United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI) “UMATI challenges the United Methodist Church (UMC) to live into its visionary policy of being a church free from gender discrimination at every level, equipping and empowering people to transform our church and society into places that celebrate gender diversity. Embracing the God-given reality that from our genesis we are created in God’s image, UMATI understands gender diversity as a divine gift. Accordingly, we particularly welcome, support, and advocate for those who are transgender, gender variant, and otherwise transcend binary gender expectations.”
Affirmation – LGBT Mormons, Friends and Family “Affirmation supports LGBTQ Mormons and their families, friends and Church leaders in seeking to live healthy and productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage….We encourage spirituality and empower LGBTQ Mormons to make valuable contributions within and outside of the Church. We organize local gatherings and international conferences, provide informational resources, and work for dialogue within the Church.”
Encircle Drop-In Center | Provo, UT “Encircle coordinates programs, services, and events focused on making the homes, schools, churches and society of Utah more safe and welcoming to LGBTQ members. We work with community leaders to increase cultural competency and forward thinking.”
ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation “Working at the intersection of oppressions, ReconcilingWorks embodies, inspires, advocates and organizes for the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners.”
DignityUSA DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities — especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons — in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.
Many Voices: A Black Church Movement for Gay & Transgender Justice “As a Black church movement for gay and transgender justice, we envision a community that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.”
Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) “MCC is a global denomination that is a welcoming place for all of God’s people….MCC has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same gender marriages and has been on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the US and other countries worldwide.”
Unity Fellowship Church Movement (UFCM) “We are the Unity Fellowship Church Movement (“UFCM”), a movement of churches across the United States whose primary work is to proclaim the sacredness of all life, focusing on empowering those who have been oppressed and made to feel excluded and ashamed. UFCM brings the message of God’s unconditional love and the principles of liberation theology to often ostracized communities.”
Non-Denominational Online Resources
Queer Theology Queer Theology provides a supportive community and in-depth resources for queer Christians and straight supporters.
Believe Out Loud Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
Queer Grace Queer Grace is a curated encyclopedia of information and ideas
around the life of LGBTQ people in the Christian faith.
We hope to offer a safe space full of resources for all those
navigating their journey in the church.