It’s very common for us as transgender people of faith to struggle with our religious beliefs if our congregation does not accept or support us. For others, religion and spirituality can offer great support and affirmation of our identities. The religious organizations and groups on this page either exist exclusively for the transgender and gender non-conforming community, or they are open and affirming with the larger LGBT community.
Institute For Welcoming ResourcesIWR's mission is to create resources that support the unconditional welcome of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and their families in the church home of their choice.
Transfaith InstituteTransfaith is a national non-profit that is led by transgender people and focused on issues of faith and spirituality. We affirm, empower, and engage transgender and gender non-conforming people and their communities, working closely with many allied organizations, both secular and religious, transgender-led and otherwise.
Phone: (888) 7878-494
The Transgender Faith and Action NetworkThe TFAAN is a network that hosts conferences, workshops, and networking events to help trans people of faith and their allies create a more welcoming and inclusive culture in communities of faith. TFANN works in collaboration with The Freedom Center for Social Justice.
Queer DharmaQueer Dharma is a community of meditation practice for all people, founded and hosted by LGBTQ people. A broad range of Buddhist traditions are represented in their membership and visiting teachers.
Dignity USA (Roman Catholic)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.
New Ways MinistryA gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.
Believe Out LoudBelieve Out Loud is a Christian organizations that believes that Jesus’ message compels us to welcome all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Find a local church or community group, read LGBTQ articles, and connect with other Christians.
UCC Coalition for LGBT ConcernsThe Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the UCC, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses for Christ. Find a local church or group through their searchable map.
The Evangelical NetworkThe Evangelical Network (TEN) is an association of LGBT affirming evangelical ministries and individuals. The Network provides resources and articles as well as active online and social media communities.
The Gay Christian NetworkThe Gay Christian Network is a nonprofit ministry serving Christians who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and those who care about them.
Light in the ClosetThe ministry offers a safe place for individuals to discuss, with confidentiality, personal issues, desires and fears they are dealing with. This support ministry is designed for those who are already Christians, but also benefits those who are seeking spiritual or emotional guidance.
Room For AllRoom for All is a community of Christ-followers in the Reformed Church in America that welcomes all transgender and LGB community members.
Metropolitan Community ChurchesMCC is a global Christian church of loving, affirming and welcoming communities of faith. Find a local trans-affirming congregation on their website.
Integrity USAIntegrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Episcopalians and our straight friends. Find a welcoming congregation on their website.
Muslims for Progressive ValuesMuslims for Progressive Values (MPV) is an inclusive community rooted in the traditional Qur’anic ideals of human dignity and social justice. They welcome all who are interested in discussing, promoting and working for the implementation of progressive values — human rights, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state — as well as inclusive and tolerant understandings of Islam.
Safra ProjectThe Safra Project is a resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally (Muslim LBT women). Currently, Safra has become an online resource that collects and shares the progressive changes in Muslim communities across the globe, particularly on gender and sexuality.
Jewish Queer YouthJQY is a nonprofit organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews and their families in the Orthodox community. JQY is dedicated to cultivating a Jewish community where no one feels alone, bullied or silenced because of their orientation or gender identity.
KeshetKeshet works to affirm that there is an honorable place in the Jewish community for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
NehirimNehirim is a national community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews, partners, and allies, committed to a more just and inclusive world.
Latter Day Saints
Affirmation (LDS)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. They seek to provide a loving, inclusive community for all people, regardless of how they identify in their sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith.
Lutherans Concerned North America/Reconciling WorksReconciling Works advocates for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church and congregations.
More Light PresbyteriansThe 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.
UU Welcome And EqualityUnitarian Universalist congregations extend a warm welcome to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, families, and communities. They work to promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQ persons of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders. Find a local congregation on their website.