LGBTQIA Interfaith Lunch & Learn Series
Spring 2018 Lunch and Learn
Trans In the Church
Friday, April 6th
Wesley Foundation, at the corner of 4th and Fowler
In this conversation, we’ll hear from three trans people who are both faith leaders and active members in Christian churches. Our speakers will share their experiences of coming out as trans in their faith communities and share their insights about creating more welcoming and inclusive religious spaces. Free lunch is provided but please RSVP so we know how much food to order. This event is part of a collaborative series with the Wesley Foundation at GT.
More About the Series
A joint initiative of the LGBTQIA Resource Center and the Wesley Foundation, the LGBTQIA Interfaith Lunch & Learn series encourages conversation around the intersection of gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and faith traditions. The series began in response to the needs of our LGBTQIA people of faith who seek to reconcile and celebrate identities that lie at the the intersection of gender, sexuality, faith, religion, and spirituality. One lunch is hosted each semester.
In our first session in fall 2015, we invited LGBTQIA members of the Georgia Tech community to discuss the ways in which they reconciled their LGBTQIA identity with their faith tradition. In our second session in spring 2016, we invited a same-gender-loving, black, Christian, cisgender man and a queer non-binary Muslim in conversation with discuss how their faith informs and strengthens their social justice and community work. In fall 2016, we heard from three Christians who experience same-sex attraction and who took three very different journeys to understanding their faith and sexuality. In fall 2017, our Leading Out Loud panel featured three panelists - a rabbi, a UCC minister, and a Buddhist sangha leader - speaking about their experiences of being openly gay leaders in their faith traditions.
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