This page lists organizations, communities and online resources for persons seeking to better integrate their sexuality and their faith.
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American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA provides excellent resources for the understanding and research of topics of interest to those involved in discussion and reflection on issues of same-sex orientation, affection and relationships. Find this page at apa.org/topics/lgbt/index.html.
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) “hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.” Find them at asexuality.org.
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) added 23 Sep 2020. Source: asexuality.org, accessed 23 Sep 2020 (12:26).
Believe Out Loud
“Believe Out Loud is an online community that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality.” (from the website). Find them at believeoutloud.com.
Believe Out Loud added 13 Sep 2020. Source: believeoutloud.com, accessed 13 Sep 2020.
Beloved Arise is “a movement to celebrate and empower Queer youth of faith.” Find them at belovedarise.org.
Beloved Arise added 14 Sep 2020. Source: belovedarise.org, accessed 14 Sep 2020 (10:45).
Bi.org is a project of the Bi Foundation (also known as The American Institute of Bisexuality). It offers a wealth of information and insight into the possibilities of sexual expression and identity as well as resources of interest to the bisexual community worldwide. Find them at Bi.org.
Bi.org added 31 Aug 2020. Source: Bi.org, accessed 31 Aug 2020 (06:00).
The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS)
The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, provides a wealth of online resources for faith communities, LGBTQ persons and their allies, and academics. Be sure to check out their Resources page. Find them at clgs.org.
Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion added 31 Aug 2020. Source: clgs.org., accessed 01 Sep 2020 (08:50).
The Christian Closet
The Christian Closet is web-based team of all-LGBTQ therapists, spiritual directors and counselors providing mental and spiritual health services. Find them at thechristiancloset.com.
The Christian Closet added 14 Sep 2020. Source: thechristiancloset.com accessed 14 Sep 2020 (10:22).
Church Clarity is a crowd-sourced database of local congregations scored based on how clearly they communicate their policies around actively including women in leadership and affirming LGBTQ people. Find them at churchclarity.org.
Church Clarity added 14 Sep 2020. Source: churchclarity.org, added 14 Sep 2020 (10:52).
FreedHearts helps “change the human conversation on love and inclusion. We come alongside parents to help them understand their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children, keep their kids safe and their family strong. We help those in the LGBTQ community deal with family, religious and community wounds and find chosen family. We help those in the non-affirming church be more inclusive. We work with educators and therapists to help navigate relationships with LGBTQ people and their non-affirming families. In all that we do, we speak a message of lavish love and inclusion” (from the website). Find them at freedhearts.org.
Freed Hearts added 14 Sep 2020. Source: freedhearts.org, accessed 14 Sep 2020 (10:57).
Future Method is a company that produces sex care and wellness products. Their blog has many informative articles about the mechanics of sex, especially anal sex. Find them at futuremethod.com and view their blog at futuremethod.com/blogs/the-future-edition.
The Gay Therapy Center
The Gay Therapy Center is an online, LGBTQ-friendly practice offering “LGLBTQ therapy to help LGBTQ people love themselves and each other.” Online and phone appointments are available. Their website contains a wealth of information about relational health as well as articles for LGBTQ individuals. Find them at thegaytherapycenter.com.
The Gay Therapy Center added 05 Sep 2020. Source: thegaytherapycenter.com, accessed 05 Sep 2020 (15:15).
The Gender Spectrum website has a wealth of resources around gender identities and many resources for people of faith. See especially their page Faith Resources: Christianity. Find them at genderspectrum.org.
Gender Spectrum added 23 Aug 2020. Sources: genderspectrum.org and genderspectrum.org/articles/faith-resources-christianity, accessed 01 Sep 2020 (08:56).
GLSEN, founded as the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network, researches, advocates for and advises on comprehensive policies that support LGBTQ and other marginalized students to create supportive learning environments for LGBTQ youth. Find them at glsen.org.
GLSEN added 02 Oct 2020. Source: glsen.org, accessed 02 Oct 2020 (10:23).
The Good Men Project
The Good Men Project. “the conversation no on else is having” is an online resource I recommend, dedicated to real conversations about men and masculinity, sex and relationships. Although not a specifically Queer publication, much of what is said about relationships, sexuality—and just about being a decent person—is well worth reading. Find them at goodmenproject.com.
The Good Men Project added 13 Sep 2020. Source: goodmenproject.com, accessed 13 Sep 2020 (16:45).
It’s Pronounced Metrosexual
It’s Pronounced Metrosexual (IPM), written and produced by Sam Killermann is an online resource to promote social justice, gender, and sexuality. The site clarifies terms and concepts with incredibly useful infographics which are free to use and distribute by anybody. Visit IPM at itspronouncedmetrosexual.com.
It’s Pronounced Metrosexual added 21 Oct 2020. Source: itspronouncedmetrosexual.com, accessed 21 Oct 2020 (10:32).
