Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology
Gay clergy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Interviews, Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Spiritual life -- Christianity, GLBT studies, Social structure, Sociology
1 online resource (i, 119 pages)
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.
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Gerow, Brian Gregory, "The Pulpit at the End of the Rainbow: How Queer Clergy Enter Into and Maintain Religious Occupations" (2010). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 39.