Family Acceptance Project

The Human Rights Campaign comprehensive religion and faith section with extensive resources, especially note the new “Christian Conversation Guide.”

The National LGBTQ Task Force ( has extensive, interdenominational resources that are a go-to for anyone interested in the intersection of faith and LGBTQ.  If you are looking for a welcoming congregation, their international list is the place to go:


Special mention:  Organizations within denominations that are LGBT supportive, from Affirming Baptists, to More Light Presbyterians, to Room for All - and dozens more.  An important resource for working with persons from various denominations and faith traditions:


Unitarian Universalist Association’s extensive list of resources:  The UUA has a long history of LGBT inclusion, a robust network, and especially good religious education curriculum with a healthy, holistic view of sexuality: Our Whole Lives (



Also worth checking out:

Faith in America




Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry


Gay Christian Network (includes an online community)


Parents don’t have to choose between their faith and their LGBT kids. 
By Dr. Caitlin Ryan, January, 7, 2015

I’m an evangelical minister. I now support the LGBT community — and the church should, too. By David P. Gushee, November 4, 2014

Pew Research Center, LGBT Americans Survey (with chapter on LGBT and religion)

The survey finds that LGBT adults are less religious than the general public. Roughly half (48%) say they have no religious affiliation, compared with 20% of the public at large. Of those LGBT adults who are religiously affiliated, one-third say there is a conflict between their religious beliefs and their sexual orientation or gender identity. And among all LGBT adults, about three-in-ten (29%) say they have been made to feel unwelcome in a place of worship.  Two-thirds of weekly attenders report a conflict between religious beliefs and homosexuality.


The Role of Help-Seeking in Preventing Suicide Attempts among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals. Ilan H. Meyer PhD, Merilee Teylan MPH and Sharon Schwartz PhD.  “Seeking mental health or medical treatment was not associated with lower odds of a suicide attempt; seeking religious or spiritual treatment was associated with higher odds of a suicide attempt.”


Psychosocial Correlates of Religious Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction: A Mormon Perspective. John P. Dehlin MS, Renee V. Galliher PhD, William S. Bradshaw PhD & Katherine A. Crowell PhD.  “For those counseling LGBT Mormons regarding their future, the pathway that most often seems to be correlated with the highest levels of well-being appears to be pursuing legal, committed, and sexually active same-sex relationships -- and most who choose this path seem to also feel the need to disaffiliate from the LDS church.  The pathways that are associated with the poorest psychosocial outcomes are celibacy and mixed-orientation marriages (with large effect sizes).”

Religious Brain Project; Scientists Seek Religious Experience - in Subjects’ Brains.