and copies of court proceedings regarding demonstrating at St. Patrick's Cathedral during...
  • Dignity/New York, President Michael Olivieri
    Dignity/New York collection consists of the personal papers of Micheal Olivieri, past President of Dignity/New York. The collection includes but is not limited to court cases of Dignity v. Benjamin Ward, et. al., personal correspondence, flyers,...
  • Dignity/San Francisco
    The Dignity/San Francisco Records consist of 7 cartons. The collection includes administrative records, liturgical and social materials, items supporting social justice rallies, and sister-chapter circulars. It includes the Dignity/Bay Area...
  • Dignity/USA
    This collection documents Dignity/USA, its predecessor organizations,and the regions and chapters from the organization’s founding in 1969 until the early 1990s. Its records also document Dignity’s day-to-day operations, its efforts to obtain...
  • Dignity: Collected Materials
    The Dignity Collection consists of five boxes containing about 100 file folders including conference papers, newsletters, leaflets and miscellaneous publications about Dignity from the late 1960's to the...
  • Dignity-Detroit [MI]
    The records of Dignity-Detroit include organizational files, the minutes and correspondence of the Executive Council, General Meeting records, and files from retreats and seminars sponsored by...
  • Donaldson, Stephen
    'The Stephen Donaldson Papers document the varied career and turbulent personal history of the writer and activist. The date span of the papers is 1965-1996. They include manuscripts, typescripts, and publication tearsheets of Donaldson's writings,...
  • Durham, Lewis
    This interview discusses religion, the homophile movement, GlideMemorial Church in the mid 1960s, and the formation of the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH). The interview was conducted by Paul...
  • Eccles, John
    Much of the Eccles collection consists of published gay pamphlets, newletters, magazines and ephemera, including those of the Mattachine Society. Other materials include Eccles's notes for a thesis, a small amount of correspondence, photographs,...
  • Eddey (Motive), Roy Papers
    The Roy Eddey Motive papers chronicle the life of Motive from 1964 to 1972 as a magazine featuring and eventually devoted to gay liberation. In particular, it documents the production of the final, gay men's issue in 1971. The papers contain...
  • Evans, Arthur
    This oral history interview includes Evans' memories of the Stonewall Riots, the March on Washington, his childhood experiences with religion, gender roles, the counterculture movement, zaps, AIDS, writing, witchcraft, and education. It discusses...
  • Everything Must Come to Light
    The Everything Must Come to Light Collection consists of video, digital-video, audiocassettes, compact discs, and papers created during the production of the 25 minute documentary of the same name. The collection contains a copy of the documentary...
  • Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns
    The Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns Records consist of minutes, clerk's correspondence, publication files, and conference records. Of note are materials on same-sex marriage in the Society of Friends. These records were donated by long-time...
  • Gay Christian Community
    The collection consists of GCC newsletters, records, pamphlets and mail outs as well as a...
  • George W. Henry [Hartford, Connecticut] Collection
    The George W. Henry Collection consists of records and research material providing a wealth of historic information concerning all aspects of homosexuality and the gay liberation movement before, through, and after the Stonewall riots. A finding aid...
  • Germond, Paul
    The Paul Germond Papers consist of materials Germond collected for a book, Aliens in the Household of God: Homosexuality and the Christian Faith in South Africa, which Germond co-edited with Steve de Gruchy (See Steve de Gruchy in this...
  • Ginsburg, Steve
    The Steve Ginsburg Papers include information about Ginsburg's activities as a founder of Chutzpah (ACTVAH), the first gay Jewish group on the West...
  • Glaser, Chris Collection
    Papers related to Chris Glaser's work in ministry and GLBT advocacy such as retreat talks and sermons, and administration files for church work and projects. Manuscripts of some books and articles authored by Glaser. Personal papers such as...
  • Graves, John C.
    The John C. Graves Papers document gay and lesbian community groups in Boston from the early 1970s through the 1990s. A large portion of the collection is related to the Homophile Community Health Service, but there are many materials pertaining to...
  • Grimes, Bruce and Geoffrey Kaiser Journal Collection
    The collection contains personal journal volumes (1971-1999) as well as personal correspondence (1986, 1988-1989) and addenda (1977-2000). The former chronicle the life of Bruce Grimes, beginning with his move to San Francisco in 1971, and...
  • Hall Carpenter Archives Ephemera Collection: Christian Groups
    The collections located within the Christian Groups of the Ephemera Collection date from 1953 to 1991. It is rich in newsletters from LGBT organizations around Europe, Brazil, Canada,and the United States in the 1980s. It also includes leaflets...
