Queer People of Faith Resources

Below is a list of various resources for Queer People of Faith. It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive. If you know of additional resources to add, please contact Jennifer Herrera, associate director of the Anderson Freeman Resource Center, at jherrera@middlebury.edu.

Christian

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons supports LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families, friends and Church leaders in seeking to live healthy and productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage.

Affirmation: United Methodist for LGBT Concerns 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

Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) has been supporting Baptist churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation

Dignity USA (GLBT Catholics) works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

Emergence International (Christian Scientist) is a world-wide community supporting LGBT Christian Scientists.

Friends (Quakers) for LGBTQ Concerns is a North American Quaker faith community that affirms that of God in all people.

Gay Christian Network (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.

Integrity (GLBT Episcopalians) works 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.

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.

New Ways Ministry is a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for LGBT Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.

Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ advocates for the LGBT community in the UCC, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ’s extravagant welcome.

Rainbow Baptists is a website providing support, information and advocacy for LGBTQ identified Baptists, their family and friends.

Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

ReconcilingWorks: 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.

Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International provides a safe spiritual and social community to LGBTI current and former Seventh-day Adventists around the world.

Hindu

Gay & Lesbian Vaishnava Association is an organization provides information and support for LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus. 

LGBT Hindu Satsang is a community for LGBT Hindus and their Allies, and for LGBT people looking to explore the Hindu religion in a safe environment.

Hindu American Foundation Policy Brief seeks to ensure the wellbeing of LGBT Hindus living in the U.S. and abroad.

Jewish

Eshel seeks to create community and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews and their families in Orthodox communities.

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.

JQ International is a lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Jewish & Ally community. They create programs and services that foster a healthy fusion of LGBTQ and Jewish Identity.

Jewish LGBT Network was set up with the targeted purpose of offering a support structure to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews, based in any part of the world, through the provision of a number of different resources.

Jewish Queer Youth (JQY) is a nonprofit organization supporting LGBT Jews and their families in the Orthodox community.

Nehirim provides vibrant, pluralistic, egalitarian and accessible programming that cultivates and empowers LGBTQ Jewish souls.

World Congress of LGBT Jews consists of around 50 member organizations around the world working for an open community.

Muslim

The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims.

Muslims for Progressive Values (LGBTQ Rights Division) is an inclusive community rooted in the traditional Qur’anic ideals of human dignity and social justice.

Queer Muslim Revolution is a blog that brings progressive news, information and resources to LGBT Muslims and their allies across the globe.

The Safra Project is a resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally (Muslim LBT women).

Additional Resources

Gay/Lesbian Baha'i Story Project archives various online stories from LGBTQ Baha'is. 

Gay Atheists is a group for gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual atheists as well as for those who support equal rights for all citizens regardless of sexual orientation.

Gay Buddhist Sangha seeks to provide a refuge and safe place where LGBTQI people can feel supported and valued as they cultivate the practice of Buddhist teachings and learn how to use them in practical ways.

Gay Wiccan Coven is a group for LGBTQ wiccans, witches, and wizards.

LGBTQ Ministries (Unitarian Universalist) provides resources and advocacy for all Unitarian Universalists, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

MyOutSpirit.com connects queer people of faith with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people interested in spirituality, yoga, mental health, fitness, healthy relationships and sexuality, social justice and green living.

Sarbat is an online community resource for LGBTQ Sikhs.

Soulforce works with religious denominations to support inclusion for LGBTQ people of faith and is an organization devoted to changing the hearts and minds of religious leaders who engage in anti-homosexual campaigns.