LGBTQ Religion and Faith

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Ministering to LGBTQI Christians and our allies around the globe. We feature the largest welcoming and affirming church directory in the world.

Documentary – Through My Eyes: True Stories of Young Gay Christians
Too often, Christian conversations about homosexuality focus on issues or politics and overlook the impact on real people.

The Gay Debate: Bible and Homosexuality by: Matthew Vines (Video)                                                               

What the Bible Says – And Doesn’t Say – About Homosexuality by: Mel White

Christianity and Sexual Orientation by: Larry Dwayne Ponder (book)
Christianity and Sexual Orientation explores biblical text and meaning in light of biological/genetic understandings of sexual orientation. The author weaves personal reflections among his explanations and understandings of why some people are gay, what God’s word says to us, the impact of historical understandings, English interpretations of Greek translations, and implications for today’s Christians.Gay (LGBTQ) people must know and understand that God loves them. Rejection, often religious-based, is harmful to LGBTQ people. Sexual orientation is a form of human diversity and we are called to love, accept, embrace, and include LGBTQ people in our communities and churches.

Accepting Evangelicals
We are an open network of Evangelical Christians who believe the time has come to move towards the acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships at every level of church life, and the development of a positive Christian ethic for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Association of Affirming and Welcoming Baptists                                            As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US, and to support the work of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists around the world.
Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  We work as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the Radical Welcome and Love of God in Jesus Christ through being the Ministry of Reconciliation and building up the Beloved Community where all will be one.

Canyonwalker Connections: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community
The mission of Canyonwalker Connections, founded in 2011 by Executive Director Kathy Baldock, is to repair the division existing between social and Christian conservatives and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community through education, training, encouragement, and dialogue in both secular and religious environments.

Fortunate Families: Catholic Parents of LGBT Children
We are Catholic parents of LGBT sons and daughters sharing with others on the same journey our message of hope and unconditional love for our families and fostering respect, friendship and justice for our children.

New Ways Ministry in the LGBT Catholic Community
New Ways Ministry is a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.

Through research, publication and education about homosexuality, we foster dialogue among groups and individuals, identify and combat personal and structural homophobia, work for changes in attitudes and promote the acceptance of LGBT people as full and equal members of church and society.

New Ways Ministry is a member of Equally Blessed, a coalition of faithful Catholics who support full equality for LGBT people both in the Church and in civil society.

More Light Presbyterians
We’re working toward the full participation of LGBTQ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society.

Reconciling Ministries Network
Reconciling Ministries Network is an organization made of primarily United Methodist individuals. Reconciling Ministries Network envisions a renewed and vibrant Wesleyan movement that is biblically and theologically centered. As committed disciples of Jesus Christ, the Reconciling Ministries Network strives to transform the world by living out the Gospel’s teachings of grace, love, justice and inclusion for all of God’s children.

Reconciling Ministries Network is committed to the local church, especially helping communities go through a discernment process on how your congregation, Sunday School class, campus ministry, or other small group can be actively welcoming all people.

LGBTQI Lecture Series (Muslim) 

Muslims for Progressive Values        
MPV endorses the human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals. We affirm our commitment to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and we support full equality and inclusion of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, in society and in the Muslim community 

Resources for Gay and Lesbian Orthodox Jews
Our purpose is to provide support and information for people of all ages to integrate their Jewish and gay identities, in a self-affirming, positive manner.

Our goal is to establish a friendly and supportive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender alumni/ae of yeshivas and day schools, and all others with a commitment to their Jewish heritage.