Faith

Everyone deserves the freedom to worship in an environment that is safe and supportive of their identities. There are many LGBTQ-affirming places of worship in Central Ohio and myriad online resources for LGBTQ people of faith.

LGBTQ-Affirming Faith Organizations

Find an LGBTQ-affirming place of worship in Central Ohio using the Lavender Listings.

Check out our pages on Christianity, Judaism, and Islam for faith-specific organizations related to these religions.

Inter-Faith

  • GLAAD Religion, Faith and Values Program: A program of GLAAD working to amplify the voices of LGBTQ-affirming communities of faith and LGBTQ people of faith.

  • Transfaith: A national nonprofit that is led by transgender people and focused on issues of faith and spirituality.

  • Transgender Faith and Action Network: An organization that offers for trans people of faith and allies to vision, build, grow, heal and shift culture within faith communities and the world.

Additional Faiths

  • Interweave: An organization working for LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists and their allies, families and friends.

  • Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, Inc: A religious organization offering positive information and support to LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus, their allies, families and friends.

  • Gay Buddhist Fellowship: An organization for LGBTQ Buddhists and their allies, families, and friends.

  • LGBTQ Humanist Council: A forum for LGBTQ Humanists and allies to come together, build community, and work together to achieve full social and civil equality.

Guides for LGBTQ People of Faith and Allies

The Human Rights Campaign offers a series of resources for LGBTQ people of faith and allies.

Check out our pages on Christianity, Judaism, and Islam for faith-specific resources related to these religions.

Coming Out Guides

Coming Home Series

Coming Home: To Faith, To Spirit, To Self: The following guide is aimed at folks who hope to lead their faith communities toward a more welcoming stance, and those seeking a path back to beloved traditions.

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues

The following guides provide an overview of official doctrines from various faiths related to LGBTQ issues: