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.

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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.

Featured Resource

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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HIV & Health Equity, Religion & Faith, Capacity Building, Empowering Advocate Communities

IHEAR Faith

The Interfaith Health Equity Alliance Roundtable (IHEAR) was created to convene faith leaders that are committed to ending HIV stigma and discrimination in their communities. We aim to expand and…

Religion & Faith, Transgender

What Does the Bible Say About Transgender People?

Introduction
For several decades, political and theological debates related to LGBTQ+ issues have centered around same-sex relationships for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. While an exploration of that topic is…

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 Resources

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…

Religion & Faith, Coming Out

Coming Home to Evangelicalism and to Self

This guide is aimed at LGBTQ+ evangelical Christians who are on the journey toward living fully in their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and in their faith and its…

Religion & Faith, Coming Out

Coming Home to Mormonism and to Self

This guide is aimed at LGBTQ+ Mormons who are on the journey toward living fully in their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and in their faith and its traditions.