QSpirit is a website dedicated to “questioning spiritual assumptions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ) people and allies.” their Calendar of Saints commemorates saints who were Queer (and those Queer people who should be recognized as saints), their blog presents articles about Queer saints and Biblical figures, and their book section contains lists of top LGBTQ Christian books. Find them at qspirit.net.
Queer Christian Family Values (QCFV)
Queer Christian Family Values (QCFV) is an online community which offers resources “to promote the affirmation and inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals in the Christian faith!” Find them at qcfvwebsite.weebly.com and check out their podcast at anchor.fm/qcfv.
Queer Grace is a curated, “online encyclopedia for LGBTQ and Christian life,” with insightful articles about LGBTQ+ life and Christianity. Find them at queergrace.com.
Queer Grace added 02 Sep 2020. Source: Queer Grace, accessed 02 Sep 2020 (12:16).
Queer Majority: Different Like You is an online publication for the community of people who fall outside of the bounds of “normalcy” in their identity or relationship structure. The About page states: “At Queer Majority, we believe that sexual and romantic freedom are for everyone. This is why we employ the term “queer” in a unique way: to broadly describe all forms of sexual, gender, relationship, and intimacy non-conformity. Implicit in this use is our recognition that most individuals have at least one aspect of their lives that falls outside the boundaries of what is currently seen as “normal” in mainstream society. And that such supposed abnormality or “queerness” is not merely okay, but is worth celebrating.” Find them at queermajority.com.
Queer Majority added 02 Sep 2020. Source: Queer Majority, accessed 02 Sep 2020 (10:49)).
Queerfully & Wonderfully Made
Queerfully & Wonderfully Made provides “an inclusive space for LGBTQ+ people to explore faith in creative ways” by hosting pop-up events by queer people for queer people around themes that speak to the unique experiences of Queer folk. Find them at queerfullywonderfullymade.com.
Queerfully & Wonderfully Made added 13 Sep 2020. Source: queerfullywonderfullymade.com, accessed 13 Sep 2020 (15:15).
Reddit – GayChristian
The GayChristian channel at Reddit is a place where Queer Christians can discuss matters of interest to people living at the intersections of a Queer identity and their Christian faith. Find the community at reddit.com/r/GayChristians.
Reddit – GayChristian added 01 Oct 2020. Source: reddit.com/r/GayChristians. accessed 01 Oct 2020 (11:24).
The Reformation Project
From the website: “The Reformation Project is a Bible-based, Christian organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBTQ people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.” See especially their Brief Biblical Case for LGBTQ Inclusion. Find them at reformationproject.org.
The Reformation Project added 01 Sep 2020. Source: The Reformation Project, accessed 01 Sep 2020 (08:44).
SAGE is the largest national organization working to enhance and support the lives of LGBT seniors through supportive services and advocacy. If you need help, call them at 1-877-360-LGBT. Find them at sageusa.org.
SAGE added 02 Oct 2020. Source: sageusa.org, accessed 02 Oct 2020 (09:44).
Sanctuary Collective is an online community hosted by QueerTheology, containing discussion boards, on-demand courses, workshops, magazines, podcasts and other resources. Find them at queertheology.com/community.
Sanctuary Collective added 13 Sep 2020. Source: queertheology.com/community, accessed 13 Sep 2020 (10:30).
Scarleteen is an incredibly valuable resource for information on sexuality and gender for teenagers and emerging adults. Fully emergent adults can learn a thing or two from them also. Find them at scarleteen.com.
Scarleteen added 07 Sep 2020. Source: scarleteen.com, accessed 07 Sep 2020 (14:15).
From the website: “them, a next-generation community platform, chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community.” Find them at www.them.us.
them. added 31 Aug 2020. Source: them.us, accessed 01 Sep 2020 (08:45).
This Little Light of Mine
This Little Light of Mine, hosted by co-active coach James Powell, is “an open, inclusive space to talk about spirituality, mental health, trauma, addiction, recovery, God, LGBTQ+ issues and purpose.” They have a podcast and a page of resources for promoting mental, emotional and spiritual health. Find them at thislittlelightofmine.ca.
This Little Light of Mine added 08 Sep 2020. Source: thislittlelightofmine.ca, accessed 08 Sep 2020 (07:25).
The Trevor Project
From the website: “The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.” Young people in crisis can talk to trained counselors at the Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386. Find them and volunteer at thetrevorproject.org.
The Trevor Project added 31 Aug 2020. Source: thetrevorproject.org, accessed 01 Sep 2020 (09:01).
From the website: “UNCHANGED is an initiative by Q Christian Fellowship committed to proclaiming God’s love and affirmation of our experiences, identities, and expressions of selves.” Read stories of LGBTQ+ Christians at unchangedmovement.com.
Unchanged added 11 Sep 2020. Source: unchangedmovement.com, accessed 11 Sep 2020 (13:35).