Sites

Blogs, Sites, Facebook Groups & Facebook Pages:

Serendipitydodah – a blog created in 2010 by Liz Dyer for LGBTQ people and friends and family members of the LGBTQ community attempting to develop and maintain healthy, loving, authentic relationships.

Serendipitydodah for Moms Secret Facebook Group – was created by Liz Dyer as an extension of the Serendipitydodah blog. The group is secret so that only members can find it or see what is posted in the group. The group was started in June 2014 and presently has more than 1,700 members. The space was specifically created for open minded Christian moms who have LGBT kids and want to develop and maintain healthy, loving, authentic relationships with their LGBT kids. In addition to providing a space for members to share info and support one another, a special guest is added each month for a few days. The guests include authors, pastors, LGBT people, bloggers and public speakers. Email lizdyer55@gmail.com for more info.

Mama Bear Story Project – A collection of portraits and autobiographical essays from members of Serendipitydodah for Moms, a private Facebook group for open minded Christian moms of LGBTQ+ kids.

Blue Babies Pink – For nine years, Brett Trapp kept a secret journal of thoughts on being gay and Christian, knowing one day he’d shout the story he feared most. On a Tuesday morning in late 2016, he logged onto Facebook and began shouting.

Modern Kinship – A blog by David and Constantino Khalaf about navigating family, church, and life as a married gay Christian couple.

My Kid Is Gay – Helping Families Understand Their LGBTQ Kids – videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children.

Canyonwalker Connections – The mission of Canyonwalker Connections, founded in 2011 by Executive Director Kathy Baldock, is to repair the division existing between social and Christian conservatives and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community through education, training, encouragement, and dialogue in both secular and religious environments.

Amber Cantorna – Amber is an author, speaker, and coach with a heart for people who find themselves at the intersection of their faith and sexuality.

Julie Rodgers – Julie is a writer, speaker, and advocate for LGBT people in Christian communities. She has served as an advisor to religious leaders, college administrators, and LGBT students at Christian colleges. She has also survived the culture war.

Kevin García – Kevin is a writer, speaker, creative, recovering type-A personality whose heart is for the LGBT+ community, folks in the midst of their quarter-life crisis, and those marginalized by the Church.

Rachel Held Evans – Rachel is a New York Times best-selling author who writes about faith, doubt and life in the Bible Belt. Her blog is not lgbtq centric but she is a wonderful advocate of lgbtq people.

Strong Family Alliance – an organization with a simple mission – to save lives and preserve families by supporting parents of children coming out. The organization offers parents accurate information, insights on this challenging time for them and their child, ways to keep their child safe and healthy, and encouragement to lead with love and solve problems later.

Whosoever Magazine – An online magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender christians. (they have a list of welcoming churches under the links tab)

God Made Me Gay – A Letter To Louise

Stand with Trans – Stand with Trans is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life.

Transgender 101 (For Conservative Christians) Megan K. DeFranza

Science Just Proved that Being Transgender is Not a Phase Julie Zellinger

Justin Lee, Crumbs from the Communion Table – Justin is an LGBT Christian who founded the Gay Christian Network. He is an advocate and author of TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. He writes about authentic life and faith.

Matthias Roberts – Matthias is a writer and speaker advocating for change in how faith communities engage with LGBT people. He’s finishing up two master’s degrees at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology: one in Theology and Culture and the other in Counseling Psychology.

Julie Rodgers – Julie is a writer, speaker, and advocate for LGBT people in Christian communities. She has served as an advisor to religious leaders, college administrators, and LGBT students at Christian colleges.

Sophia Sojourn – Laura Bethany Taylor is a blogger, counselor, and advocate for marginalized people in faith communities. She has a degree in Communications and Christian Ministry from Dallas Baptist University and more than 25 years of experience in various ministry platforms.

Austen Hartke – Austen Hartke is the creator of the YouTube series “Transgender and Christian,” which seeks to understand, interpret, and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals.

Shannon T.L. Kearns – Father Shannon T.L. Kearns is a writer, speaker, and theologian. He is the co-founder of Queer Theology. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and is an ordained priest in the Old Catholic Church.

Paula Stone Williams – Paula worked for a major church-planting ministry for 35 years, including time as Chairman and CEO, and served as a weekly columnist and Editor-At-Large for Christian Standard magazine. She was also a teaching pastor for two megachurches. Those responsibilities ended when she transitioned to live as Paula.

#faithfullyLGBT – Faithfully LGBT provides a platform for LGBT people of faith to make their voices heard. They travel around the nation taking photos, collecting stories and sharing them online to put a face to the diversity of experiences for those living at the intersection of faith and sexuality.

Queer Theology – Queer Theology uncovers and celebrates the gifts that LGBTQ people bring to the Church and the world. They offer courses, resources, retreats, a magazine, and more—all designed to go deeper into queer theology and shift the conversation.

