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Religious Resources

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Living Openly in Your Place of Worship

Buddhism

Gay Buddhist Fellowship:
The Gay Buddhist Fellowship supports Buddhist practice in the Gay men's community. It is a forum that brings together the diverse Buddhist traditions to address the spiritual concerns of Gay men in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States and the world. GBF's mission includes cultivating a social environment that is inclusive and caring.

Catholicism

DignityUSA - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Catholics:
DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities--especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons--in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

Integrity::
Intergrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Episcopalians and oour straight friends. Since our founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites. However, edvocacy is only one facet of our ministry.

Christian Denominations

Adventism

Seventh-day Adventist Kinship:
SDA Kinship is a diverse worldwide community of individuals who have participated in the Adventist community and have felt ostracized by church leaders, administrators, or members because of their sexual orientation or gender variation, their support for family or friends, or their convictions about equality and justice.

Baptist

Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists:
AWAB is made up of a growing number of member churches, affiliated organizations, and individuals willing to go on record as welcoming and affirming of all persons without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. These organizations and individuals have joined together to adovcate for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within Baptist communities of faith.

Rainbow Baptists:
Rainbow Baptists is a website providing support, information and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer-identitied Baptists, their family and friends. This is an outreach ministry of AWAB.

Brethren and Mennonites

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

Christian Scientist

Emergence International:
Emergence is a worldwide community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends providing spiritual and educational support for lesbians, gay man, bisexuals and transgender individuals as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism.

Methodist

Affirmation - United Methodists:
Affirmation is an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and queer people and our supporters. We are an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that challenges The United Methodist Church to be inclusive, and radically speaks out against injustice for LGBTQ people around the world.

Mormon

Affirmation:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from every background and situation, united in the shared experience of a spiritual and/or cultural heritage in the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Pentecostal

Fellowship of Reconciling Pentecostals International:
The RPI is a network of Pentecostal ministers, churches, and ministries which seeks by means of the full gospel of Jesus Christ to reconcile all repentant people to God without regard to race, gender, political persuasion, economic or educational status, sexual orientation, nationality, religious affiliation, or any other thing that divides.

Presbyterian

More Light Presbyterians:
Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.

Judaism

The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jew:
Keshet Ga'avah consists of around 50 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, United Kingsom and the United States. The World Congress holds conferences and workshops representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews around the world. The focus of these sessions varies from regional, national, continental, to global.

Congregation Kol Ami:
Congregation Kol Ami is a progressive, Reform congregation rooted in rich Jewish tradition, very welcoming to non-Jews who are curious about an LGBTQI-friendly place in Hollywood, with commitment to social justice, Israel and diversity. Come join us for vibrant Shabbat services every Friday! 1200 N. La Brea Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90038 | 323.606.0996 | www.kol-ami.org | facebook.com/kolamiweho

Non-Denominational

The Gay Christian Network:
GCN works to strengthen each individual's relationship with God, first through helping people reconcile their faith and sexuality when necessary, but then moving beyond that to promote ongoing spiritual growth as they continue their walk with Christ. A person who is growing in Christ is better able to live out His light and love with others.

The Fellowship:
The Fellowship is a coalition of Christian churches and ministries which recognize the need for networking, accountability, fellowship and resource faciilitation. The mission is to become a catalytic resources agent for the unity and support of churches and ministries who desire to celebrate and proclaim the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ.

Metropolitan Community Churches:
Since its founding in 1968, MCC has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing important issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and other forms of oppression. MCC has been on the forefront in the struggle towards marriage equality in the US and other countries worldwide and continues to be a powerful voice in the LGBT equality movement.

UCC Coalition For LGBT Concerns:
The UCC Coalition advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the UCC, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ's extravagant welcome.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Ministries (LGBTQ Ministries) is guided by the vision that someday we will be able to put ourselves out of business and that oppression against people of all ages, abilities, colors, and economic classes who are marginalized on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity--whether the oppression be overt or subtle--will be a thing of the past.

Vision:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center envisions lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving people and our allies as fully included and affirmed in every aspect of the UCLA community where justice, equality and respect for all prevail.

Mission Statement:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.