Gay and Lesbian Theology

Gay and lesbian theology is a growing body of thought that brings the experiences of same-sex-loving people into conversations about ultimate meaning and value in a range of religious traditions. It began in the late 1960s in Christianity and Judaism and is now emerging in most of the major world religions. Though they do not necessarily use the term theology, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Chinese religions, and indigenous groups are dealing with the impact of people from a variety of sexualities on ways of being religious. Those are properly discussed under the rubric of religion and same-sex love, while this theological focus is narrower.

The experiences of bisexual and transgender persons and of those who use the more generic term queer, meaning anyone who transgresses the ...

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