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LGBT resources in our collections
June 29, 2015
- Robert Wood papers, 1920-2011
An archival collection of material by and related to Robert Wood, an ordained United Church of Christ minister and a pioneer in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement. The collection focuses on Rev. Wood's life as an advocate for LGBT rights, particularly regarding marriage equality and military service, more than as his work as a United Church minister.
- United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns records, 1980s-2009
An archival collection containing the documents of the Coalition, which provides support and sanctuary to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the United Church of Christ, and advocates for their full inclusion in church and society; its primary program is the Open and Affirming program. This collection is currently closed, as it is being processed, but will be open and available to researchers soon.
- Raymond Bradley's collection on marriage equality in Rhode Island, 1977-2013
An archival collection containing documents related to Raymond Bradley's advocacy and work towards human rights campaigns: mental health, racial equality and civil rights for the LGBT community.
- There are also a number of books related to LGBT worship and acceptance in churches.