LGBT Religious Archives Network



LGBTQ+ Religious Archives Network

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The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world. LGBTQ-RAN has a two-fold basic purpose.

First it assists LGBT religious leaders and groups in determining how best to preserve their records and papers in appropriate repositories.
Secondly LGBTQ-RAN provides an electronic information clearinghouse for these archival collections and other historical data about LGBT religious history for the use of historians researchers and other interested persons.

LGBTQ-RAN can best be understood as a 'virtual' archive. It is not a physical repository that collects and preserves papers and records. Instead LGBTQ-RAN is a resource center that enables the preservation of history and makes historical information easily accessible through this web site. Initiated in 2001 as a project of the Chicago Theological Seminary LGBTQ-RAN has been a program of the Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies in Religion in Berkeley California since 2008

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Brian M. Watson

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