Organizations and Supportive Resources
Note: 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. I have listed just a few organizations here to get you started on this journey.
LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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.
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.
LGBTQ and Faith: Support for Parents of LGBTQ+ 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.
Free Mom Hugs: Free Mom Hugs is a group of affirming parents and allies who love the LGBTQ+ community unconditionally. We are dedicated to educating families, church, and civic leaders encouraging them to not only affirm the LGBTQ+ community but to celebrate them.
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.
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.
LGBTQ and Faith: Activist and Advocacy Groups
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.
Tyler Clementi Foundation: The Tyler Clementi Foundation is a non-profit organization working to end online and offline bullying, harassment, and humiliation.
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.