Links updated September 6, 2003. As always, if you find
any dead links here, please send me e-mail!
Also, if you want to suggest a site to be listed here, send me mail,
but understand that sometimes it takes time for links to be added! --Candace
[Note: This is not a complete list of welcoming churches. For a bigger database of churches around the country, check out this great list of GLBT Faith Communities]
Calvary Open Door Worship Center -
Casa de Cristo Evangelical Church -- Phoenix, Arizona
Cathedral of Hope MCC in Dallas, Texas
Christ Chapel of the Valley -- North Hollywood, California
Christ Covenant MCC -- Atlanta, Georgia
Methodist Church -- Northampton, Massachusetts
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist -- A welcoming church in San Francisco, California
First United Lutheran
Church in San Francisco, CA
Gentle Spirit Community Church -- a welcoming church in Atlanta, GA, whose focus is to bring the word of God and Jesus the Christ to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.
God's Holy Territory - Portland, Oregon
Good Hope MCC - Cape Town, South Africa
He Is Ministries Worship Center -- Knoxville, TN
Holy Spirit Fellowship in
Long Beach, California
Holy Trinity Community Church in
Holy Trinity Community Church in
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church -- Minneapolis, MN
MCC Boston in Boston, Massachusetts
MCC Columbia -- Columbia,
MCC Pittsburgh -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MCC Richmond -- Richmond, Virginia
MCC Richmond -- Parish extension in Fredericksburg, Virginia
MCC of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church in Hollywood, California
New Beginnings -- a Christian church for all people, in Richmond, Virginia
New Life MCC -- Charlotte, NC
Oasis -- Gay and lesbian ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California
Ojai United Methodist Church -- in Ojai, California
Open and Affirming Congregations in Washington State
Open Door Community Church -- Little Rock, Arkansas
Open Door Community Church -- Denver, Colorado
Orchard Park United Methodist Church -- A welcoming church in Western New York
Presbyterian -- A More Light church in Atlanta, Georgia
Pentecostal Assembly -- Scottsdale, Arizona
Renaissance Christian Church -- Vancouver, BC
Potter's House Fellowship -- Tampa, Fl
St. Clare's Anglican Chapel -- Serving Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and surrounding areas of Northwest
St. Francis Lutheran Church -- A welcoming church in San Francisco, CA
St. Mark United Methodist Church -- A welcoming congregation in Atlanta, Georgia
Seekers Church -- A welcoming community in Washington, DC
Tabernacle United Church --
A PCUSA and United Church of Christ union church in Philadelphia
Turning Point Assembly -- a GLBT affirming Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Ohio
Turning Point Church --
Unity Fellowship Church -- Charlotte, North Carolina
Universal Life Church -- Universal Life Church Congregation 60641 is a Welcoming and Affirming Web-based church.
The University Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.
Virginia-Highland Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church in Walnut Creek, California [near San Francisco]. They also host MCC of the New Vision.
Well-Spring Chapel Marysville, Washington
White Rock Community Church -- A welcoming evangelical Christian Church based in Dallas, Texas. They even have sermons in RealAudio for you to enjoy!
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Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons
Affirmation: United Methodists for GLB Concerns
Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Anglicans -- An international alliance of lesbian and gay organizations and
ministries in the Anglican Communion
The Association of
Welcoming and Affirming Baptists -- Affiliated with the American Baptists
this organization is doing great work around the country opening church
doors for gays and lesbians.
Council for LBGT Interests -- BMC supports all people as they seek to know God's will for their lives, including those open to same-sex relationships, those seeking a life of celibacy, and those exploring questions of sexual orientation.
Dignity -- Dignity/USA is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Catholics and their friends in over 80
chapters across the United States.
Friends For Lesbian and Gay Concerns -- A community of people of diverse sexual orientations and genders who believe that our spirituality and sexuality are not only reconciled, but divinely intertwined.
Integrity -- For LGBT Episcopalians
Lutherans Concerned-North America
Metropolitan Community Church
More Light Presbyterians --
We are individual members and congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who are faithful to God's call and believe that God continues to open new understandings of scripture and the Word in the life of Christ. As a Christian community, we believe that the church must seek to live out those understandings in our life together.
