Inclusive Organizations

List of organizations working for full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all aspects of the church.

 

More Light Presbyterians
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).
www.mlp.org

That All May Freely Serve
. . . a group of dedicated Christians, working within the boundaries of existing Presbyterian Church (USA) policy. Through education and dialogue, we strive to open barriers in order to permit gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people to serve openly as clergy, elders, and deacons within the denomination.
www.tamfs.org

The Shower of Stoles Project
The Shower of Stoles is a collection of hundreds of liturgical stoles from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons from twenty-six denominations in six countries.
http://www.welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm

Institute for Welcoming Resources
The Institute for Welcoming Resources is a national, ecumenical collaboration of the Welcoming Church Movement whose purpose is to achieve the full acceptance and participation of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the church through....   

    One of the IWR programs is the Shower of Stoles Project (see above).  The IWR, a part of the National Gay and  Lesbian Task Force, is a resource for churches in many helpful ways.
www.welcomingresources.org

Covenant Network
The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is a broad-based, national group of clergy and lay leaders working for a church that is simultaneously faithful, just, and whole.
http://www.covnetpres.org

Presbyterian Voices for Justice
We are a playful and passionate community of women and men in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who are called to proclaim the Gospel vision of God’s extravagant love and justice in church and society.  (..more)
www.pv4j.org

Whosoever
Whosoever is an online magazine dedicated to the spiritual growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians.
www.whosoever.org

GLSEN
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
www.glsen.org

Pride Center of the Capital District
The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council seeks to promote the well being of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

www.capitalpridecenter.org