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LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN)

We originally featured LGBTQ-RAN in the 4-27-2018 Scout Report, and it continues to be an excellent resource for those interested in LGBTQ religious history. Launched in 2001 by the Chicago Theological Seminary, the LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) is dedicated to "preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world." To meet this goal, LGBTQ-RAN, which is currently part of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion in Berkeley, California, has two initiatives. First, the group assists LGBTQ individuals and groups in identifying how to preserve relevant archival information. Second, the group seeks to provide "an electronic information clearinghouse for these archival collections and other historical data" on LGBTQ "religious history for the use of historians, researchers and other interested persons." Visitors to this website can explore short biographies of LGBTQ religious leaders in the Profiles Gallery and listen to oral history interviews with 52 of these individuals in the Oral Histories collection. Another highlight of this collection is the Online Exhibitions section, which features digitized archival material that may be of interest to religious studies scholars as well as members of the general public.
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Date of Scout Publication
June 21st, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
April 23rd, 2018 at 3:41pm
Date Of Record Release
April 24th, 2018 at 10:57am
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