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LGBTQ Friendly Spiritual Resources

Multifaith

The Human Rights Campaign Religion and Faith Program mobilizes people of faith to advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The site includes many articles and resources, including some which are specific to the African American and Latina/Latino communities.

The LGBT Religious Archives Network is an "innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world." Initiated in 2001 as a project of the Chicago Theological Seminary, LGBT-RAN has been a program of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry in Berkeley, California, since 2008. Includes online exhibitions, newsletters, and more.

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) was established at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and opened its doors in the fall of 2000. The Center serves three distinct but overlapping constituencies: the world of academic religious scholarship; faith communities; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and organizations. For each of these constituent groups, CLGS is committed to providing programming and support for research, resources, education for leadership, and community-building/advocacy. All programming is devoted to carrying out the Center's fundamental mission: To advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy.

Buddhist

The International Transgender Buddhist Sangha is a network for transgender buddhists and transgender friendly buddhists who are interested in transgender issues and buddhism.

Christian

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons serves the needs of gay Mormon women and men, as well as bisexual and transgender LDS and their supportive family and friends, through social and educational activities.

Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is an affirming organization for LGBT United Methodist individuals and allies.

The Gay Christian Network, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit Christian ministry “dedicated to building bridges and offering support for those caught in the crossfire of one of today’s most divisive culture wars. Membership includes both those on Side A (supporting same-sex marriage and relationships) and on Side B (promoting celibacy for Christians with same-sex attractions). What began as an organization to provide support to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Christians has grown into a worldwide movement for compassion with many straight members as well. GCN helps create safe spaces both online and offline for Christians of all sorts to make friends, ask questions, get support, and offer support to others.”

Dignity USA: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Catholics envisions and works for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society.

FLGBTQC: Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns is a Quaker faith community within the Religious Society of Friends. FLGBTQC deeply honors, affirms, and upholds that of God in all people.

Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance is an organization of gay, lesbian, and affirming individuals in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

IntegrityUSA's mission is to inspire and equip the Episcopal Church, its dioceses, congregations, and members to proclaim and embody God’s all-inclusive love for LGBTQ persons and those who love them.

Unitarian Universalist Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Ministries. “Unitarian Universalist congregations extend a warm welcome to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, families, and communities. We work to promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQ persons of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders, both within our denomination and in society at large. We are committed to protecting the civil and legal rights of LGBTQ people and families across the country.”

Reconciling Ministries Network is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in The United Methodist Church.

UCC Open and Affirming Coalition is an organization affiliated with the United Church of Christ which provides support for LGBT individuals. It advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the UCC, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ’s extravagant welcome.

Jewish

Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community.

The World Congress: Keshet Ga'avah consists of around 50 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. The World Congress holds conferences and workshops representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender Jews around the world.

Muslim

The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims. "We seek to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. We aim to increase the acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities, and to promote a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered on inclusion, justice, and equality."

The Queer Palestinian Empowerment Network (QPEN) exists to empower the voices of queer Palestinians.

Muslims Against Homophobia and LGBT Hate believes in "dignity and respect for all humans and pledge to stop and stand up to oppressions of all forms including hate against LGBTIQA and Queer human beings." The organization is comprised of "Muslims [and non-Muslim allies] that are against Islamophobia, sexism, racism, ableism, ageism and all oppressions and see that homophobia is widespread within and outside our Muslim communities. We've decided to take a stand against homophobia realizing it is a part of many different intersectionalities of oppression and prejudice like Islamophobia."