Living Openly in Your Place of Worship

Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2008

Religion, like sexuality or gender identity, is one of the most personal expressions of our identity. Indeed, proclaiming our faith – like living openly as a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person – can make us feel terribly exposed to the value judgments of others. Yet faith is also what many of us turn to for strength, direction and solace. For those who have felt the deep pull of faith and are also gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, or who are friends, neighbors, family members or allies of LGBT people, this guide will provide you with suggestions and resources about coming out and living openly in places of worship. Learn more about the Human Rights Campaign Coming Out Project and the HRC Religion and Faith Program.

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