Organizations

Affirmation (United Methodist): An independent voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people that radically reclaims the compassionate and transforming gospel of Jesus Christ by pursuing full inclusion in the church.

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons: Group serves the needs of gay Mormon women and men, as well as bisexual and transgender LDS and their supportive family and friends, through social and educational activities.

Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
: Membership is extended to churches, organizations, and individuals who are willing to go on record as welcoming and affirming of all people without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. The organization advocates for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within Baptist communities of faith.

The Beatitudes Society: This national network for progressive Christian seminarians advocates for justice, compassion, and peace; reclaims a Christianity that welcomes all people, especially those at the margins; and articulates a Christianity that dares to speak and act for our fragile planet and our most vulnerable citizens.

Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Interests: Its mission is to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.

Dignity USA (Catholic): Ministry works for a time when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity as beloved persons of God who can participate fully in all aspects of life within the church and society.

Emergence International (Christian Scientist): A worldwide community of Christian Scientists, their families, and friends that provides spiritual and educational support for lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and transgendered people as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism.

Evangelicals Concerned: National network of gay and lesbian evangelical Christians and friends dedicated to providing hope, encouragement, teaching and fellowship to women and men seeking to integrate their faith and sexual orientation.

Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns
(Quaker): A faith community that seeks to express God's truth in the Quaker and in the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual/transgender communities.

Gay Christian Network:
A nonprofit ministry supporting Christians worldwide who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Its website serves as home to an active online "safe space" with over 15,000 members from around the world. Some of its forums are available for public viewing. Others require free registration. Special forums include prayer support, Bible study, and denomination-specific discussion.

Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples Alliance, Inc. (Disciples of Christ): Group works for the full dignity and integrity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and affirming people within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Institute for Welcoming Resources of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
: This ecumenical group provides resources for churches to become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Integrity (Episcopal):
A nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Episcopalians and their straight friends, all working toward full inclusion in the Episcopal Church. At the national level and in local chapters and diocesan networks throughout the country, activities include worship, fellowship, education, communication, outreach, and service to the church.

Lutherans Concerned - North America
: Group works for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their church and congregations.

More Light Presbyterians
: A network of people seeking the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Reconciling Ministries Network (United Methodist): A growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church. More than 80,000 church members call themselves Reconciling United Methodists.

Religion and Faith Program of the Human Rights Campaign
: Its mission is to change the conversation about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and faith. Resources include an online weekly preaching and devotional resource, a worship guide, and a biweekly e-newsletter. Its Religion Council also ensures that Americans hear diverse religious voices speaking about equality in newspapers, radio, television, blogs and webcasts. Through its Clergy Safe Space Conversations, program participants conversations with religious leaders struggling to reconcile their faith with GLBT concerns.

Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship
: A volunteer support organization that champions human rights for all people through education, advocacy, and reconciliation.

Soulforce: Nonprofit Christian organization, guided by the spirit of truth and empowered by the principles of relentless nonviolent resistance, works to end the religious and political oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people.

TEACH Ministries
: Initiative founded by Mary Lou Wallner, whose story is told in For the Bible Tells Me So. Its mission is To Educate About the Consequences of Homophobia through public speaking, brochures, workshops, videos, books, and other resources.

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