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

A Christian Conversation Guide

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

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.

Religion & Faith

Brave Spaces

Directed by award winning filmmaker Marc Smolowitz, Brave Spaces: Perspectives on Faith and LGBT Justice brings together 20 leading faith and community leaders to examine the past, present and future…

Religion & Faith, Coming Out

Coming Home to Catholicism and to Self

Despite the Catholic Church hierarchy's anti-LGBTQ stances, Catholics of good conscious are giving hope to countless longing to hear that their Church embraces and accepts them.

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 Islam and to Self

This guide is aimed at LGBTQ American Muslims 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 Judaism and to Self

This guide is aimed at LGBTQ Jewish Americans 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.

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…

Communities of Color, Laws & Legislation, Religion & Faith, Federal Policy

End Racial and Religious Profiling Act

The End Racial and Religious Profiling Act would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from targeting a person based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender,…