Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex & 2-Spirit

Religion and Spirituality Resources

for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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DENOMINATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Baptist
    Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
    http://www.wabaptists.org/
    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.
  • Brethren/Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Interests
    www.bmclgbt.org
    The mission of BMC is to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.
  • Buddhist
    Gay Buddhist Fellowship
    http://www.gaybuddhist.org/
    Supports Buddhist practices in the gay community and brings together the diverse Buddhist   traditions to address the spiritual concerns of gay men.
  • Catholic
    • DignityUSA
      http://www.dignityusa.org/
      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.
    • Fortunate Families
      Catholic Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Daughters and Sons
      www.fortunatefamilies.org
    • Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry
      www.nacdlgm.org
  • Course of Miracles
    Community Miracles Center
    www.miracles-course.org
  • Disciples of Christ
    Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples AllianceThe Gay, Lesbian, and Affirming Disciples Alliance is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and affirming members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 
    www.gladalliance.org
  • Episcopal
    • Integrity
      http://www.integrityusa.org/
      Fostering the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church, using integrity as the leading grass roots voice.
    • Oasis/California Episcopal Diocese of California
      The GLBT Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California
      www.oasiscalifornia.org
  • Evangelical
    Evangelicals Concerned
    www.ecwr.org (Western Division)
    www.ecinc.org
    www.evangelicalsconcerned.org
    Encourages and affirms lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Christians in their faith.
  • Buddhism.
    Hartford Street Zen Center
    http://hszc.blogspot.com/
  • Heartstrong
    www.heartstrong.org
  • Hindu (Vaishnavas)
    www.galva108.org
    The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association educates Vaishnavas, Hindus and the public in general about the "third sex" as described in Vedic literatures.
  • Jewish
    World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah
    www.glbtjews.org
    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.
  • Lutheran
    Lutherans Concerned
    www.lcna.org
    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
    www.mccchurch.org
    Founded in and reaching beyond the gay and lesbian communities and seeking the integration of spirituality and sexuality.A beloved community joining together from diverse spiritual backgrounds. A ministry of peace and social justice in our congregation and our community. A house of prayer for all people and a home for queer spirituality.
  • Mormon
    www.affirmation.org
    Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons serves the needs of gay Mormon women and men, as well as bisexual and transgender LDS and their supportive family and friends, through social and educational activities.
  • Muslim
    • Al-Fatiha Foundation
      www.al-fatiha.org
      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.
    • Gay and Lesbian Arab Society
      www.glas.org/ahbab
  • Presbyterian
    More Light Presbyterians
    ww.mlp.org
    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
      www.flgbtqc.quaker.org
      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.
    • Quaker Fellowship
      For
      LGBT Quakers,
      contact email: jeffbikedog@gmail.comwww.sfquakers.org
  • Wican
    Reclaiming--Wican.
     
    Check website for location of events.
    www.reclaiming.org
  • Seventh-day Adventist
    www.sdakinship.org
    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.
  • Soulforce
    www.soulforce.org
    "The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance."
  • Unitarian
    www.uua.org
    Unitarian Universalism—Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns
    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
      www.ucccoalition.org
      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.
    • Cathedral of Hope: A Congregation of the United Church of Christ
      www.cathedralofhope.com
  • San Francisco Gay Shamans
    www.gayshamans-sf.org
  • United Methodist
    www.umaffirm.org
    Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Concerns
    Pursues full inclusion in the Church through respect, love, justice and mercy for all.

FAITH BASED HIV/AIDS RESOURCES
These resources are essential partners in this fight to end HIV/AIDS! Resources just as these aid in the reduction of the stigma placed on this disease by those who see HIV/AIDS as a moral issue and not a health issue.  Here are just a few websites, days of interest and services provided by the Faith Community.