ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) – LGBT Rights
Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons
This is the official web site for Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons. With chapters around the world, Affirmation serves the needs of gays, lesbians, bisexual LDS and their supportive family and friends through social and educational activities. Soulforce especially recommends you visit their Virtual Memorial dedicated to the memory of Mormons who have taken their own lives, victims of the spiritual violence done them by their antiGLBT church teachings and actions.
American Friends Service Committee (Quakers)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB)
A Letter To Louise
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
Building an Inclusive Church
Changing Sexual Orientation: Does Counseling Work?
Dr. Ariel Shidlo is a psychologist in New York who is doing a study on conversion therapies. His study is “Changing Sexual Orientation: Does Counseling Work?” They’ve interviewed 190 persons who have gone through exgay or aversive therapies and are looking for another 30. If you are willing to be questioned for this important study, contact Dr. Shidlo from the following link:
Cathedral of Hope
Center for Progressive Christianity
Clergy United works with congregations and clergy across the United States in presenting seminars on issues that affect the GLBTQ community and churches. Their seminar, “Beyond the Bible and Homosexuality: A Journey into the Heart of God,” was the foundation of the documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So.”
Coming Out Christian
Critical Reflections: Homosexuality and the Bible (Reflections)
What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Is homosexuality against Scripture? A web site takes an insightful look. Message board.
Dignity/USA envisions and works for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society. Through their national organization and many local chapters, Dignity works for education, for the reform of the Church’s teachings and pastoral practices toward sexual minorities, and for the acceptance of all people as full members of the Church.
Emergence International is a world-wid communicty of Christian Scientists, their families and friendsthat provides spiritual and educational support for LGBTQ people, as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism.
A web magazine for the inspiration and encouragement of GLBT Christians
Evangelicals Concerned Western Region, Inc.
ECWR is a nationwide ministry of Christ-centered, Bible-believing, evangelical gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) Christians. ECWR is not a church, but a network of groups of friends whose primary purpose is to provide reconciliation, integration and opportunities for Christian growth for Christian GLBT peoples.
A research-based organization that provides free, downloadable materials for families, youth, and educators on how to have a positive impact on the health, mental health, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Freedom to Marry
Gay and Christian: Good News from the Bible
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Gay Catholic Forum
A gifted people sharing their faith.
Gay is OK! Emergency Numbers
Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Find a GLBT-Friendly Medical Doctor
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
National organization to help straight and gay teens create safer school environments for LGBTQ youth.
Gay Yellow Pages
God Made me Gay (ALetterto Louise)
Human Rights Campaign
Interfaith Working Group
It Gets Better Project
A YouTube channel dedicated to videos that reassure LGBT youth who are being bullied or feeling isolated that it will get better. The channel features videos from President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, celebrities like The Dixie Chicks and Ke$ha and hundreds of individuals and groups.
Keshet-Rabbis hold that GLBT Jews should be embraced as full, open members of all Conservative/Masorti congregations and institutions. Through our understanding of Jewish sources and Jewish values, we affirm that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews may fully participate in community life and achieve positions of professional and lay leadership.
Lambda Legal and Education Defense Fund
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force
Liberals Like Christ
Lutherans Concerned North America
Lutherans Concerned North America stands as a community of faith, modeling the gospel with the church and within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities. We seek to employ the Gospel’s principals of inclusiveness and justice, celebrating God’s gifts of sexuality and diversity.
Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministries
Make It Better Project
This Web site, founded in response to the September 2010 string of bullying-related gay teen suicides, is a comprehensive list of resources and concrete steps that adults and youth can take to help stop antigay bullying and make things better for LGBT youth.
More Light Presbyterians – Ecumenical Resources
MOSAIC is an extension ministry of the Reconciling Ministries Network. We are comprised of students, seminarians, and young adults who affirm all sexual orientations and gender identities as gifts of God. MOSAIC began in May of 1996 at the United Methodist Student Forum in Oklahoma City. A group of college student participants were aggrieved by the decision of the Forum not to encourage the national church assembly to strike homophobic language from church law. In response, several students gathered to create a national student coalition and network in support of ministry inclusive of all people.
National Council of Churches
This is the official web page for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the nation’s leading organization in the movement for Christian ecumenical cooperation. The NCC’s 36 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox member communions and denominations include more than 50 million persons in 140,000 local congregations in communities across the United States. And though the NCC refuses to accept the UFMCC as a member, the NCC director and staff offer friendship and support to the GLBT community in many other ways.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Organization for Women “Lesbian Rights”
Nehiri: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality
Nehirim builds community for GLBT Jews, partners, at allies. Our retreats and other programs transform lives, and inspire GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender) Jews to be agents for change in their home communities.