Presbyterian Parents of Gays & Lesbians
Q-Light -- GLBT Quakers
Rainbow Baptists -- American Baptists Concerned for Sexual
Minorities and Honesty -- Southern Baptists support and advocacy group.
That All May Freely Serve --
A group of dedicated Christians, working within the boundaries of
existing Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) policy, striving to open
barriers that will permit gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered
people to serve openly as clergy and elders within the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.) through education and dialog.
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church's
Reconciling Congregations Program
Unitarian Universalist Association
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Intercessory Ministry -- A Pentecostal organization interceding on
behalf of the gay and lesbian community.
Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation -- ECWR is a nationwide ministry of Christ-centered,
Bible-believing, evangelical gay and lesbian Christians.
ECWR is not a church, but a network of groups of friends
whose primary purpose is to provide reconciliation,
integration and opportunities for Christian growth for
Christian lesbian and gays. We are both pro-Christian and
Heartstrong, Inc. -- The only outreach in the world to GLBT students of
conservative religious educational institutions.
Homosexuelle und Kirche (Homosexuals and Church) -- A German
Ecumenical group (both Protestants and Catholics) of gay and lesbian
Christians and their friends, with regional groups in about 25 cities.
Most information is in German, but some is in English also.
The Interfaith Alliance
The Interfaith Working
Group -- This Philadelphia based organization can help you start and
IWG in your neighborhood!
Louie Crew's Anglican Pages
Non Judgmental Christian Ministries
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance -- This excellent page provides accurate information on small
religions, and exposes groundless religious hatred.
oru-out.com -- Independent GLBT alumni association of Oral Roberts University.
Other Sheep -- A worldwide ecumenical ministry for sexual minorities.
PFLAG Richmond -- Richmond, Virginia
The Shepherd Initiative --Our mission is to educate faith communities in Central Ohio and provide resources and support to churches going through reconciling processes. We are a group of Christians that affirm the integrity and dignity of all people by virtue of their Divine creation.
Shower of Stoles --
The Shower of Stoles is a collection of hundreds of liturgical stoles from gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons from 21 denominations in five countries.
Each stole contains the story of a GLBT person who is active in the life and
leadership of their faith community in some way
Soul Food Ministry -- Soul Food ministry offers a banquet of spiritual
resources for all people with a special love and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT)
seekers. We believe all orientations are made in the image of God. Our human diversity is a precious gift from
We Are Family -- We Are Family is a voice of informed straight and gay
people who have chosen to love and support our gay
relatives and friends by working to spread truth about
homosexuality. Our focus is on young people because
they generally feel so desperately alone.
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Rev. Ricki Richards & Rev. Susan Kliebenstein maintain this page.
It includes prayer requests and a search engine to look up specific Bible verses.
Glenn Baker -- A gay christian recording artist, songwriter and minister
Bi The Way -- resources for bisexuals.
Bisexual Christian Homepage
Cool Pages for Queer Teens
Gay Christian Online
Gay Teen Christians
Ken & Jim's Place -- This sight is dedicated to all those that are struggling with who they are. We hope
that you find some help, some encouragement and love. We have been on a most
fantastic journey and now we wish to share it with others.
Check out his "You May Be Going To Hell If" page. Some Christian
Coalition Folks are in BIG trouble.
Marsha Stevens -- This fantastic Christian lesbian singer now has a web presence. Be sure and see here when she comes to your area! You'll be blessed!
Time Out Youth -- Charlotte, North Carolina
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bi.org -- includes links to mailing lists for bisexuals
Grace Online -- an affirming Christian community welcoming all to partake in the freely-given grace of Jesus Christ.
Planet Out Chats -- includes religion chat rooms
Still In His Loving Arms -- Yahoo club for GLB Christians
Groups -- features more than 60 email lists concerning GLBT Christians
Yahoo Groups Youth Lists
Grace and Lace Letter International -- An Evangelical Christian Newsletter For Crossdressers, Transgendered and Transsexuals
Ormewood Park Counseling Center -- a place where you can find
professional and understanding help with your transgender issues.
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Ex-Gay Nomad -- We at Ex-Gay Nomads have found after many years of needless wandering that God never banished us to the wilderness for being gay or lesbian. He loves and accepts us just as we are ...