  • Hansen, Ed
    The Ed Hansen Papers include photocopies of his original papers: clippings, a report, the text of a sermon, and most importantly, numerous letters he wrote to friends and family about his experiences and his reflections on these activities while he...
  • Hay, Harry
    The Harry Hay Papers are currently being processed at the Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library. They should be available for researchers to use late in 2004. This listing will be updated when the collection is available...
  • Heureux, Romeo
    This interview includes Heureux's involvement with Dignity. It was conducted by Roland...
  • Higgins, Thom
    Correspondence, articles, flyers, brochures, newsletters, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and printed matter reflecting his personal life, education, careers, and political...
  • Hope and Unity Metropolitan and Community Church Collection of Graeme Reid
    The collection consists of his oral histories and video-documentation of healing rituals, gender, kinship relations, and the significance of the Holy Spirit in community...
  • Huron Valley Community Church
    Administrative and topical files include correspondence, newsletters and newspaper clippings, church bulletins, and subject files detailing church activities. There are also scattered records of Metropolitan Christian Church,...
  • Hurwith, Arthur
    The Arthur Hurwith Papers describe various gay and lesbian subjects as well as Hurwith's activities with the Unitarian Universalist Gay and Lesbian...
  • In All Things Charity
    In All Things Charity Records include transcripts, correspondence, and other documentation of Gregory Dell’s church trial for performing same-sex union ceremonies for members of Chicago’s Broadway United Methodist...
  • Insight Magazine
    The collection includes documents, correspondence, various records, photos, and clippings from the Dignity organization as well as INSIGHT magazine. A list of contents is provided in the finding aid below. The collection size is 5 inches, plus the...
  • Integrity
    The Integrity Records collection has a rich concentration in the early history of the organization and includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, newsletters from regional and local chapters, and materials from various conventions and...
  • Integrity/Montreal
    Unknown at this time...
  • Integrity: 1978 National Convention Records
    This smalll collection includes convention orientation materials, schedules, a letter of welcome, budgets, reports, and related...
  • Interviews for "Gay and Gray"
    This collection consists of tapes and transcribed interviews conducted by Fr. Donal Godfrey for his thesis "Gay and Gray, the History and Significance of the Inclusion of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, San Francisco." The...
  • Itkin, Mikhail
    The materials were collected by Jim Kepner, a trustee for the Community of the Love of Christ, who received copies of Itkin's correspondence. correspondence with other gay religious leaders, Itkin's writings, newsletters and flyers about the...
  • Jones, Rev. Canon Clinton
    The Canon Jones Papers consist of minutes of meetings held between 1963 and 1982, reports, articles, annual reports, talks and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence consists of letters to and from Canon Clinton Jones. Among the...
  • Judson Memorial Church
    The Judson Memorial Church Archive is a diverse collection of materials which document the arts ministry, building plans and maintenance, church administration, community outreach/social action programs, early church history, client records, and...
  • Kavanaugh, John L. Papers 1970-2011
    The collection, spanning 40 years of John Kavanaugh's activism, documents both the history and challenges faced by the Michigan and national GLBT community, as well issues facing the area's racial and ethnic minorities. Of most value, the collection...
  • Keith, Jeff
    The Jeff Keith Papers include notes on plenary sessions and committees, photocopies of photographs, handouts, and writeups of the World Conference of Friends in Honduras in 1991. It also includes his notes concerning the 1999 annual meeting of the...
  • Leach, Robert J.
    The Robert J. Leach Papers include extensive autobiographical materials including his personal journals (1930-2000), tape recordings, correspondence, and writings on Quaker history. The collection offers a rich description of Leach's life as a...
  • Lesbian and Gay Christian Community of Wellington [New Zealand]
    Rules, service papers, and some minutes of meetings. The collection also includes their newsletter,...
  • Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (Britain)
    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM)Collection includes organizational records, newsletters, subject files, and a large file of correspondence with other...
  • Lesbian and Gay Interfaith Council of Minnesota
    Lesbian and Gay Interfaith Council of Minnesota records consists primarily of newsletters. The records in the collection primarily center on the Council's religious, educational, and social activities and relations with its member organizations...
  • Levine, Howard J.
    The collection consists of personal records documenting Levine's involvement with Jewish gay groups, the Congregation Keshet Shalom, and conferences of the World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews. The collection includes...
  • Lucas, Donald
    The Donald Lucas Papers, sub-series D, contains the most extensive collection of organizational records of the Council on Religion and the Homosexual...
