Louie Crew Clay, Ph.D., D.D., D.D., D.H.L.


Professor Emeritus of English, Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey

Mail: 377 S. Harrison Street, 12D, East Orange, NJ 07018. Tele. 862-520-7499.


Episcopal Church:

Diocese of Newark:

National Council of Teachers of English: Board of Directors, 1976-1980. Chaired panels in 1976, 1977, 1979, & 1980. Papers 1978, 1985, 1987. Poetry 1978. Co-founded the lesbigay caucus, 1975.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Board of Directors, 1976-78.

Rutgers University.

Sons of the American Revolution [inactive by intention]

Wisconsin Governor's Council on Lesbian and Gay Issues, 1983.


Education: Ph.D., Alabama, 1971; M.A., Auburn, 1959; B.A., Baylor (a.k.a. Judge Baylor's Finishing School and Bible College), 1958.




Author of 2,387 items, including the first openly gay materials ever published in Change Magazine, Christianity & Crisis, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Churchman, Fellowship Magazine, The Living Church, Metanoia, and Southern Exposure. Editor of special lesbigay issues of College English, and Margins. Editorial board of Journal of Homosexuality (1978-83; 89--); Empathy: Interdisciplinary Journal for Professionals Working to End Violence and Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities, 90-- and Progressive Composition 1988--. Edited A Book of Revelations: Lesbian and Gay Episcopalians Tell Their Own Stories, 1991, a collection of 52 biographies. See a sampler of Clay's essays




Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2004.

Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, General Theological Seminary, 2003.

Recipient of the Bishops Cross, from Rt. Rev. John S. Spong, Diocese of Newark, 2000

Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, Episcopal Divinity School, 1999.

Vida Scudder Award, Episcopal Church Publishing Company, 1994.

Bishop's Outstanding Service Award. Episcopal Diocese of Newark. 1992


Honor societies: Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Psi Omega, Sigma Tau Delta.

Listed: Contemporary Authors; Directory of American Poets; International Who's Who in Poetry; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World and The Writer's Directory.

Licensed as a Baptist minister, March 10, 1954.