Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Helpful Resources

March 7, 2007

Resources for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Faith Groups


Al-Fatiha Foundation is 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. We envision a world that is free from prejudice, injustice and discrimination, where all people are fully embraced and accepted into their faith, their families and their communities.

An organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual and/or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their friends.


Hindus and Vaishnavas

The Gay and Lesbian VaishnavaAssociation Inc. Information and Support for GLBTI

Gay Hindu Web Ring


Gay Baha’i web site where gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered Baha’is can chat and know that they are not alone.


The Gay Buddhist Fellowship supports Buddhist practice in the gay mens community.


Jewish Mosaic partners with Jewish organizations, communities, and individuals of every denomination to create a world where all Jews are fully included in communal life, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Founded in the summer of 2003 and based in Denver, Colorado, Jewish Mosaic is the first national organization dedicated to helping the Jewish world become more open, accessible, and welcoming to LGBT Jews and their families.

The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah consists of 50 member organizations in Argentian, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweeden, The United Kingdom, and the United States. The World Congress holds conferences and workshops representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender Jews around the world. The focus of these sessions varies from regional, national, continental, to global.

GayJews.Org is committed to providing up to date, accurate information for Orthodox Jews who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. They have links to other GLBT web content. Remember you are not alone.

A unique congregation committed to building a kehilla kedosha, a sacred community, built on a love of the Jewish people, a passion for social justice, prayer and study. Join us, not as a spectator, but as a member of the family, with rights and privileges, obligations and commitments. Together we can create a true kehilla kedosha.


The Society of Friends (Quakers) is a liberal religious grouping known for its anti-war stance, among other causes. It is open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their allies. There are Quaker communities in several Canadian cities.


Gay & Lesbian Mormons serves the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender LDS and their supportive family and friends.


A Christian worship and fellowship group of gay and lesbian Moravians.


BMC seeks to provide programming, support and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families and friends in the Mennonite Church USA and Canada.


Members of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) are churches, organizations, and individuals who are willing to go on record as welcoming and affirming 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.

Alliance of Christian Churches

The Alliance of Christian Churches is a body of Christ-centered, biblically based, evangelical churches and para-ministries, who join forces to demonstrate Christ’s church around the world. We are all in unity regarding the importance of fellowshipping across barrier lines that often separate the Church, such as denominations, race, gender, orientation and economics. The Alliance of Christian Churches recognizes that ultimately nothing will divide those who are willing to stand together before God’s altar to sing, to pray and to receive the gift of God’s eternity.

American Catholic Church

The American Catholic Church in the United States proclaims the unconditional love and compassion of God, which embraces every human person regardless of their state or condition in life. We acknowledge the primacy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to speak in our day through the
“sensus fidelium” (“sense of the faithful”) of the Catholic Church, leading to a world of justice and peace.

Evangelical Catholic Church

The Evangelical Catholic Church is an independent consecrated and reformed Catholic Faith Community continuing the celebration of the liturgical, spiritual and sacramental traditions of Catholicism in the spirit of unconditional welcoming and acceptance for all the People of God.

Independent Catholic Church

We uphold the freedom of individuals, while celebrating our oneness in God. We have clergy and lay members that identify themselves as “Independent Catholics”. But we also have churches and individuals that identify themselves as one independent jurisdiction or another and also consider themselves part of the Independent Catholic Church post-denominational or extra-denominational fellowship. Our motto is: “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, diversity; in all things, charity.”

Old Catholic Church

As the Holy Spirit guides the Church, we come to new insights and understandings. Catholic faith, based in the Scriptures, Magisterial Teaching and Apostolic Traditions coupled with reason, intelligence and a well-formed conscience is a faith open to God’s ongoing revelation. It is not about maintaining the way things have “always been”! As the Psalmist has sung, God writes straight with crooked lines. Let’s journey together and grow in God’s love.

Orthodox Catholic Church

The clergy of the Orthodox Catholic Church of America are a diverse group of men and women who have responded to a calling into sacramental ministry in a myriad of settings which include parishes, hospitals, nursing homes, jails and prisons, spirituality centers, monasteries, social centers, home chapels, etc. Our common task is to live within the Great Orthodox Tradition, praying for one another and ministering the Holy Ministries to people who find themselves hungry for God and have yet to be welcomed at the Holy Table.

The Evangelical Network (TEN)

The Evangelical Network (TEN) is a group of Bible believing churches, ministries, Christian workers and individuals bound together by a common shared faith, united in purpose and witness and established as a positive resource and support for Christian gays and lesbians.

United Church of Christ Coalition

The Coalition 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. Creating and supporting Open and Affirming (ONA) settings within the United Church of Christ.

Seventh-day Adventist Kinship Canada

Seventh-day Adventist Kinship Canada was founded in 1985. We proclaim the Good News of Christ’s love to our lesbian, gay and transgendered brothers and sisters from all faith backgrounds. SDA Kinship Canada feels a special mission to those who come from a Seventh-day Adventist background and we offer spiritual support and fellowship to them, their families and friends as they fellowship in Christ. SDA Kinship Canada also serves as a resource to those who are seeking a greater understanding of matters relating to sexual orientation issues and Christianity. We believe that Christ loves each of us individually and uniquely and we desire to share our understanding of God’s love as we journey together.

United Church – Affirm

Affirm United is an organization of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the United Church

Metropolitan Community Church

Dignity Canada – Roman Catholics

Dignity is Canada’s national organization of gay and lesbian Roman Catholics and their friends. They are not a mission of the Roman Catholic Church. For Dignity, there is no conflict between being gay or lesbian and being Roman Catholics.

Lutherans Concerned

Lutherans Concerned in Canada is a Christian ministry affirming God’s love for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Integrity – Anglican

A national network of Integrity chapters, members, and friends working toward the full inclusion of gay and lesbian people in the life and ministry of the Anglican Church of Canada

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God"s love is for all creation
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