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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans-Friendly Churches


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Seeking fellowship with your higher power or looking for a home to foster your spiritual needs? You don't have to journey alone as a queer or trans person. There are several religious organizations and churches within major denominations that are dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment for all people, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people. Find an organization that best fits your religious or spiritual needs.

Find a LGBT-Friendly Faith:

Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
Welcomes and affirms all persons without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity, and who have joined together to advocate for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within Baptist communities of faith.

Gay Buddhist Fellowship
Supports Buddhist practices in the gay community and brings together the diverse Buddhist traditions to address the spiritual concerns of gay men.

Works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Gay, Lesbian, and Affirming Disciples Alliance
Organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and affirming members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with a prophetic voice calling for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Church.

Fostering the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church, using integrity as the leading grass roots voice.

Evangelicals Concerned
Encourages and affirms lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Christians in their faith.

Hindu (Vaishnavas)
The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association educates Vaishnavas, Hindus and the public in general about the "third sex" as described in Vedic literatures.

World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah
The worldwide voice of LGBT Jews seeking to support, inspire, and strengthen local groups; foster a sense of community among diverse individuals and organizations; and achieve equality and security for LGBT Jews worldwide.

Lutherans Concerned
embody, inspire, and support the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, their families, friends and allies, within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners.

Metropolitan Community Church
Metropolitan Community Church
Founded in and reaching beyond the gay and lesbian communities and seeking the integration of spirituality and sexuality.

Al-Fatiha Foundation
Dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and friends. Al-Fatiha promotes the progressive Islamic notions of peace, equality and justice.

More Light Presbyterians
Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)
Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns
A North American Quaker faith community that affirms God in all people; learning that radical inclusion and radical love bring further light to Quaker testimony and life.

Seventh-day Adventist
Seventh-day Adventist Kinship
Devoted to the spiritual, emotional, social and physical well-being of current and former Seventh-day Adventists who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.

Unitarian Universalism
Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association dedicated to fighting oppression against bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.

United Church of Christ
The UCC Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns
Provides support and sanctuary to all our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers, their families and friends; advocates for their full inclusion in church and society; and brings Christ's affirming message of love and justice for all people.

United Methodist
Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Concerns
Pursues full inclusion in the Church through respect, love, justice and mercy for all.

Association of Unity Churches
Teaches the practical application in everyday life of the principles of Truth taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ, leading to health, prosperity, happiness, and peace of mind.

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