Religion & Faith Resources

Faith and religion are often places of joy — or deeply riddled with conflict and sorrow for LGBTQ people. These resources depict both positive and negative experiences with faith communities and specifically efforts on religiously-affiliated campuses through the Campus Pride Shame List. In addition, Campus Pride recognizes our educational partners and their resources for LGBTQ people of faith.

LGBTQNotSin: Campus Pride is partnering with Faith In America to launch a youth-driven national social media campaign titled #LGBTQNotSin. The partnership aim is to remove the stigma of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people being considered a sin within the Christian faith as well as bring visibility to LGBTQ-affirming Christians. View featured videos and resources from Faith in America.

Faith in America: Faith In America’s mission is to educate the public about the harm caused when misguided religious teaching is used to place a religious and moral stamp of disapproval and inequality on the lives of gay and lesbian Americans, with emphasis on its horrific impact on youth and families. The goal of this education process is to end the advance of religion-based bigotry and the stigma and hostility this uniquely vile form of bigotry promotes toward LGBT individuals and their families.

Soulforce: Soulforce is a national non-profit that works nonviolently to end the religious and political oppression of LGBTQ people. While Soulforce is not itself a faith-based organization, its organizers lead from the understanding that oppressive religious beliefs, civil rights abuses and anti-feminist attitudes that oppress LGBTQ people are interrelated and part of the cycle of oppression.

Institute for Welcoming Resources: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Institute for Welcoming Resources was created by denomination representatives of the Welcoming Church Movement. The IWR exists to develop resources, organize conferences, trainings, and expand networks and coalitions within and beyond the welcoming church movement.

Nehirim: Nehirim builds community for LGBT Jews, partners, and allies. The organization offers a variety of student programming and maintains a list of LGBT Jewish student organizations across the country.

HRC’s Religion and Faith Program: HRC’s Religion and Faith Program seeks to engage all faith traditions in a deeper dialogue on questions of fairness and equality for LGBT Americans. Through initiatives such as Clergy Call for Justice and Equality, a Seminary & Mentorship program and Putting Faith into Action, HRC has been working to build a diverse faith-based movement speaking out for LGBT justice.