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LGBT & Faith

LGBT & Faith

By Salzburg Global Seminar
A new audio series amplifying the voices of those who participated in Salzburg Global Seminar's Global Online Forum on LGBT* and Faith. This program, held in 2020 by the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum, led to a blog series featuring 16 reflections that help others understand the changes happening in LGBT and faith communities. To make these experiences and reflections more accessible, Salzburg Global and ILGA Asia have partnered to transform each blog into an audio feature.
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Brenda Rodriguez Alegre: "As a Child I Would Pray to God 'to Make Me a Woman One Day'"

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Lebohang Matela: “If Religious Leaders Can Speak with One Voice Together with the LGBT Community, then the Battle is Won”
In the third episode of our LGBT & Faith audio series, Lebohang Matela, a regional coordinator of dialogues between religious leaders and LGBT persons in Southern Africa, reflects on the significance of religious leaders and the LGBT community speaking together with one voice. She is reading her essay from a blog series curated by the Global Online Forum on LGBT* and Faith, a program held in 2020 by the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum. To make these experiences and reflections more accessible, Salzburg Global and ILGA Asia have partnered to transform each blog into an audio feature. Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum and ILGA Asia will release one episode every three weeks. Please subscribe to the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum Newsletter to receive updates and be notified when new episodes are available. For more information on the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum, please visit salzburgglobal.org/go/lgbt. For more information on ILGA Asia, please visit ilgaasia.org. Please share widely using our hashtags #SGSlgbt and #LGBTandFaith. *LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Salzburg Global Seminar is using this term as it is currently widely used in human rights conversations on sexual orientation and gender identity in many parts of the world, and we would wish it to be read as inclusive of other cultural concepts, contemporary or historical, to express sexuality and gender, intersex and gender non-conforming identities.
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January 07, 2022
Joy Ladin: “Religious Communities and Leaders Need to Stop Seeing LGBT People as Other, as Them, and Start Seeing Them as Us”
In the second episode of our LGBT & Faith audio series, Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution and a poet, reflects on how to do the hard and holy work of inclusion. She is reading her essay from a blog series curated by the Global Online Forum on LGBT* and Faith, a program held in 2020 by the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum. To make these experiences and reflections more accessible, Salzburg Global and ILGA Asia have partnered to transform each blog into an audio feature. Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum and ILGA Asia will release one episode every three weeks. Please subscribe to the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum Newsletter to receive updates and be notified when new episodes are available. For more information on the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum, please visit salzburgglobal.org/go/lgbt. For more information on ILGA Asia, please visit ilgaasia.org. Please share widely using our hashtags #SGSlgbt and #LGBTandFaith. *LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Salzburg Global  Seminar is using this term as it is currently widely used in human rights conversations on sexual orientation and gender identity in many parts of the world, and we would wish it to be read as inclusive of other cultural concepts, contemporary or historical, to express sexuality and gender, intersex and gender non-conforming identities.
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December 17, 2021
Brenda Rodriguez Alegre: "As a Child I Would Pray to God 'to Make Me a Woman One Day'"
In the first episode of our LGBT & Faith audio series, Brenda Rodriguez Alegre makes a passionate plea for Filipino queers to reemerge and be more visible and for religious society to be more accepting of LGBT people and their faith. Brenda is an academic, activist, choir soprano, and expert on Filipino transgender history. She is reading her essay from a blog series curated by the Global Online Forum on LGBT* and Faith, a program held in 2020 by the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum. To make these experiences and reflections more accessible, Salzburg Global and ILGA Asia have partnered to transform each blog into an audio feature. Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum and ILGA Asia will release one episode every three weeks. Please subscribe to the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum Newsletter to receive updates and be notified when new episodes are available. For more information on the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum, please visit salzburgglobal.org/go/lgbt. For more information on ILGA Asia, please visit ilgaasia.org. Please share widely using our hashtags #SGSlgbt and #LGBTandFaith. * LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Salzburg Global Seminar is using this term as it is currently widely used in human rights conversations on sexual orientation and gender identity in many parts of the world, and we would wish it to be read as inclusive of other cultural concepts, contemporary or historical, to express sexuality and gender, intersex and gender non-conforming identities. 
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November 25, 2021