Glaser, Chris Oral History Videorecording and Transcript
Span Dates: 2022
Volume: 1.64 GB (1 MP4 file)
This oral history was conducted for the Presbyterian Historical Society. The interviewer was archivist Nicholas A. Skaggs. Topics include the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Task Force to Study Homosexuality, United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. General Assembly (190th : 1978 : San Diego, Calif.), Lazarus Project, and Presbyterians for Lesbian/Gay Concerns. An online transcript includes time notations.
Chris Glaser was raised as an American Baptist in North Hollywood, California. He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1970 while in college at California State University, Northridge. He was an ordained elder at First Presbyterian Church of Van Nuys. From 1976 to 1978, he served as the only openly gay member of the UPCUSA Task Force to Study Homosexuality. From 1977 to 1987, he served as the founding director of the Lazarus Project, a ministry of reconciliation between the church and the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles, located at West Hollywood Presbyterian Church. He also served as the second national coordinator and treasurer of Presbyterians for Lesbian and Gay Concerns (PLGC) and as editor of its newsletters (More Light). Interview covers the 1978 General Assembly, the UPCUSA Task Force to Study Homosexuality, the Lazarus Project, and Presbyterians for Lesbian and Gay Concerns (PLGC).
This video recording and transcript are available online.
This digital object is in the Pearl digital collection of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia.
Presbyterian Church (USA) | Lazarus Project | Activist (religious institutions) | Author/editor | Theology | Glaser, Chris | EXHIBIT Rolling the Stone Away | More Light Presbyterians (formerly Presbyterians for LGBT Concerns)