Heather White

Heather White

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Gender and Queer Studies
WSRP Research Associate 2021–22
Heather White

Home institution

University of Puget Sound

Research project

Hosting the Counterculture: Histories of Queer Episcopal New York

Following the 1969 Stonewall Riots, queer activists found an unlikely community center: The Church of the Holy Apostles (Episcopal) hosted most of New York’s gay organizations. Drawing from interviews and archival research, this project re-examines this notoriously secular moment to illuminate the unexpected ways that religion shaped queer organizing.


Heather White is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound, teaching in religious studies and in gender, queer and feminist studies. Heather is the author of Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) and co-editor (with Bethany Moreton and Gillian Frank) of Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).


HDS 2055
Safe/Sacred/Free: Queer Movements and Religious Spaces
Fall 2021

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