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Shower of Stoles Project

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The Shower of Stoles is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. This extraordinary collection celebrates the gifts of LGBT persons who serve God in countless ways, while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

MISSION STATEMENT: To end religious discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

CORE OBJECTIVES: The Shower of Stoles Project will use its collection of liturgical stoles and other sacred pieces from GLBT people and their supporters, each with its own individual story, to:

  • Educate people about the gifts of GLBT persons who serve God.
  • Support people, churches, denominations, and other groups in their quest to end discrimination against GLBT persons.
  • Provide a voice for GLBT persons who cannot speak for themselves to religious communities.

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Shower of Stoles Project
Online Exhibition!

Organizational Partners

Affirm United/S'affirmer Ensemble The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists Brethren-Mennonite Council for LGBT Concerns Open and Affirming Ministries of the Gay, Lesbian & Affirming Disciples (GLAD) Integrity Reconciling Works
More Light Presbyterians Open and Affirming Program of the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns (ONA) Reconciling Ministries Network Room for All - Reformed Church in America Welcoming Community Network - Community of Christ