  • Lutherans Concerned
    The Lutherans Concerned records include national assembly files and binders, audio recordings, photographs, board records and correspondence, incorporation documents, publications, task force and political documents and newsletters, and material...
  • Lutherans Concerned-San Francisco
    The Lutherans Concerned-San Francisco Records date from 1974 to 1996 and consist of 4 cartons and 1...
  • MacGregor, Alan
    This interview is part of the Hall-Carpenter Oral History Project in the United Kingdom. The interview principally concerns MacGregor's involvement with the GCM and the CCE. The interview also ranges over issues of religion and sexual identity from...
  • Maranatha at Riverside Church in NYC
    Records of Maranatha at Riverside Church in New York City include financial records, manuscript drafts, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, events and sermons related to lesbians and...
  • Martin, James
    The James Martin Papers consist primarily of the videotape "In My Opinion . . . Southern Baptists, A Personal...
  • McNaught, Brian
    Correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, resumes, manuscripts, notes, audiocassettes and videocassettes and other material documenting McNaught's career as a sexuality activist, a church activist, writer, and sensitivity trainer. Topics...
  • McNeill, John J. and Charles Chiarelli Gay and Lesbian Liberation Collection
    The majority of the John J. McNeill and Charles Chiarelli Gay and Lesbian Liberation Collection consists of material related to the events leading up to and his dismissal from the Order of Jesuits, as well as his continuing work in the field of gay...
  • Metropolitan Community Church Historical Collection
    This collection consists of materials relating to the origins, history, and ministry of the Metropolitan Community Church, including both its governing body, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, and the individual...
  • Metropolitan Community Church Long Beach
    The collection consists of video and audio tapes and CD-ROMs of conference proceedings of the Universal Fellowship of the Metropolitan Community Church (UFMCC) and its congregation in Long Beach (MCCLB), along with recordings of events, lectures,...
  • Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis (1973 - )
    This collection provides a wealth of information on the MCC and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC). The materials reflect many of the activities of the church and some of its members since its founding. The...
  • Metropolitan Community Church of New Zealand
    The file includes the bylaws, circulars, leaflets, a set of newsletters and some...
  • Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies (Denver, CO)
    The Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies records contain church publications: a bimonthly newspaper; monthly newsletter; and a weekly...
  • Miller, David
    The tapes discuss the social activities of the GCM, as well as many topics concerning religion and homosexuality, AIDS, and Britain in the international...
  • Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey Papers
    The collection contains the working, task, project, and correspondence files and materials concerning the career and ministry of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, an English professor and advocate of women's and gay and lesbian rights. Raised a...
  • More Light Presbyterians (for LGBT Concerns)
    The More Light Presbyterians (for LGBT Concerns) (MLP) collection consists of records of the MLP Board of Directors, local chapters, membership records, photographs, and personal papers of individual leaders and files concerning the Presbyterian...
  • New Ways Ministry (U.S.) Records
    New Ways Ministry Records are closely related to the papers of Robert Nugent, who with Jeanine Gramick S.S.N.D., founded the organization in 1977. The collection includes publications, records of events, seminars, and workshops, and subject files. ...
  • New York Public Library International Gay Information Center Archives
    Contained within the International Gay Information Center Archives of the New York Public Library are 181 individual subject headings under the category of religion. These files contain newsletters, pamphlets, and other ephemerea. The collection...
  • Nichols, Jack
    The Nichols Papers can be found in four different repositories. The first collection, Jack Nichols Papers, at the New York Public Library consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, news clippings, and other printed and photocopied...
  • Nomenus
    The Nomenus Collection contains minutes, correspondence, financial records, essays, periodicals, scrapbooks, and photographs, primarily from the Wolf Creek center in...
  • Nugent, Robert, S.D.S.
    The Robert Nugent Papers consist of manuscripts, publications, and speech engagement files. See the related collection, New Ways Ministry...
  • Old Catholic Church
    Old Catholic Church records consist mainly of letters on liturgical matters and lay issues written to the Most Reverend Armand Constantine Whitehead, a priest and subsequently a bishop who was affiliated with several congregations of the Old...
  • Prairie Lesbian/Gay Community
    The Prairie Lesbian/Gay Community Records include meeting minutes, general files, bylaws, correspondence, and flyers from the Prairie Gay/Lesbian Community, Praire Gay Community, and the Fargo-Moorhead Area Dignity/Lutherans Concerned groups. The...
