Religious Issues in the GLBT Community


GLBT Resources

Online, you'll find tools to help you explore the myriad social and political aspects of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Whether you want to know more about the coming-out experience, are looking for local community resources, want some GLBT activism opportunities, want to stay current on GLBT news and popular culture, are looking for fun things to do, or are looking for a date, the Web can provide access to whatever information or resources you need.

Coming Out Questions

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LGBT Community

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LGBT Health and Parenting

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GLBT Media

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Get Involved with GLBT Rights

There are more GLBT activist groups out there than you can shake a stick at. It's possible to get ... read more »

Religious Issues in the GLBT Community

Faith and spirituality can be complicated issues for GLBT folks. Many people raised in communities of faith leave their traditions due to real or perceived discrimination. Some find being gay and religious oxymoronic either because of their views of religion or because of what they've heard from religious leaders. But many others maintain the spiritual beliefs of their childhoods or seek out new religious communities as adults.  If religion or spirituality is important to you, there are many resources on the Web to help you find a community of faith.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • There are gay-specific organizations associated officially or unofficially with many of the world's major religions.
  • Some mainstream religious organizations are very open to active GLBT participation. The Unitarian Universalist Association, in particular, is known for its inclusiveness.
Other churches have faced a great deal of turmoil over gay issues. The Episcopal Church, for example, has been struggling since 2004 with the aftermath of ordaining an openly gay bishop.
  • Many people find that GLBT-oriented religious groups allow their members to be fully religious and fully gay.

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