This website contains nonviolence resources for trainers and activists. Information on theory and practice of nonviolent social change, case studies and training agendas.
The Nonviolence Web
The Other Side
A very important magazine created by a community of creative activists dedicated to helping the Christian church “do justice and love mercy” in our modern world. We recommend it enthusiastically.
Out Youth Austin
A non-profit organization providing services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth ages 12 to 19 in Austin and central Texas.
PaceBene – Franciscan peace organization
PFLAG: Parents, Family, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Bis and Ts)
A national support and advocacy organization with local chapters across the U.S. and online resources on how to cope when a family member comes out.
People for the American Way
Pride Senior Network
Queer Asian Spirit
Queer Asian Spirit is an organization dedicated to affirming and supporting the
spiritual lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and
questioning people of Asian descent everywhere.
Queers for Economic Justice
Queers for Economic Justice is a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation with a goal is to challenge and change the systems that create poverty and economic injustice in our communities, and to promote an economic system that embraces sexual and gender diversity. Q4EJ is committed to the principle that access to social and economic resources is a fundamental right, and we work to create social and economic equity through grassroots organizing, public education, advocacy and research. We do this work because although poor queers have always been a part of both the gay rights and economic justice movements, they have been, and continue to be, largely invisible in both movements. This work will always be informed by the lived experiences and expressed needs of queer people in poverty.
The Rainbow Connection offers resources for parents of gay children, including parents’ stories, recommended reading, help finding support groups, and access to statements from national professional organizations.
Rainbow of Equality
Dedicated to helping GLBT equality. Rainbow of Equality has lots ofinformation for helping to achieve individual liberty. With important petitions, articles and definitive rebuttals to anti-gay claim, it is based on nonbiased, empirical reason and facts, along withstudies byleading scientific professional organizations. It also has been designed to be very easy to educate the public about the truth about homosexuality.
Reconciling Ministries Network
The Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
Remembering our Dead
Sanctuary Collective inspires, empowers, and supports young LGBTQ adults and allies living and organizing for justice in Christian communities by training them and connecting them with a supportive collective of people – because every person can be a force for change in their own community and in the world.
Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International, Inc.
Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International, Inc. (Kinship) is a nonprofit support organization which ministers to the spiritual, emotional, social, and physical well-being of Seventh-day Adventist lesbian, gay men, bisexual, and trans-gendered individuals and their families and friends.
Scouting for All
Service Members Legal Defense Network
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). They work to end DADT, to ensure parity for LGBT service members, and to provide free, confidential legal services to all those impacted by DADT and related discrimination.
The Shalom Center
SisterFriends Together is an outreach ministry of Grace Unfolding Ministries, and we exist to provide a safe and welcoming online faith community for lesbian, bisexual, questioning and transgender women. It’s a place where women can share fears and ask questions in their journey to reconcile and integrate their sexuality and faith.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Straight Spouse Network
The Straight Spouse Network is an international organization of heterosexual spouses and partners whose current or former mates are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Members provide confidential support and resource information to spouses and partners worldwide.
A new website from our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center that awakens people to the problems of hate and intolerance, to prompt them to action, and to encourage them to dig deeper into themselves and the injustices that still face the country.
Training for Change
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project website has important information on identifying suicidal signs, how to assist someone with suicidal tendencies and resources for more detailed information. The Trevor Website also houses “Dear Trevor” a confidential Question & Answer forum for young people. The Trevor Teaching Guide, to be used in a classroom setting in conjunction with the short film “Trevor,” is available free of charge on the website. Copies of the short film are available by contacting the administrative offices.
Unitarian Universalist Association Office for GLBT Concerns
Over the decades, the “UUs” have been our special friends offering sanctuary to GLBT people of faith who have been cast out by their Christian churches.
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Reconciling Ministries Network
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
Walt Whitman Community School
A private alternative secondary school which emphasises the acceptance of sexual orientation diversity.
There are lots of churches for religious people. WeHoChurch was created to be a place for you to celebrate God’s love and make new friends in a safe and non-religious setting in West Hollywood. Our one-hour service presents Christian principles in a relevant, innovative and even fun way, just not religious.
We 2 Have Parental Rights
Youth Pride Alliance in DC
Photograph by Becky Wellington
POLICY STATEMENT: Links from Soulforce Website
For requests for consideration to have a link added to the Soulforce website, the following criteria must be met:
- Site must be geared toward supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and/or allies in religion and/or society,
- Site must be primarily non-political in nature,
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