  • Quest: a Group for Homosexual Catholics
    The Quest items in the ephemera collection of the Hall Carpenter Archives consist primarily of the publications Quest Link and Quest Journal. It also includes the first annual report of a Yorkshire group, conference programs, one poster, and Michael...
  • Quest: A Group for Lesbian and Gay Catholics Records
    Quest official records are maintained by their custodian Mr. R. Cunliffe. They are open for scholarly research with permission of the...
  • Radical Faeries [part of the Robin White Papers]
    The Robin White Papers date from 1989 to 1992 and measure 4 linear inches. The collection includes minutes and planning notes for Radical Faerie gatherings, pamphlets, directories, and other materials relating to the Nomenus land...
  • Riordan, Michael
    The Michael Riordan Fonds (a collection is called "fonds" in Canada) consists of 107 audio cassettes that record the interviews done by Riordan for his book, The First Stone: Homosexuality and the United...
  • Robertson, Frank E. Papers
    Papers of Unitarian Universalist minister, Frank Robertson, including correspondence, minutes, memoranda, clippings, and audiocassettes, as well as information related to the Interweave Continental...
  • Sears, James T.
    The James T. Sears Papers document Sears' extensive writing, teaching, and publishing career. The collection contains his research files, oral history interviews, and newsclippings used for his books on gays in the South, Lonely Hunders (1997) and...
  • Shands, Bond
    The Bond Shands Papers include memorabilia on gay life in San Francisco in the early 1970s. The collection includes items from the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community...
  • Silver, William Papers
    The papers document William Silver's seminary thesis, his application for ordination into the United Presbyterian Church, and his later life in the Cherry Grove community on Fire Island, New York. Particularly well documented is Silver's coming out...
  • Sisters in Gay Ministry Associated (SIGMA)
    For further information, contact volunteers at the Canadaian Lesbian and Gay Archives through their website. The number of this collection is...
  • Spong, Bishop John S.
    The Papers of the Right Reverend John S. Spong are only partially processed at this...
  • Suter, Jan Waggoner
    This collection consists of newsletters and circulars issued by pacifist, anti-war, and LGBT organization, as well as correspondence and miscellany relating to those issues. Most material dates from 1969 to 1980, although some material from 1959...
  • Tinney, James S.
    The James S. Tinney Papers have not been processed and are open for research on a case by case basis at the discretion of the...
  • Toronto Interfaith Network
    Collection number is 2904. Further information about the collection is available by contacting archives volunteers. See...
  • Toy, James W.
    The bulk of the collection concerns the various offices he held at the University of Michigan, but a significant portion concerns his activities with Integrity and the Diocese of...
  • Treadway, Leo
    The Minnesota Historical Society holds three collections pertaining to Leo Treadway--the Treadway Papers, the Treadway oral history interview, and photographs of a Pride festival taken by Treadway. The Leo Treadway Papers document the internal...
  • Twice Blessed
    The collection includes material from a wide range of sources--print, film, video, audio, events & ceremonies, music, performances, ephemera, etc. In the spring of 1994, Abush self-published an extensive index to this material in a 200+ page volume...
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  • Watkins, Jr. Tommie L. papers
    Papers of Rev. Tommie Lee Watkins Jr., documenting his interaction with the U.S. Navy regarding their demand that he repay tuition. During the three-year administrative process, Watkins asserted that the Navy's insistence that he repay tuition when...
  • Weatherly, Aubrey Richard
    The Aubrey Richard Weatherly Papers contain personal and professional files related to his ministry, as well as other political and gay...
  • Weaver, Alan
    The Alan Weaver Papers document Weaver's work with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the United Church of Christ, and the Catholic Worker...
  • Weddington, Diane Papers
    Collection includes Weddington's published articles, research clippings, reporter notes, and other publications and materials from her journalism career. Topics represented include the gay and lesbian community in San Francisco, the ordination of...
  • Wheatley, Bishop Melvin Papers
    The collection includes a large amount of correspondence to, by and about Bishop Wheatley, as well as a number of news articles about him and about issues of homosexuality in the...
  • Wheatly, Robert Papers, 1919-2001
    This collection contains biographical material; photographs of Wheatly and his family members and groups he worked with; records reflecting his work experiences both in and outside his formal ministry in the American Unitarian Association (AUA) and...
  • Whosoever Magazine
    The Whosoever website includes an on-line archives of past issues dating back to the magazine's founding in 1996. The collection is arranged chronologically. There is also an author index and Google search across the website as of January...
  • Young, Richmond
    The Richmond Young Papers consist of materials related to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual and Dignity-San...