Religion and Spirituality


Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons supports LGBTQ/SSA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, same-sex attracted) Mormons and their families, friends, and Church leaders in seeking to live productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage.

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

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry is devoted to advancing 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.

Dignity USA 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 participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society.

Emergence International is a worldwide community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends providing spiritual and educational support for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism.

Friends for LGBTQ Concerns is a North American Quaker faith community that affirms that of God in all people. Gathering twice yearly for worship and play, we draw sustenance from each other and from the Spirit for our work and life in the world. We are learning that radical inclusion and radical love bring further light to Quaker testimony and life.

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (Hindu) is a non-profit religious organization offering positive information and support to LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus, their friends, and other interested persons.

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.

JQYouth is a non-profit organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews and their families in the Orthodox community. JQY is dedicated to cultivating a Jewish community where no one feels alone, bullied or silenced because of their orientation or gender identity.

The Latinx Roundtable strives to promote understanding, acceptance and affirmation of Latinx LGBTQ+ persons and their families by transforming Latinx faith communities and the wider Latinx community.

The LGBTQ+ Caucus of The Episcopal Church– Working to make full inclusion for LGBTQ+ Episcopalians not just a resolution but a reality.

More Light Presbyterians works for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry, and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity works to support, empower, and connect LGBTQ Muslims. Founded in 2013, the Muslim Alliance aims 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.

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.

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.

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.

Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation advocates for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church and congregations.

TransEpiscopal– Working toward the full embrace of transgender and nonbinary people in and through The Episcopal Church.

Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International provides a safe spiritual and social community to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex current and former Seventh-day Adventists around the world.

Soulforce is a national non-profit that works nonviolently to end the religious and political oppression of LGBTQ people. While not a faith-based organization, Soulforce leads from the understanding that oppressive religious beliefs, civil rights abuses, and anti-feminist attitudes that oppress LGBTQ people are interrelated.

Unitarian Universalist promotes acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQ persons of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders, both within the denomination and in society at large.

The United Church of Christ (UCC) Coalition for LGBT Concerns advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the UCC.

Unity is dedicated to inclusiveness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people and their family and friends. Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore believed that by accepting each other we expand our spiritual consciousness.

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches is a global Christian church of loving, affirming, and welcoming communities of faith. MCC shares the foundational mission for a specific and intentional outreach to/with homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people. MCC actively ministers in their communities to and with LGBT people.

Assocation of Welcoming and Affirming Baptist Churches (AWAB) is 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 United States, and to support the work of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists around the world.

Whosoever: An Online Magazine for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Christians exists to create safe and sacred space for GLBT Christians by working to build welcoming and inclusive communities of faith both online and in local regions. Understanding that many GLBT people of faith have been spiritually scarred by mainstream church teachings, Whosoever’s ministries provide resources to help GLBT people reclaim their faith.