Field Education Sites

UUA - Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns

25 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 945-6465
Web address: www.uua.org/visitors/justicediversity/6252.shtml

Contact Person(s):

TBD

Organization Description:

The Office is guided by the vision that someday we will be able to put ourselves out of business and that oppression against bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people, whether it be overt or subtle, will be a thing of the past.

PART OF OUR STORY:

Unitarian Universalism has been on record as supporting the rights of bisexual, gay, and lesbian people since 1970. The Office was formed in 1973. We have advocated against sodomy laws and job and housing discrimination. We have advocated for ceremonies of union and same-gender marriage, the right to serve in the military, the right to lead congregations as ministers and religious professionals, and the right to be parents. We are now on record as supporting the rights of transgender people. The number of Welcoming Congregations is growing, having nearly doubled in the last 18 months. There is still much homophobia and heterosexism. The work and the story are still in progress. Each of us has the opportunity to be a part of the work and the story.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Project administration, research, writing, and some database maintenance.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning

Supervision:

Weekly supervision.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Site not available 2007/8.

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