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.

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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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, State & Local Policy, Federal Policy

Institute of Theology and Social Change

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEARS FELLOWSHIP ARE NOW CLOSEDThe Institute of Theology and Social Change is a fellowship part of the Religion & Faith Program that provides LGBTQ faith leaders and…

Religion & Faith

Queer Midrash

First Edition: High Holy Days 5781 | 2020Queer Midrash is a compilation of prose and poetry, commentary and reflection, prayer and narrative retelling inspired from and based on texts sacred…

Religion & Faith

Sukkot

Queer Midrash is a compilation of prose and poetry, commentary and reflection, prayer and narrative retelling inspired from and based on texts sacred to the Jewish community written through a…

Religion & Faith

Yom Kippur

Queer Midrash is a compilation of prose and poetry, commentary and reflection, prayer and narrative retelling inspired from and based on texts sacred to the Jewish community written through a…

Religion & Faith

Rosh Hashanah

Queer Midrash is a compilation of prose and poetry, commentary and reflection, prayer and narrative retelling inspired from and based on texts sacred to the Jewish community written through a…

Religion & Faith

Faith Resoures

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

Lenten Devotional March 29-April 4

The Lenten Devotional is a faith-filled resource that compiles meditations written by 47 faith leaders from across the United States. This project and other public education work with faith leaders…

Allies, Religion & Faith, Communities of Color

A Stone of Hope

"A Stone of Hope" begins a thoughtful discussion about LGBTQ progress within the Black church.