Just Because He Breathes – Linda Robertson created this blog to tell her story of how God taught her and her husband to love their gay son. Linda also has a private Facebook group for moms of LGBT kids.

Freed Hearts – FreedHearts supports the LGBTQ community and families with a blog and private Facebook groups.

Jennifer Boylan – Professor Boylan is the author of fifteen books and the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also serves as the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide. She is a consultant and cast member for I AM CAIT, the docu-series about Caitlyn Jenner that debuted on the E! network in July of 2015; and also served as a consultant to the Amazon series TRANSPARENT.

Odd Man Out (Brent Bailey)

Jena Borah – Yarns of the Heart

Missa Borah A Gay Christian With Lots of Thoughts

Lesa Edwards-Schepers’ Blog

Tyler Krumland’s Blog – Longing to be Heard

LGBT Organizations Offering Support & Information:

The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.

PFLAG: Parent, Families and Friends of Lesbians and GaysPFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Human Rights Campaign – Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights.

National Center for Lesbian Rights – The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Gay Christian Network – The Gay Christian Network is a nonprofit ministry serving Christians who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and those who care about them.

Christian LGBT – A site with a lot of resources for Christians including resources specifically for parents.

Family Acceptance Project – The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

Everyone Is Gay – Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with families & educators of LGBTQIA kids to help foster an ongoing dialogue and deeper understanding.

GLAAD – GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

GLSEN – the mission of GLSEN is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Lamda Legal – The nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

ACLU – For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Give A Damn – The Give a Damn Campaign is for everybody who cares about GLBT equality.  Whether you’re already an active supporter, want to show your support for the first time, or hadn’t given equality a lot of thought before and now want to learn more, we are here to help you get informed about the issues and get involved, at a pace that works for you.

Trans Family Support Services – works with families all over the country to guide them along the gender journey.

Trans-Parenting – Trans-Parenting is an organization dedicated to providing support and educational resources to parents and their advocates (pediatricians, mental health professionals, lawyers, schools, friends, family, and churches) raising a gender-independent child.

Transfaith – Transfaith is a national non-profit, led by transgender people, that works to support transgender spiritual/cultural workers and their leadership in community. They work closely with many allied organizations, secular, spiritual, and religious, transgender-led and otherwise.

The Visibility Project – A national portrait and video collection dedicated to the Queer Asian American women & trans community. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.

Believe Out Loud – Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. We elevate the people and places where Christianity and LGBT justice intersect.

COLAGE – COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

Soulforce – Soulforce’s goal is to turn this world upside down and inside out in the name of justice and equity for folks across all marginalized racial, sexual, and gender identities. They seek to do the kind of collective activism that makes our souls burst as we free ourselves from spiritual violence.

Trans Family Support Services – works with families all over the country to guide them along the gender journey.

Many Voices – As a Black church movement for gay and transgender justice, Many Voices envisions a community that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.

Queer Grace – A a curated encyclopedia of information and ideas around the life of LGBTQ people in the Christian faith. They offer a safe space full of resources for all those navigating their journey in the church.

#faithfullyLGBT – Faithfully LGBT provides a platform for LGBT people of faith to make their voices heard. They travel around the nation taking photos, collecting stories and sharing them online to put a face to the diversity of experiences for those living at the intersection of faith and sexuality.

Sex Ed Sites that are Inclusive

Amaze.Org -AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.

Northwestern University – IMPACT – The LGBT Health and Development Program – Sexual Health Resources

University of Wisconsin LGBT Resource Center – Relationships and Sex

Workshops for LGBTQ Teens & Youth – Love Your Body, Healthy Relationships, & Safer Sex

Scarlateen – sex ed for the real world

OWL – Our Whole Lives –  from the United Church of Chris – a series of fully inclusive sexuality education programs for six age groups: grades K-1grades 4-6grades 7-9,  grades 10-12, Young Adultsand Adults.

Talking Sex, Puberty & Relationships – a resource for parents – from planned parenthood – a great resource to help parents be their kid’s go-to resource for answers and advice, from pre-K to college.

Before Play – Beforeplay.org is the hub for Colorado and Michigan efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, promote good sexual and reproductive health and well-being, and help “normalize” conversations about these topics.

Teen Source – Great source for teens. This website has it all: tons of info on healthy relationships, gender identity, STDs, birth control, your legal rights, and more.

Stay Teen – Tips for teens on how to talk to their doctor about sex and their health, The site includes games, quizzes & relationship forums,

Sex Etc – Sex ed for teens. Sexetc.org has comprehensive sex ed information including: Stories written by teen staff writers and national contributors.
Opportunities to get involved and make a difference on sexual health issues.
The Sex, Etc. blog which addresses timely and relevant news. Forums where teens can participate in moderated discussions with other teens. “Sex in the States,” which is a state-by-state guide to teens’ rights to sex education, birth control and more.
Videos about sexual health. A Sex Terms glossary of almost 400 terms. Accessibility on mobile and tablet devices.

 

 

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