Christianity

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

Protestant

Restorationist

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance: A national organization working toward just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the 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.

  • GLAAD Alliance, Inc: An organization transforming the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.