Collection Info

Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Ephemeral Materials, 1972

Span Dates: 1965-1972


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 Papers and the Donald Lucas Papers.

Hist/Bio Note

The Council on Religon and the Homosexual was started in 1965 in San Francisco by a group of ministers centered at Glide Memorial Church gathered to consider the role of the churches in ministering to gays and lesbians. Branches were opened, notably in Southern California, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Finding Aid

A brief description is available in the Library online catalog or by inquiring at Special Collections.


The collection (RH WL Eph 2222) is held in the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements (Kansas Collections) at the Special Collections Department of the Spencer Library at the University of Kansas.

Index Terms

Christian-GeneralMattachine SocietyCouncil on Religion and the HomosexualLucas, DonaldLyon, PhyllisMartin, DelUnited Methodist Church (U.S.)CaliforniaSan Francisco [CA]Church work with gays -- United StatesClergy -- Political ActivityCouncil on Religion and the Homosexual -- HistoryGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesLesbians -- Religious life