If we were making this today, we’d have called it Religious LGBTQIA+ Inclusion & Equality. Nonetheless, it is as relevant and compelling to our work in queering religion today as it was in 2015. I was delighted to find it in my archives. Thanks to the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Pacific School of Religion and to the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, the Haas Jr. Fund, and my queer identified colleagues and allies who are moving the dial forward.
My students at the University of San Francisco are learning through Queering Religion that there is much work to be done to ensure that religious pluralism dominates our cultural conversation. Successful intersectionality – whatever that particular nirvana looks like to you, shares some common attributes – keeping open to new ideas and points of view, looking for many and varied conversation partners to expand your understanding and enrich your perspective.