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This 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 and Intersex 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
Q Christian Fellowship: Q Christian Fellowship (formerly Gay Christian Network) is a Christian ministry offering both online and offline support to LGBTQ Christians and allies by creating safe spaces to make friends, ask questions and receive and offer help.
Believe Out Loud: Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. They also provide a search engine to locate open and affirming Churches in the USA.
Deaf Rainbow of Faith: Deaf Rainbow of Faith is an online group that provides resources for Deaf LBGTQ people as well as their families, friends, and churches to help them acknowledge that the LGBTQ community are fully accepted and loved by God.
The Christian Closet: The Christian Closet is an online therapeutic resource for people who are trying to work out what it means to have a LGBTQ sexual identity within a Christian context, Candice Czubernat meets with people from all over the world via the web as they begin to explore who they are and how this identity can co-exist beautifully with a faith and relationship with God.
Generous Space Ministries: Generous Space (formerly New Direction) is a Canadian-based ministry whose mission is to disciple Christ-followers to work together to eliminate fear, division, and hostility at the intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality.
Inside Out Faith: Inside Out Faith is an organization that seeks to actively engage faith communities in order to educate, affirm and foster support of LGBT persons and their allies.
Intersex and Faith: Intersex and Faith is an organization working together to support, advocate with, and educate others about intersex people and help faith communities welcome those born outside the male/female binary.
LGBT and Faith: Support for Parents of LGBT+ Kids
Serendipitydodah for Moms: Serendipitydodah for Moms is a lively private Facebook group created by Liz Dyer for open-minded Christian moms who have LGBTQ+ kids and want to develop and maintain healthy, loving, authentic relationships with them.
FreedHearts: FreedHearts is a faith-based organization for parents of LGBTQI children 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.
Trans-Parenting: Trans-Parenting is an organization dedicated to providing support and educational resources to parents and their advocates (pediatricians, mental health professionals, lawyers, schools, friends, family, and churches) raising a gender independent child.
LGBT and Faith: Activist and Advocacy 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 LGBTQ people in all aspects of church life.
Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign’s Religion and Faith Program seeks to engage all faith traditions in a deeper dialogue on questions of fairness and equality for LGBT Americans.
Soulforce: Soulforce is a national non-profit that works nonviolently to end the religious and political oppression of LGBTQ people.
GLAAD Religion, Faith & Values: GLAAD’s Religion, Faith, and Values 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.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation: The Matthew Shepard 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.
PFLAG: PFLAG is 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.
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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
Dial 1.800.SUICIDE to be seamlessly connected to an available AAS certified crisis center nearest to your calling location.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.