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A Letter to Louise: A Biblical Affirmation of Homosexuality Back to Top
An incredibly thorough site written by Bruce Lowe, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (1936) and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas (1946).
And He Called --
An exegesis of the Levitical passages against homosexuality.
Bible Abuse Recovery --
For gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people who have been hurt and abused by those using distorted and manipulative views of the Bible to condemn, humiliate, and invalidate them
Bridges Across The Divide
and email lists provide models and
resources for building respectful
relationships across the divide in the
homosexuality issue. The group is composed of heterosexual,
gay and ex-gay people -- Christian and non-Christian -- some of whom oppose
homosexual sin and some of whom support gay rights. All believe that a culture war over the difficult subject of
homosexuality is counterproductive, and that it is possible for people
to disagree over this subject and still maintain close relationships among
Gay and Lesbian Catholicism
God's Love - Our Witness -- We believe that our site is nearly unique in that it addresses conservative
Christian concerns but avoids coming down on either side of the
homosexuality debate. It does not promote change but is respectful of those
who seek it, and it offers support lists both for celibate GLBT and for
those who see a monogamous union as the best way of reconciling their faith
and their sexuality.
Homosexuality and Catholicism:
A Partially Annotated Bibliography
Homosexuality and Christianity -- A good reference page for exegesis on passages used to condemn homosexuality.
Recovery From Bible Abuse -- Rev. Rembert Truluck tackles the Bible verses used to condemn gays and lesbians.
Spiritual Fruits - Christian and Gay --
This page was written to answer this question through testimony, providing information, and inviting you to ask the Holy Spirit,
not people, for the answer. It is here to provide resources for anyone struggling with this issue: gay, biaffectionate, straight, or unsure.
Same Sex Marriage Resources
for Same Sex Couples -- An excellent resource for Canadians and others
around the world.
Partners Task Force
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Baptist Watch -- keeping an eye on the zealots. Back to Top
Beloved Disciple Press --publishes works for gay and lesbian Christians with an emphasis on spirituality and
Chi Rho Press
Christ Evangelical Bible Institute --
Christ Evangelical Bible Institute, or CEBI (formerly known as Phoenix
Evangelical Bible Institute), is a full time training school for Christian gays
Gays: No Easy Answers; A Christian Response
This is a great site. American Baptist preacher Rev. C. David Hess has reprinted
the text of his sermon Gays: No Easy Answers; A Christian Response. It's
an honest and touching dissertation on the struggle many mainstream churches
are facing. It's nice to see his church, First Baptist Church, Hamilton,
NY is on the right track.
Excellent source of gay and lesbian books for Christians. Includes selections
from John Boswell to position papers from the Methodists and Lutherans.
Very good source for many religious faiths from Catholics to Zen Buddhism.
Independent Gay Forum -- created by a group
of gay writers, academics, attorneys, and activists who feel
dissatisfied with the current level of discussion of gay-related
issues. Includes several articles on religion.
LBGT Aging Projecft -- The LGBT Aging Project of Massachusetts offers a framework for lgbt seniors and their friends and family who want to speak out for themselves.
The Other Side -- a lively, bimonthly, ecumenical magazine. Since 1965, we've been advancing a healing Christian vision -- a vision grounded in the redeeming ways of God.
Religious Resources on the Net -- A comprehensive, searchable database of religious and Christian web sites on the Internet.
Visitors to the web site can browse through over 100 topics or use their search engine to generate a listing of religious resources
containing selected words or phrases.
Reluctant Journey -- George S E Hopper writes about one evangelical's pilgrimage of faith.
The Door -- The world's pretty much only religious satire magazine.
Mrs. Betty Bowers is a Better Christian Than You -- Wickedly on target "ex-gay" ministry parody called Christians Are Saving Homosexuals or "CASH"!
Post Fundamentalist Press -- PostFun fights to protect the rights of the "un-born again." Safely stow away your sacred cows and take that pious chip off your shoulder before venturing into Poppy Dixon's Home of Adult Christianity.
Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua -- A sacred place in cyberspace named in honor of a little old dog with cataracts, who barked sideways at
strangers, because he couldn't see where they were. We humans relate to God in the same way, making
noise in God's general direction, and expecting a reward for doing so.
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