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 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, 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
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.
Brave Commons: Brave Commons seeks to elevate the voices of LGBTQ+ students working within and beyond Christian universities in the United States.
Canyonwalker Connections: Repairing the division existing between social and Christian conservatives and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities through education, training, encouragement, and dialogue in both secular and religious environments.
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.
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.
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.
Q Christian Fellowship: Q Christian Fellowship (formerly Gay Christian Network) cultivates radical belonging among LGBTQ+ people and allies through a commitment to growth, community, and relational justice. They are a diverse community with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies, and denominations, drawn together through their love of Christ and belief that every person is a beloved child of God.. (Please Note: While this is a resource I recommend often for the variety of opportunities it provides to connect with like-minded individuals, I do not support Side B (forced celibacy) as a healthy option for LGBTQ people of faith.)
Our Bible App: This is a faith-based Bible app that is “uplifting believers of all stripes.”
LGBTQ and Faith: Support for Parents of LGBTQ+ Kids
Free Mom Hugs: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.
Mama Bears: A network of groups, websites, special projects & resources dedicated to supporting, educating, and empowering moms of LGBTQ kids and the LGBTQ Community.
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.
LGBTQ and Faith: Activist and Advocacy Groups
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.
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.
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.
Tyler Clementi Foundation: The Tyler Clementi Foundation is a non-profit organization working to end online and offline bullying, harassment, and humiliation.
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
National Hopeline Network
Dial 1.800.SUICIDE to be seamlessly connected to an available AAS certified crisis center nearest to your calling location.
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.
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.