Global Christian Gay Resources
The following websites are specifically related to being gay and Christian, and have been chosen by us as valuable resources for LGBTQ+ Christians. Although we have tried to fully review each site before including it in this list, contents may change over time. We have provided these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an absolute endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents.
- Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International - https://www.abbi.org.au/
Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International’s mission is to create understanding and acceptance for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people, empower community members and build bridges with religious organisations and leaders. They are committed to ending unnecessary suffering caused by ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity
- Believe Out Loud - http://believeoutloud.com/
Believe Out Loud is an online community that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality. Members of Believe Out Loud hold many distinct identities, and together we are creating a world where all Christian churches welcome and affirm LGBTQ people. On our daily blog and social networks, we offer a community where friends and allies can access resources for their journeys and share their own stories of Christian faith and LGBTQ advocacy.
- Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry - http://www.clgs.org/
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) was established in 2000 at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. The Center serves three distinct but overlapping constituencies: academic religious scholarship; faith communities; and LGBT people and organizations.
- Church Clarity - https://www.churchclarity.org/
A crowd-sourced database of local congregations that are scored based on how clearly they communicate their LGBTQ+ and Women in Leadership policies. The mission is to increase the standard of clarity throughout the Church Industry. Church Clarity is not advocating for policy changes; they are standardizing church policy disclosure, whatever the policy or type of church in question. People deserve to know the truth.
- Courage - http://www.courage.org.uk
Courage is a UK-based, not for profit, evangelical Christian ministry, founded in 1988. (They are not the Catholic ministry promoting chastity founded by Father John Harvey.)
- Encounter Missions International - http://www.emimissions.org/
EMI trains, sends and supports a team of amazing people, who go global and open Christian Centers and empower local leadership. We are opening Christian Centers world-wide where LGBT people can find a place to belong, believe and achieve the extraordinary life God offers.
- Equally Blessed - https://www.equallyblessed.org
Equally Blessed is a coalition of three Catholic organizations that have spent more than 120 years working on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families.
- Family Acceptance - http://familyacceptance.org/
Excellent resource for a family just coming to grips with a son or daughter 'coming out' to them. Highly recommended.
- Fortunate Families - https://fortunatefamilies.com/
Fortunate Families, a Catholic Family, Friends & Allies Ministry, supports LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers by facilitating respectful conversation and sharing personal stories within dioceses, parishes and communities, especially with bishops, pastors and Church leadership.
- freedom2b - http://www.freedom2b.org/
freedom2b is a network of LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds. Our mission is to save lives, prevent harm and empower LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds through reconciliation of their sexuality and/or gender identity, and their faith. freedom2b is a non-judgmental, no agenda, safe place that assists people on their journey to reconcile their faith, sexuality and/or their gender identity.
- Gay Christian 101 - http://www.gaychristian101.com/
We are a loving, world-wide fellowship of authentic, Bible-believing, rejoicing, cross-bearing, praying, witnessing, evangelical gay and lesbian Christians, with non-gay friends and allies, who affirm and obey the Scriptures while honestly acknowledging our God-given sexual orientation.
- Gay Christian Survivors - http://www.gaychristiansurvivors.com/
A Conservative Fundamentalist Christian minister's intensive and prayerful study on the issue of homosexuality as the Bible tells it and a safe haven for gay and lesbian believers to discover the truth about what the Scriptures actually say.
- Human Rights Campaign Religion and Faith Resources - https://www.hrc.org/explore/topic/religion-faith
The HRC Religion and Faith Program is working to create a world where nobody is forced to choose between who they are, whom they love and what they believe. Thanks in part to this work, more and more faith communities aren’t simply engaging in dialogue around LGBT equality, they’re leading the conversation. They do this work not in spite of their religious beliefs but because of them.
- Inclusive Orthodoxy - http://www.inclusiveorthodoxy.org/
Inclusive Orthodoxy seeks a revitalization of the faith, which is both orthodox in theology and grounded in the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ—a message of love, a proclamation of hope for the oppressed, an invitation towards all regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
- Institute for Welcoming Resources - http://www.welcomingresources.org/
Denominational representatives of the Welcoming Church Movement created IWR in November 2002. The purpose of this ecumenical group is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Interfaith Alliance - https://interfaithalliance.org/
Interfaith Alliance is an interfaith organization in the United States founded in 1994. Its stated goal is to protect faith and freedom by respecting individual rights, protecting the boundaries between religion and government, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground.
- LGBT Religious Archives Network - https://lgbtqreligiousarchives.org/
The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world.
- Marsha Stevens and Balm Ministries - http://www.balmministries.net/
If Larry Norman is to be called the father of Christian Rock, then Marsha Stevens certainly deserves to be known as the mother of contemporary Christian music, a title that Christian Century and others have bestowed upon her.
- PATHWAYS Progressive Theology - https://www.pathwaystheological.org/
PATHWAYS offers a welcoming place to gather online with your questions, your doubts, and your desire to deepen you faith understanding. Our progressive theological engagement knows but is not limited by its past, moves intentionally in the present and looks towards the future. We welcome all people who yearn for a still speaking God. For those on the path to authorized ministry, we have a program for you.
- Q Christian Fellowship (USA) - https://www.qchristian.org/
Q Christian Fellowship cultivates radical belonging among LGBTQ+ people and allies through a commitment to growth, community, and relational justice. Q Christian Fellowship prophetically models a world where all LGBTQ+ people are fully loved by family, church, and community, and Christians worldwide live up to their calling to be instruments of grace and defenders of the outcasts.
- Queer Theology - https://www.queertheology.com/
How do you reconcile Christianity with an LGBTQ identity? Queer Theology provides a supportive community and in-depth resources for queer Christians and straight supporters. You’ll find a variety of resources—articles, podcasts, magazines, online courses—that meet you where you are and push you to go deeper.
- The ACTS Bible School (USA) - https://www.emibible.com/
EMI Bible School was designed to provide practical training to prepare Christians for Global service. At EMI, we know that God has a wonderful plan for you so let this be the place of rediscovered destinies.
- The Epistle (USA) - http://epistle.us/
A Web Magazine of Encouragement & Inspiration for Christian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People.
- The Reformation Project - http://www.reformationproject.org/
The Reformation Project exists to train Christians to support and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Through building a deep grassroots movement, we strive to create an environment in which Christian leaders will have the freedom to take the next steps toward affirming and including LGBT people in all aspects of church life.
- Wijdekerk Foundation (Netherlands) - https://en.wijdekerk.nl/
Wijdekerk Foundation is an initiative of a group of Christians, themselves LGBT + people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) or closely related to LGBT + people. They believe everyone should be able to be themselves in his or her church. Wijdekerk foundation invites all congregations in The Netherlands to be open and transparent regarding their LGBTs policy. We do this by giving churches the opportunity to register and submit their church on the map by filling in a questionnaire. This way LGBT+ people can find out this policy before visiting a church.