The Gay Men and Religion Unit:
• Provides scholarly reflection and writing on the intersections of gay male experience, including sexual experiences, with religious traditions and spiritual practices
• Fosters ongoing contributions by gay men to religious scholarship in all its forms
• Critically challenges homophobic scholarship and religious teaching, on the one hand, and aspects of the LGBTQI equality movement that promote assimilation and normalization, on the other
• Engages a variety of theoretical and political discourses, which critique essentialist notions of gay male identity
• Promotes recognition of the diversity of men-who-have-sex-with-men across time and throughout the world and investigates both the common and the particular among such persons—including their discourses around sexuality and around religion.