Faith Resources

Filed under: Religion & Faith

The resources in this section are intended to help LGBTQ people, their families, friends and allies, find powerful and transformative spaces to learn more about the intersection of their faith and LGBTQ issues. If you'd like to update this list, please e-mail religion@hrc.org.
 

BUDDHISM

Gay Buddhist Fellowship
An organization for LGBTQ Buddhists and their allies, families, and friends.
www.gaybuddhist.org
 

CHRISTIANITY | Catholic/Orthodox

Axios
An organization for Eastern Orthodox, Byzantine Rite, and Eastern Catholic LGBTQ Christians.
www.axios.org

Call To Action
Educates, inspires and activates Catholics to act for justice and build inclusive communities through a lens of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.
www.cta-usa.org

DignityUSA
An organization working for respect and justice for all people—especially LGBTQ persons—in the Catholic Church.
www.dignityusa.org

Equally Blessed
An organization of faithful Catholics committed to full equality for LGBTQ people in the church and civil society.
www.equally-blessed.org

Fortunate Families
A resource and networking ministry with Catholic parents of LGBTQ children.
www.fortunatefamilies.com

New Ways Ministry
A ministry of advocacy and justice for LGBTQ Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.
www.newwaysministry.org

For a comprehensive list, please visit www.hrc.org/catholic
 

CHRISTIANITY | Protestant

Affirmation LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends
Supports LGBTQ and same-sex attracted Mormons and their families, friends and church leaders.
www.affirmation.org

Affirmation
An organization that challenges The United Methodist Church to be inclusive, and radically speaks out against injustice for LGBTQ people around the world.
www.umaffirm.org

Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
An organization building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions.
www.awab.org

Believe Out Loud
An online network that empowers Christians to work for LGBTQ equality.
www.believeoutloud.com

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBTQ Interest
Cultivating an inclusive church and caring for the Mennonite and Brethren LGBTQ/allied community.
www.bmclgbt.org

Covenant Network of Presbyterians
A national group of Presbyterian clergy and lay leaders working towards a fully inclusive church.
www.covnetpress.org

Emergence International
A community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends providing spiritual and educational support for LGBTQ people.
www.emergence-international.org

The Evangelical Network
An association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight affirming Evangelical ministries and individuals.
www.t-e-n.org

The Fellowship
A coalition of Christian Churches committed to radical inclusive ministry.
www.radicallyinclusive.com

Friends of LGBTQ Concerns
A Quaker faith community within the Religious Society of Friends that deeply honors, affirms, and upholds that of God in all people.
flgbtqc.quaker.org

Gay Christian Network
A Christian ministry building bridges and offering support for those caught in the crossfire of one of today's most divisive cultural wars.
www.gaychristian.net

GLAAD Alliance, Inc.
An organization transforming the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church.
www.gladalliance.org

Integrity USA
An organization working for LGBTQ Episcopalians and their allies, families, and friends.
www.integrityusa.org

Many Voices
A Black church movement for gay and transgender justice, that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.
www.manyvoices.org

Metropolitan Community Churches
A movement that faithfully proclaims God's inclusive love for all people and proudly bears witness to the holy integration of spirituality and sexuality.
www.mccchurch.org

More Light Presbyterians
An organization working for LGBTQ Presbyterians and their allies, families, and friends.
www.mlp.org

Pink Menno Campaign
An organization working towards the inclusion and welcome of LGBTQ individuals and their supporters in the Mennonite Church.
www.pinkmenno.org

Reconciling Pentecostals International
A network of Pentecostal ministers, churches, and ministries working towards an affirming and inclusive church.
www.rpifellowship.com

ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation
An organization advocating for the full inclusion of LGBTQ Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their church and congregations.
www.reconcilingworks.org

Room for All
A community of Christ followers in the Reformed Church in America, committed to welcome and affirm LGBTQ people and their allies.
www.roomforall.com

Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International
An organization providing a safe spiritual and social community for LGBTI current and former Seventh-day Adventists around the world.
www.sdakinship.org

Soulforce
An interfaith movement committed to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies and teachings against LGBTQ people.
www.soulforce.org

UCC LGBTQ Ministries
An organization that provides support and sanctuary to LGBTQ people, and their families and friends.
www.ucc.org/lbgt

Unity Fellowship of Christ Church
An African-American LGBTQ spiritual organization.
www.unityfellowshipchurch.org
 

ISLAM

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
An organization working to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims.
www.muslimalliance.org

Muslims for Progressive Voices
An inclusive community rooted in the traditional Qur'anic ideals of human dignity and social justice.
www.mpvusa.org

For a comprehensive list, please visit www.hrc.org/muslim
 

JUDAISM

Eshel
An organization working towards creating a community and acceptance for LGBTQ Jews and their families in Orthodox communities.
www.eshelonline.org

Institute for Judaism and Sexuality
An organization working towards a complete inclusion and welcoming of LGBTQ Jews in communities and congregations.
www.huc.edu/ijso

Keshet
An organization working for the full equality and inclusion of LGBTQ transgender Jews in Jewish life.
www.kershetonline.org

Nehirim
A national community of LGBTQ Jews, families, and allies committed to a more just and inclusive world.
www.nehirim.org


OTHER FAITHS

Interweave
An organization working for LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists and their allies, families and friends.
www.uua.org/lgbtq

LGBTQ Humanist Council
A forum for LGBTQ Humanists and allies to come together, build community, and work together to achieve full social and civil equality.
www.lgbthumanists.org

The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, Inc.
A religious organization offering positive information and support to LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus, their allies, families and friends.
www.galva108.org


MULTI-FAITH

Faith in America
An organization working to end the harm to LGBTQ youth and families from misguided religious teaching.
www.faithinamerica.org

GLAAD Religion, Faith and Values Program
A program of GLAAD working to amplify the voices of LGBTQ-affirming communities of faith and LGBTQ people of faith.
www.glaad.org/programs/faith

HRC Foundation's Religion and Faith Program
A program of HRC helping shape a world where no one has to choose between who they are, whom they love and what they believe.
www.hrc.org/religion

Institute for Welcoming Resources
A national, ecumenical collaboration of the Welcoming Church Movement working to achieve full acceptance of LGBTQ in the life of the church.
www.welcomingresources.org

National LGBTQ Task Force: Faith
An organization working to amplify the voices of faith leaders to counter religiously based bigotry.
www.thetaskforce.org/issues/faith

Religious Institute
A multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.
www.religiousinstitute.org

Transfaith
A national nonprofit that is led by transgender people and focused on issues of faith and spirituality.
www.transfaithonline.org

Transgender Faith and Action Network – Freedom Center for Social Justice
An organization that offers for trans people of faith and allies to vision, build, grow, heal and shift culture within faith communities and the world.
www.tfaan.org