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

Yom Kippur 5781 | 2020

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, 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

Sukkot 5781 | 2020

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

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Unity

BACKGROUND
The Unity movement was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1890 as a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of our thoughts to…