Advisor

Lindsey Wilkinson

Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (i, 119 pages)

Subjects

Gay clergy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Interviews, Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Spiritual life -- Christianity, GLBT studies, Social structure, Sociology

DOI

10.15760/etd.39

Abstract

This study is a description of the ways queer clergy identify with and navigate their position in a traditionally heteronormative culture. Through twelve in-depth interviews, a set of codes and categories helped to assess the major barriers to access in contemporary Protestant clergy occupations in the United States. This research was conducted in Portland, Oregon, where a thriving queer religious community made it possible to access various different Protestant faiths and compare minister's experiences as professional clergy.

Description

Portland State University. Dept. of Sociology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/6829

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