Resources

 

COMING OCTOBER 1ST, 2017!

20161219_115419This page is provided as a resource only and is not intended as an endorsement of any individual or organization. There is a continually growing number of online resources available for seeking help and support, as well as researching issues relevant to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people of faith. We have listed just a few organizations here to get you started on this journey.

LGBT and Faith: Support and Community Organizations

Believe Out Loud: An online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Has a great search engine to locate open and affirming Churches in the USA.
www.believeoutloud.com

FreedHearts: A faith-based organization that frees hearts to love, heal, and affirm. Their goal is to help parents, LGBTQI people, and the church to change the human conversation on love and inclusion. www.freedhearts.org

Gay Christian Network: A Christian Ministry offering both online and offline support to LGBT Christians and Allies by creating safe spaces to make friends, ask questions and receive and offer help.
www.gaychristian.net

Inside Out Faith: A organization that seeks to actively engage faith communities in order to educate, affirm and foster support of LGBT persons and their allies.
www.insideoutfaith.org

The It Gets Better Project: Communicate to LGBT youth that it gets better, and help create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. Watch 1000′s of videos with inspiring messages of hope!
www.itgetsbetter.org

LGBT AND FAITH: ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISTS GROUPS

The Reformation Project: The Reformation Project exists to train Christians to support and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Through building a deep grassroots movement, they strive to create an environment in which Christian leaders will have the freedom to take the next steps toward affirming and including LGBT people in all aspects of church life.
www.reformationproject.org

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): HRC’s Religion and Faith Program seeks to engage all faith traditions in a deeper dialogue on questions of fairness and equality for LGBT Americans.
www.hrc.org

Soulforce: This is a national non-profit that works nonviolently to end the religious and political oppression of LGBTQ people.
www.soulforce.org

GLAAD Religion, Faith & Values: This program works to amplify the voices of LGBT-affirming communities of faith and LGBT people of faith. They train groups and individuals from a wide range of religions to share their stories locally and throughout mainstream media.
www.glaad.org

The Matthew Shepard Foundation: A foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs. We strive to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance.
www.matthewshepard.org

PFLAG: A national non-profit organization made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. www.pflag.org

CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1.800.273.TALK (8255)
If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call 1.800.273.TALK to be connected to the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location.

National Hopeline Network
www.hopeline.com
1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
Dial 1.800.SUICIDE to be seamlessly connected to an available AAS certified crisis center nearest to your calling location.

The Trevor Project
www.thetrevorproject.com
1.866.488.7386
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

 READING RECOMMENDATIONS:

Torn, by Justin Lee

God and the Gay Christian, by Matthew Vines

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon, by Kathy Baldock

Changing Our Mind, by David P. Gushee

Mom, I’m Gay, by Susan Cottrell

Risking Grace, by Dave Jackson

Facing the Music, by Jennifer Knapp

Does Jesus Really Love Me?, by Jeff Chu

Accidental Saints, by Nadia Boltz Weber

True Colors, by Susan Cottrell