Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology
1 online resource (i, 119 pages)
Gay clergy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Interviews, Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Spiritual life -- Christianity, GLBT studies, Social structure, Sociology
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.
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.