LGBTQ+ & Christian Institutions:

Navigating Sexual & Gender Issues in a Changing Culture


Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Professor of Psychology &

Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity Clinical Director, Sexual & Gender Identity Clinic Regent University



LGBTQ+ discussions are increasingly sensitive topics and difficult for Christians and Christian institutions to navigate. We will discuss different and at times competing "lenses" through which people "see" these topics and the research and individuals who represent these topics. After a discussion of the potential benefits to integrating these lenses, we will review how these lenses have been adopted by different Christian institutions as possible Christian responses characterized by a more charitable spirit and "convicted civility."

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