LGBT-RAN's 6th Anniversary Dinner
on May 31 in Philadelphia
Rabbi Jacob Staub will be the featured speaker at the 6th Anniversary Dinner of
the LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) in Philadelphia on Saturday, May
31st, at 6:30 p.m. LGBT-RAN is a unique venture that utilizes digital technology
to preserve the history of LGBT religious movements around the world. LGBT-RAN is,
in essence, a "virtual" archive and can be perused at: www.lgbtran.org.
Dr. Staub will offer reflections on: "The Embrace of LGBT Jews in Reconstructionist
Judaism: Sketches from the 1980s." LGBT-RAN will also honor Dr. Heather R. White
with the 2007-08 Religious History Award for her paper, "Homosexuality, Gay Communities,
and American Churches: A History of a Changing Religious Ethic, 1947-1977." In addition,
LGBT-RAN Coordinator Mark Bowman will demonstrate latest developments in LGBT-RAN’s
historical preservation work, and Dr. Bernard Schlager will report on progress in
collecting archives at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion &
Ministry in Berkeley.
This anniversary celebration is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting
of the LGBT-RAN Advisory Committee, which includes prominent LGBT religious historians,
archivists, and activists from around the world.
The dinner and program is open to all persons interested in the history of LGBT
religious movements. It will be held in the Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street,
on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia. Enter the main entrance on Broad
Street and proceed to the Fox & Gittis Room. Secured parking (paid) is available
in a lot on 15th Street behind the Liacouras Center. The Liacouras Center is also
accessible via the Broad Street Subway Line at the Cecil B. Moore/Temple University
Cost of the dinner is $25 per person. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-728-8274
by May 23, 2008. Payment can be made via the LGBT-RAN web site donation page.