LGBT Religious Archives Network News

Newsletter #52: April 30, 2007

History is written from the perspective of those who preserve their records.

This month's news:

  1. New Profiles & Collection on Web Site
  2. LGBT Religious History Award on May 3rd
  3. Coming Soon: Online Exhibition on Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

1.  New Profiles & Collection on Web Site

These profiles have been added to the Profiles Gallery over the past month:

Michael Collins, early leader of Affirmation: United Methodists;
Armando Pastor, gay Peruvian pastor (profile in Spanish & English);
Kevin Steen, former Benedictine monk & leader of Dignity LA; and
Neil Thomas, British pastor serving MCC Los Angeles.

This entry was added to the Collections Catalog:

Nancy Manahan Papers, co-author of Lesbians Nuns; papers at Tretter Collection.

You can help us preserve our stories and records by submitting profiles or information about collections related to LGBT religious history to mbowman@lgbtran.org.

2.  LGBT Religious History Award on May 3rd

LGBT-RAN will honor Dr. Kathryn Lofton with its second annual LGBT Religious History Award this Thursday evening, May 3rd, as part of the Castaneda Lecture Program at Chicago Theological Seminary.  Reception starts at 5:00 p.m. and program is at 6:00 p.m. on the Hyde Park campus.

3.  Coming Soon: Online Exhibition on Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

LGBT-RAN has been collaborating with CBST, New York City's LGBT synagoguge, in the development of an online exhibition on CBST's history. Similar to LGBT-RAN's ground-breaking exhibition on the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, this new exhibition will be a digital emulation of an exhibition you would see in a museum--with artifacts and descriptive information arranged in display cases and rooms.  Watch for the announcement of the opening of the first rooms of the CBST exhibition with artifacts from the synagogue's early history very soon.

 

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