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Denomination-specific and church resources

AFFIRMATION - UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Affirmation is an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people and our supporters. We are an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that challenges The United Methodist Church to be inclusive, and radically speaks out against injustice for LGBTQ people around the world.

Alliance of Baptists

The Alliance of Baptists began in 1987 as a prophetic voice in Baptist life. Today, we are a faith community comprised of male and female laity and clergy, people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, theological beliefs, and ministry practices. We are Christians knit together by love for one another and God, combining progressive inquiry, contemplative prayer and prophetic action to bring about justice and healing in a changing world.

AWAB: ASSOCIATION OF WELCOMING AND AFFIRMING 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.

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests

The Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests exists to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.

CHURCH CLARITY

Church Clarity is a crowd-sourced database of local congregations that we score based on how clearly they communicate their actively enforced policies. Our mission is to increase the standard of clarity throughout the Church Industry. We are not advocating for policy changes; we are standardizing church policy disclosure, whatever the policy or type of church in question. People deserve to know the truth.

COVENANTAL NETWORK OF PRESBYTERIANS

The mission of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ, with the help of God's grace. We are called to achieve this goal by working for the unity of the church, furthering the inclusion of LGBTQ persons, seeking understanding and reconciliation, and joining with others seeking a still more just and inclusive church.

DIGNITY USA - CATHOLIC CHURCH

DIGNITY is organized to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex Catholics, as well as our families, friends and loved ones in order to develop leadership, and be an instrument through which we may be heard by and promote reform in the Church.

FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILING PENTECOSTALS INTERNATIONAL

The "Fellowship of Reconciling Pentecostals International" is a network of Pentecostal ministers, churches, and ministries which seeks by means of the full gospel of Jesus Christ to reconcile all repentant people to God without regard to race, gender, political persuasion, economic or educational status, sexual orientation, nationality, religious affiliation, or any other thing that divides.

INTEGRITY USA- EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and our straight friends. Since our founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites.

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES

Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same-gender marriages and has been on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other countries worldwide.

MORE LIGHT PRESBYTERIANS

Working toward the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society.

NEW WAYS MINISTRY - CATHOLIC CHURCH

New Ways Ministry educates and advocates for justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger church and civil communities. Through research, publication and education about sexual orientation and gender identity, we foster dialogue among groups and individuals, identify and combat personal and structural homophobia and transphobia, 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.

OPEN AND AFFIRMING (ONA) IN THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ's (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

RECONCILINGWORKS - LUTHERANS FOR FULL PARTICIPATION

Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community.

RECONCILING MINISTRIES FOR THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.


Queer, Trans, and People of Color–Specific Resources

CARSS

The Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice (CARSS) advances research, education and public engagement at the nexus of religion, race and sexuality, in general, but with a particular focus on black communities, both in the United States and the wider African Diaspora.

MANY VOICES

Many Voices is a Black Church Movement for Gay and Transgender Justice.

Full list of non-religious QTPoC Organizations and Resources in the U.S


Trans/Gender Non-Conforming or Non-Binary Resources

TRANSFAITH

TransFaith is a national non-profit that is led by transgender people and focused on issues of faith and spirituality, working to affirm, empower, and engage transgender and gender non-conforming people and their communities.

AUSTEN HARTKE- TRANSGENDER FAITH RESOURCES

Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, a new book on theology and personal narratives. He is also the creator of the YouTube series Transgender and Christian, which seeks to understand, interpret, and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals.

Full list of non-religious Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Organizations and Resources in the U.S


STUDENT-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

BRAVE COMMONS

Brave Commons seeks to elevate the voices of LGBTQ+ students working within and beyond Christian universities in the United States. Brave Commons is an intersectional, queer and POC-led, Christian organization seeking to provoke a movement of faith and justice in the academy and beyond. Through retreats, spiritual support, and advocacy resourcing, Brave Commons works to provide equitable and holistic faith engagement for all.

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us. 

THE TREVOR PROJECT

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.


General Resources: Religious

GLADD- RELIGION, FAITH AND VALUES PROGRAM

GLAAD's Religion, Faith & Values program works to amplify the voices of LGBT-affirming communities of faith and LGBT people of faith. The program has successfully coordinated press conferences for religious leaders who speak out in support of LGBT issues and has secured national and religious media interest in stories that bring examples of LGBT equality in faith communities to Americans.

MODERN KINSHIP

Our generation has lived through a fast and unexpected shift in society's views of gay people. We came of age in a time when marriage wasn't even an option for us. When we looked for models to follow, the resources were few. Many within the church still question whether two people of the same sex can live in holy union with each other. We want to document our process so that other people, gay and straight alike, can see at least one way in which gay Christian marriage can be done.

THE REFORMATION PROJECT

The Reformation Project is a Bible-based, Christian grassroots organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBTQ people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. We envision a global church that fully affirms LGBTQ people.

GENEROUS SPACE MINISTRIES

Encouraging Christ-centered spiritual formation by inviting people to work together to dismantle fear, division, and hostility at the intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality.

WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL

The Wild Goose Festival is an art, music, and story-driven transformational experience grounded in faith-inspired social justice.

BELIEVE OUT LOUD

Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. They elevate the people and places where Christianity and LGBTQ+ justice intersect. This online network provides writings from a multitude of experiences and social locations.



General Resources: Non-Religious

PFLAG

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

THE TREVOR PROJECT

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.


Mental Health Resources: Religious and LGBTQ+ Affirming

THE CHRISTIAN CLOSET

The Christian Closet provides meaningful online therapy from the safety of your own home for LGBTQ Christians.

THE UMBRELLA COLLECTIVE

Psychotherapy honoring your intersecting identities.

LIVEN

Seattle Based Counseling Therapy for LGBTQ+ Teens and Adults.


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES: Non-religious AND LGBTQ+ affirming:

PRIDE COUNSELING

Professional online counseling for the LGBTQ community. Get matched to a licensed therapist. Communicate via phone, video, and messaging.

KHESED WELLNESS

Making counseling and wellness services affordable for those without coverage.

TALK SPACE

Our 1000+ licensed therapists include many LGBT individuals and others who specialize in helping individuals work through questions of gender, sexuality and identity. Our free consultation process will help you connect with a counselor who makes you feel comfortable and understood.

LIGHTHOUSE

Find the right LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare and wellness providers for you. We are a group of NYC-based healthcare providers devoting our careers to caring for LGBTQ+ patients and specializing in LGBTQ+ health issues.


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