Religion & Faith

Thanks to the work that’s being done by HRC and by countless others, faith communities around the world have grown to become increasingly more welcoming, inclusive and affirming of the LGBTQ community and our right to equality.

Faith is a core part of civic life. Around the world, people look to their faith as a source of guidance, hope and inspiration — and LGBTQ people, as well as our families, friends and allies, are no different. In times of trial and in the face of rejection, LGBTQ people of faith have held on to our beliefs and traditions — and at times have formed new ones. We belong in every faith tradition across the world.

The HRC Foundation Religion and Faith Program is working to build a world where LGBTQ people of faith are celebrated for every part of who they are, while fighting to ensure that religion is not used as a weapon of hate and discrimination.

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What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

At the heart of the claim that the Bible is clear "that homosexuality is forbidden by God" is poor biblical scholarship and a cultural bias read into the Bible.

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Religion & Faith

A Christian Conversation Guide

Focused on Christian congregations, this guide provides practical suggestions Christians can take to build safe and inclusive communities and congregations.

Religion & Faith

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Orthodox Judaism

BACKGROUND
Orthodox Judaism, a branch of Judaism rich in its traditions, has a variety of forms, from Haredi (ultra-Orthodox), to Hasidic (mystical Orthodox) to Modern Orthodox. As well, Orthodoxy preserves…

Religion & Faith

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Humanism

BACKGROUND
Often viewed as an alternative to traditional denominations which are centered on religious creeds, Humanism is a worldview built on a system of ethics that has, at its core,…

Religion & Faith, Coming Out

Coming Home: To Faith, To Spirit, To Self

While many people enjoy a rich, spiritual life outside the realm of organized religion, this guide is aimed at folks who hope to lead their faith communities toward a more…

Religion & Faith

Faith Positions on Marriage Equality

A growing number of organized religious groups in the United States have issued statements officially welcoming LGBTQ people as members and extending marriage rites to them. If you are looking…