Faith and Our Families

In our brochure “For Parents Of Faith And Their Families” we’ve suggested some ways that affirming religions think about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. We recognize this booklet is just a beginning. Many people will want to look more closely at scriptural commentaries and theological studies in their own religious traditions. To help you with your search, we’ve gathered together a variety of resources both online and in print which may interest you.

Websites for LGBTQ friendly organizations in traditional churches

Affirmation (Methodist):

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Family and Friends:

Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists:

Christ Chapel of the Valley (affirming congregation similar to Evangelicals):

Dignity (Catholic):

Fortunate Families (Catholic):

The Gay Christian Network:

Inclusive Orthodoxy (Greek, Russian, Orthodox Church):

Integrity (Episcopalian):

Metropolitan Community Church, Los Angeles:

More Light Presbyterians:

New Ways Ministries (Catholic):

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisko:
(Contains detailed answers to questions religious people have about LGBT individuals)

Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation:

Rainbow Baptists:

Buddhism (Theravada):

Buddhist Sexual Ethics:

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (Hinduism):
(Note the discussion of a third sex recognized in Hindu scriptural texts)

Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation at Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion:

My Jewish Learning (Conservative):

Gay Jews (Orthodox Judaism):

Muslims for Progressive Values: