Guides for LGBTQ Christians and Allies

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

Coming Home Series

The following guides are aimed at folks who hope to lead their Christian faith communities toward a more welcoming stance, and those seeking a path back to beloved traditions:

Stances of Christian Faiths on LGBTQ Issues

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

Catholic and Orthodox



New Thought

Directories of LGBTQ-Affirming Churches

There are resources available to locate LGBTQ-affirming churches:

LGBTQ-Affirming Christian Organizations

Christian - Non-Denominational

  • Believe Out Loud: An online network that empowers Christians to work for LGBTQ equality.

  • Canyonwalker Connection: Seeks to repair 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.
  • Gay Christian Network: A Christian ministry building bridges and offering support for those caught in the crossfire of one of today's most divisive cultural wars.

  • Institute for Welcoming Resources: A national, ecumenical collaboration of the Welcoming Church Movement working to achieve full acceptance of LGBTQ in the life of the church.
  • Many Voices: A Black church movement for gay and transgender justice, that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.

  • Q Christian Fellowship: Cultivates radical belonging among LGBTQ+ people and allies through a commitment to growth, community, and relational justice.

  • Queer Grace: An online encyclopedia for LGBTQIA+ and Christian life.

Christian - Catholic and Orthodox Denominations

  • Axios: An organization for Eastern Orthodox, Byzantine Rite, and Eastern Catholic LGBTQ Christians.

  • Call To Action: Educates, inspires and activates Catholics to act for justice and build inclusive communities through a lens of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.

  • DignityUSA: An organization working for respect and justice for all people—especially LGBTQ persons—in the Catholic Church.

  • Fortunate Families: A resource and networking ministry with Catholic parents of LGBTQ children.

  • New Ways Ministry: A ministry of advocacy and justice for LGBTQ Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.

Christian - Protestant Denominations

  • Affirmation: An organization that challenges The United Methodist Church to be inclusive, and radically speaks out against injustice for LGBTQ people around the world.

  • Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists: An organization building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions.

  • Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBTQ Interest: Cultivating an inclusive church and caring for the Mennonite and Brethren LGBTQ/allied community.

  • Covenant Network of Presbyterians: A national group of Presbyterian clergy and lay leaders working towards a fully inclusive church.

  • Emergence International: A community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends providing spiritual and educational support for LGBTQ people.

  • The Evangelical Network: An association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight affirming Evangelical ministries and individuals.

  • Friends of LGBTQ Concerns: A Quaker faith community within the Religious Society of Friends that deeply honors, affirms, and upholds that of God in all people.

  • Integrity USA: An organization working for LGBTQ Episcopalians and their allies, families, and friends.

  • Metropolitan Community Churches: A movement that faithfully proclaims God's inclusive love for all people and proudly bears witness to the holy integration of spirituality and sexuality.

  • More Light Presbyterians: An organization working for LGBTQ Presbyterians and their allies, families, and friends.

  • Open and Affirming Coalition - United Church of Christ: Advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ’s extravagant welcome.
  • Pink Menno Campaign: An organization working towards the inclusion and welcome of LGBTQ individuals and their supporters in the Mennonite Church.

  • Reconciling Ministries Network: Equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • Reconciling Pentecostals International: A network of Pentecostal ministers, churches, and ministries working towards an affirming and inclusive church.

  • ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation: An organization advocating for the full inclusion of LGBTQ Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their church and congregations.

  • Room for All: A community of Christ followers in the Reformed Church in America, committed to welcome and affirm LGBTQ people and their allies.

  • UCC LGBTQ Ministries: An organization that provides support and sanctuary to LGBTQ people, and their families and friends.

  • Unity Fellowship Community Church: An African-American LGBTQ spiritual organization.

Christian - Restorationist Denominations

  • Affirmation LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends: Supports LGBTQ and same-sex attracted Mormons and their families, friends and church leaders.

  • Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance: A national organization working toward a just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the church.
  • GLAAD Alliance, Inc: An organization transforming the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church.

  • Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International: An organization providing a safe spiritual and social community for LGBTI current and former Seventh-day Adventists around the world.