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Building Knowledge & Breaking Barriers

The forty-year movement for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the PC(USA) and its two predecessor denominations comprises a vital recent chapter of American history. In honor of Pam McLucas Byers, the first executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, PHS is collecting, preserving, and sharing stories from across the theological spectrum about ordination and marriage rights.

CLICK HERE to visit this collecting initiative's extensive information page (, including an LGBTQIA+ history in the PC(USA) timeline and collection finding aids.

Email project archivist Elizabeth Wittrig to learn more about the Pam Byers Memorial Fund collecting initiative.

Financial support is provided by the PHS Pam Byers Memorial Fund.